Jan. 23, 2014
Box Score |
Mizzou Women's Basketball
Mizzou 57, #17 Texas A&M 62
January 23, 2013 - Mizzou Arena
While the Stock sisters and Morgan Eye get most of the attention in the three-point department, Bri Kulas was 7th in the nation entering Thursday's game in three-point field-goal percentage (47.4%). Eye is 25th with 43.7%.
Over the last six games Kulas has seen an increase in minutes, an average of 33.83 minutes per game to go along with 23.67 points per game in those games.
Texas A&M (#17/#15) is the fourth consecutive ranked opponent for the Tigers. Last season Missouri faced six total ranked teams during conference play, that number will certainly increase this year with No. 16 Vanderbilt, No. 10 South Carolina, No. 15 LSU and No. 11 Tennessee still left on the schedule.
Eight of the Tigers first 12 shots were three-pointers, four of those were made.
This is the first time in Coach Pingeton's career at Missouri that the Tigers have faced four consecutive ranked teams, they played three consecutive in her first season with Missouri.
15 of the Tigers 29 first half shots were three-pointers. This marks the 7th time Missouri has had half of their field goals be from beyond the arc in a single half this year.
In the first half Missouri was 7-of-15 from three but only 4-of-14 on non-three point field goals.
Kulas scored in double figures for the seventh consecutive game, finishing with 14, giver her a team leading 17th game this season. Eye is second on the team with 11 games in double figures after finishing with 19.
After knocking down five treys tonight Eye now has 64 on the season, which ranks third nationally. The impressive night bumped her three-point field goals per game up to 3.37, which moves her up to second in the national rankings.
With 14 points and 11 rebounds Kulas collected her fourth double-double of the season and her third in the last four games.
The five-point loss is the closest loss Mizzou has had all season.