Jan. 30, 2014
Mizzou vs Vanderbilt Game Notes
January 30, 2014
No. 16 Vanderbilt is the fifth ranked team the Tigers have faced in their last six games and it is Mizzou's second win over a ranked opponent this season.
Missouri's 13-point halftime advantage is their largest halftime lead during conference play.
The bench scored 20 points in the first half for the Tigers; entering the game Missouri was averaging 22.05 bench points per game and 12 per game in conference play. Their game total of 30 is the most bench points since December 8th against Bradley.
The Tigers held Vanderbilt without a field goal for the last 6:48 of the first half.
Vanderbilt shot 23.3% in the first half, 14.3% from three-point land. Those are the lowest first half totals the Tigers defense has caused this season.
Missouri had 11 assists on 13 made field goals in the first half.
Michelle Hudyn tied her career high with six points and reached a season-high in minutes played with 16.
Vanderbilt entered the game as the hottest three-point shooting team in the SEC, shooting 42.2%, Missouri held the Commodores to only 12.5% on 2-of-16 shooting.
Missouri and Vanderbilt were ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the SEC in free-throw percentage with 76.9 and 76.3 percent respectively. After the game Missouri still holds a slight lead 76.9% to 76.7%.
With 15 points on the night Bri Kulas has now led the Tigers in scoring in 13 of their 21 games.
The Commodores entered the game second in the SEC in field goal percentage shooting 48.2% on the season and shooting over 37% in every game, Missouri held them to only 22.2 percent, a season-low
The 22.2% that the Commodores shot is the second lowest percentage the Tigers have held a team to this season.
Kayla Mcdowell's 13 points tie her season-high in conference play and her 8 rebounds are a season-high in conference play.
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