Mizzou Overpowered by No. 7 South Carolina

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Bri Kulas

Feb. 2, 2014

Box Score

Columbia, S.C. - Senior Bri Kulas tallied 21 points while junior Morgan Eye finished with 14 points thanks to 4-for-5 three-point shooting, but the Tigers couldn't hold off No. 7/8 South Carolina on Sunday as Mizzou fell 78-62 to the Gamecocks in Colonial Life Arena. The Tigers fall to 14-8 overall and 3-6 in league play while USC improves to 20-2 overall and 8-1 SEC. Kulas finished with 10 rebounds as well, marking her fifth double-double of the season.

Bri Kulas knocked down the first bucket of the game, but the Gamecocks took an early lead over Mizzou, holding a 48-25 advantage at halftime. Kulas led the Tigers in the half, tallying nine points and grabbing four rebounds. Maddie Stock recorded seven first-half points as well on 3-for-5 shooting. The Tigers shot over 43-percent in the first half and held Carolina to just 28-6-percent from distance (2-of-7).

The Tigers came out strong in the second half but could not hold off South Carolina. Morgan Eye tallied 11 of her 14 points in the second half thanks to 3-for-4 three-point shooting. Mizzou assisted on 16 of 21 field goals while forcing 11 Gamecock turnovers.

The Tigers continue their two-game road stretch at LSU on Thursday in a 7 p.m. contest. It will be the Tigers first trip to Baton Rouge since 1988 when the Tigers brought home a 67-51 win over the Lady Tigers. Mizzou will host Alabama at Mizzou Arena next Sunday, Feb. 9, in a 2 p.m. game supporting the Play 4Kay initiative.

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