Missouri Falls to Lady Raiders in Lubbock

MUTIGERS.COM Missouri's Sydney Crafton (21) drives against Texas Tech's Casey Morris. (AP Photo)
Missouri's Sydney Crafton (21) drives against Texas Tech's Casey Morris. (AP Photo)

Feb. 5, 2012

Box Score

LUBBOCK, TEXAS - The Tigers fall to 10-11 overall this season with Saturday's 76-49 loss to Texas Tech. The Tigers are now 0-10 in conference play. Three Tigers scored in double figures, but Sydney Crafton led Mizzou with 13 points and 5 rebounds on the game. With two blocked shots against the Lady Raiders, Christine Flores moved up to No. 2 on Missouri's single-season blocks list. She now has 70 rejections this season. With just one more block she will tie Stretch James ('03-'04) for the most blocked shots in one season.

Liene Priede was also a standout for the Tigers. She went 5-for-9 from the field and shot 50-percent from behind the arc. Despite the loss, Missouri shot 43.6 percent from the field and held the Lady Raiders to 38.5 percent. The Tiger bench also outscored Texas Tech's, 31-22.

Missouri's only lead in the game came in the first half as Mizzou went on a 7-2 run to hold a three-point lead over Texas Tech. Kierra Mallard tied the game at 15 for the Lady Raiders with just over 11 minutes to play in the first half. Priede was able to sink a bucket to put the Tigers ahead once again, however they could not hold the lead as Texas Tech went on a 19-2 run to end the half with a 34-19 lead.

Texas Tech continued to put numbers on the board in the second half, but Missouri pulled within 13 points midway through the second half on two free throws by Christine Flores. The Lady Raiders pushed the lead to 27 points with a 16-2 run over the next 4 minutes.The Tiger bench proved to be a strong competitor in the second half. Missouri put up 21 bench points in the second half alone, while Texas Tech recorded only 10 bench points in half.

The Tigers will host the Iowa State Cyclones on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Mizzou Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Fans can keep up with Missouri Women's Basketball on MUTigers.com as well as on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MissouriWBB) and Twitter (@MissouriWBB).



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