Feb. 11, 2012
Norman, Okla. -- Mizzou Women's Basketball dropped a close contest to Oklahoma on Saturday (Feb. 11) in Norman, Okla. The Tigers (10-13, 0-12) fell 64-60 to the Sooners, who improved to 16-7 overall and 8-4 in Big 12 play. Senior BreAnna Brock earned her sixth career double-double recording 20 points and 10 rebounds. Liz Smith also tallied a career-high eight points on the game.
Missouri opened the game on a high note, matching the Sooners point-for-point. Senior Christine Flores controlled the boards early, snatching four rebounds by the under-16 media timeout. The Sooners went on a 7-0 run with 15 minutes left in the first half, but the Tigers kicked it up a notch on defense and battled back to within five points.
With just over three minutes left to play, the Tigers went on a 5-0 run which brought OU's lead down, 19-25. The two teams went into the locker room with a halftime score of 33-26 in favor of the Sooners. BreAnna Brock recorded 10 points and seven rebounds in the first half alone, and Mizzou held the sooners to just 20 percent from behind the arc.
The second half opened with a Sooner layup, but the Tigers picked up where they left off in the first half and traded baskets with Oklahoma. The Tigers kept the Sooners close and with four minutes left to play, Christine Flores hit a three-pointer to bring the game within one point (57-56). Oklahoma's Whitney Hand sunk a jumper before the media timeout, but Kyley Simmons made two free throws to keep the score close.
The Tigers put up 34 points in the second half to OU's 30, and the Tigers were down by just one point with 14 seconds left in the game thanks to layup from Brock. With the score at 61-60 in favor of Oklahoma, the Sooners drew two fouls and made three of four shots from the free throw line. Oklahoma secured the win, 64-60.
Missouri will host Texas A&M on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Mizzou Arena. The team will join forces with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and `Play for Kay.' Come support your Tigers at 7 p.m. Keep checking in to MUTigers.com for more information on Mizzou Women's Basketball.