Tigers Take Home Opener against SIUE

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The Tigers return to action on Thursday against Evansville.

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The Tigers return to action on Thursday against Evansville.
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Nov. 10, 2013

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Columbia, Mo. - Mizzou Women's Basketball opened the 2013-14 home slate Sunday, earning a 59-48 victory over SIUE at Mizzou Arena to improve to 2-0 on the season. Forwards Bri Kulas and Jordan Frericks scored the first 10 points for Mizzou to start the second half, helping the Tigers pull away and establish a double-digit lead and coast to a home-opening win.

Sophomore Morgan Stock came off the bench in the second game of the season, knocking down two three-pointers and a jump shot to give the Tigers a quick 13-11 advantage in the first half. She finished the game with a career-high 15 points behind a 5-for-10 effort from the field.

The Tigers and the Cougars traded baskets for most of the first half until Mizzou put together a 7-0 run with seven minutes left. Sophomore point guard Lianna Doty assisted on two transition buckets and Kulas followed with a long ball to give the Tigers a 22-15 lead. Doty tallied eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals in 35 productive minutes of play.

After shooting 16 three-pointers in the first twenty minutes, Missouri chose to attack the paint in the second half. The Tiger bigs combined for 21 of the team's 32 second-half points. SIUE switched to a zone defense and challenged Missouri's guards to step up; Morgan Stock capitalized. Her third three-pointer of the afternoon handed her team a 50-37 lead with just under eight minutes to play and the Tigers never looked back.

Kulas posted a game-high 16 points, providing the Tigers with a lethal inside-outside attack down the stretch. She sealed the deal with a bucket 2:30 mark for a final score of 59-48. The Tigers improved to 2-0 on the young season. They return to action when they face off with Evansville at 7 p.m. Thursday. Keep checking in to MUTigers.com for more updated on Mizzou Women's Basketball. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter (@MizzouWBB), Facebook (facebook.com/MizzouWBB) and Instagram (@MizzouWBB).

 

 

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