Women's Basketball Game Notes



Dec. 16, 2012

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-The Tigers scored 110 points in the win, marking the first time since 1999-2000 that the Tigers have scored at least 90 points in three straight games. It is also the first time since 2003-04 that the Tigers have had three games with at least 90 points in the same season. In fact, from 2006 through last season, Mizzou had just three 90 points games.

-The 110 points are the ninth-best in program history and just 11 off of the school record (121 vs. SLU in 1978) while the 110 points are the most by a Tiger team since they scored 111 against Centenary on Dec. 3, 1999.

-A season-best six Tigers finished in double-figures in the win and 11 of 12 Tigers to play in the game scored at least two points.

-Kyley Simmons earned her first start since Nov. 23 (six games) and finished the game with three points and three steals. She now has a steal in five straight games.

-Liz Smith connected on five of her first six field goal attempts and finished the game with 10 points. It marked just the second time in her career that Smith finished a game in double-figures scoring - both have come in the last three games.

-Mizzou shot 56.3-percent from the floor in the first half, their best first half shooting performance of the season. The 19-point halftime lead was also the Tigers' second-best halftime lead of the season. The best was a 26-point lead against Chicago State in the second game of the season.

-Seven Tigers scored at least three points in the first half as the Tigers had a balanced attack throughout the opening frame.

-The Tigers buried 12 3-pointers on Sunday, marking the fifth straight game that the Tigers have knocked down at least 10 from distance. Mizzou is averaging 38.4 ppg from distance over its current five-game homestand.

-Maddie Stock scored 16 straight points in the second half for the Tigers as she finished with a career-best 22 on the day. She has now reached double-digits in two straight games and four times this season and has reset her career-high in each of the last two games. Stock is averaging 19.5 ppg over her last two.

-Bri Kulas tied for the team lead with 22 points, also resetting her career-best effort.

-Mizzou scored 63 points in the second half, its most in a single half of basketball this season.

-The Tigers committed just nine fouls in the win as SIU attempted just six free throws on the day.

-Mizzou had as many assists (23) as SIU had turnovers in the win and the Tigers converted those 23 SIU miscues into 32 points. Mizzou also dominated the paint, outscoring SIU, 44-16, in the lane.

-The Tigers shot a season-best 57.7-percent from the floor on Sunday (41-of-71).

-The 63-point win for the Tigers is their largest margin of victory this season.

-Missouri's 110 points in the game marks the most points allowed for an opponent in Southern Illinois program history.



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