Missouri Begins Conference Play at Georgia

Mizzou is focused on upcoming opponent, Georgia.

Mizzou is focused on upcoming opponent, Georgia.

Jan. 2, 2013

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Tip-off: 6:00 p.m.
Arena: Stegeman Coliseum (10,523)
Radio: KTGR 100.5 and 103.1 FM

MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 37-39 at MU (third season)
UGA: Andy Landers (Tennessee Tech '74) 807-269 at UGA (32nd season)

Women's Basketball will open conference play this week at Georgia against the Georgia Bulldogs. This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams in program history. Mizzou has already accumulated a 10-18 record against SEC schools, and the Tigers are 1-2 against the Bulldogs. Missouri last saw Georgia in 2001 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Missouri earned a 78-65 win to advance to the NCAA East Regional.

Mizzou will host its first SEC game on Jan. 6 when the Auburn Tigers come to Mizzou Arena. The game will be televised on MSN at 2 p.m. as well.

The Lady Bulldogs finished non-conference play with a 12-1 record, suffering their only loss to Illinois in Champaign. on Dec. 28. Led by Jasmine Hassel and Jasmine James, the Bulldogs remain undefeated at home. Both Jasmines are averaging double figure scoring games this season as Hassel averages 12.5 points per game and James averages 11.8. Georgia was chosen to finish second in the league by the SEC women's basketball coaches earlier this year, and three Lady Bulldogs were recognized as well. Hassell joins teammate Anne Marie Armstrong on the All-SEC first-team, while James was named to the second-team.

-Missouri leads the country with an average of 9.8 three-pointers made per game.
-Maddie Stock is ranked third in the SEC for her 37.7 three-point shooting percentage and fifth for her 2.0 threes per game. She hit a career-high 22 points against Southern Illinois in just 16 minutes of playing time and went 6-for-7 from behind the arc in the contest.
-Bri Kulas sits at No. 9 in the league with her 14.9 points per game, and Kulas also ranks 12th in the SEC for her 45.1 shooting percentage and 12th for her 1.4 three-pointers made per game.
-Morgan Eye leads the SEC and is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation for her 3.57 three-pointers per game and is also ranked No. 19 in the nation for her .446 three-point shooting percentage.
-Kyley Simmons comes in at No. 3 in the nation for her 3.0 assist turnover ratio. The number also leads the SEC.
-Freshman Lianna Doty ranks among the top 50 players in the nation with her 5.0 assists per game. (She is 47th). The number also leads all freshmen in the SEC (No. 4 overall).
-Missouri's win over Southern Illinois marks the first time since Jan. 2, 2004 (vs. Miami of Ohio) that the team has made 40 or more field goals.
-Missouri's 110 points against Southern Illinois is not only the ninth-most points scored in program history, but it marks an SEC game high for the season.
-The Tigers win over Southern Illinois marks the Tigers' highest margin of victory this season (63). The previous high came against UAPB (38). The Tigers' 110 points is also the most since the team put up 105 against Murray State on Dec. 3, 2005.
-Mizzou held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to only six assists (20.3 per game), the lowest for an opponent this season
. -Mizzou's bench outscored Arkansas-Pine Bluff's bench 60-8, the largest differential for Mizzou this season.
-Missouri is 5-2 when the Tigers score first, and Missouri has scored first in six of its 14 games.
-Morgan Eye has attempted 10 three-pointers or more in six games this season.
-The Tiger bench is proving to be a great asset as the bench has only been outscored twice this season.
-Missouri has shot over 40 percent from the field in 11 of 14 games this season and grabbed over 30 rebounds in every contest. Mizzou's best outing came against SIU as the Tigers shot 57.7 percent including a whopping 50-percent from the perimeter.
-Mizzou has recorded more assists than 12 opponents in games this season.
-Shooting .846 (11-13) from the field, Sydney Crafton recorded the SEC game-high for field goal percentage against SEMO.
-Missouri has used at least 11 players in 11 of 14 games this season. The Tigers are averaging 29.4 points per game off the bench, highlighted by a season-best 60 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Tiger bench has put up at least 30 points in six games this year.



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