Tigers Hold Gold Rush Game Thursday

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Jan. 23, 2013

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Tip-off: 7:00 p.m.
Arena: Mizzou Arena (15,061)
TV: Fox Sports PLUS
Talent: Beau Baehman and Gary Link
Radio: KTGR 100.5 / 103.1 FM
Coaches:
MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 39-42 at MU (third season)
UA: Tom Collen (Bowling Green State `77) 106-71 at UA (6th season)

The Last Meeting
Missouri56
Arkansas55
December 21, 2008
Fayetteville, Ark.
Mizzou Comes Back for 56-55 Win
Senior Alyssa Hollins hit a three-pointer with 1:14 remaining to give the Tigers its first lead of the second half as the University of Missouri women's basketball held on for a 56-55 victory over Arkansas on Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville, Ark. The win was the fifth consecutive for Mizzou as the team improves its record to 6-4 while Arkansas falls to 9-3.

TIGERS HOLD GOLD RUSH GAME THURSDAY
The Tigers return to Columbia this week, hosting the Arkansas Razorbacks on Thursday at 7 p.m. in a televised contest. The game will tip at 7 p.m. and air on Fox Sports Midwest PLUS. Fans are encouraged to wear gold to the game as it is the annual Gold Rush contest. The Tigers have a 4-5 record against the Razorbacks in program history, with the last meeting ocming in 2007 at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers fell to the Razorbacks 66-53.

SCOUTING THE RAZORBACKS
Arkansas is 13-5 this season, with just one conference win so far. Most recently, the Razorbacks are coming off of a 57-54 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs. Arkansas ranks second in the league for field goal percentage defense as the team is holidng opponents to just .357 from the field this year. Sarah Watkins leads the Razorbacks, averaging 13.1 points per game. Quistelle Williams is also a player to watch as she averages 10.3 points per game and grabs 6.9 rebounds per game. Arkansas' Callie Berna has dished 105 dimes this season as well.

UP NEXT
It will be a quick turnaround for the Tigers this week as they head to former Big 12 foe, and current SEC opponent Texas A&M on Sunday, Jan. 27 for a 2:30 p.m. game. That game will also be televised on ESPNU.

TIGER TIDBITS
• Mizzou's win on Sunday was its 13th of the season, matching its win total from a season ago despite having at least 12 games remaining as the team continues to show signs of growth and development under third-year head coach Robin Pingeton.
• Mizzou has made at least 13 3-pointers in six games this season, an SEC high this season as Mizzou owns the top six team 3-point shooting performances in the SEC this season and Morgan Eye owns two of the top individual three-point shooting performances in the league so far this season as well.
• As the Tigers return home on Thursday, it is worth nothing that the Tigers are 11-1 inside Mizzou Arena this season. In fact Mizzou went on an11-game home winning streak to open the season. The 11-0 start at home was the best since 2005-06 when the Tigers also 11 in a row at home to open the season. Their only loss this season was to No. 6 Kentucky on Jan. 13.
Mizzou Notables at Home This Season -Mizzou's average margin of victory at home is 19.3 ppg
-The Tigers are shooting a blistering 46-percent in home games this season and averaging 79.5 total ppg
-Mizzou has scored at least 80 points in seven of 11 home games this season and at least 90 in three of those
-The Tigers own a 1.72 assist-to-turnover margin at home this season
-Mizzou is averaging 11 3-pointers per game at home this season.
• Missouri has made 179 three-pointers as a team so far this season. Should the Tigers average 2.9 treys per game through the rest of the season they will match the school record for three-pointers made in a season (214). The SEC record for 3-pointers in a season is 248, meaning the Tigers would need to average 5.8 3-pointers per game to break that mark, which was set in 1994 by South Carolina.
• The Tigers continue to play great team basketball under third-year head coach Robin Pingeton and the numbers prove it. Over the first 19 games of the season, Mizzou has assisted on 318 of their 479 field goals (66-percent). The 66-percent clip is the top mark in the SEC this season, just edging Vanderbilt (65-percent), showing the Tigers' ability to take great shots rather than settle for good shots. The Tigers assisted on 17 of 27 field goals in their last game, a 73-72 overtime won at Ole Miss on Sunday.
• Mizzou is third in the SEC, averaging 16.7 assists per game, trailing only Texas A&M (17.3) and Auburn (17.1). Mizzou is also fifth in the league in assist-to-turnover margin at 1.0, just 0.1 shy of first place (three teams, 1.1).
• Mizzou has recorded more assists than 15 opponents in games this season after posting 17 at Ole Miss on Sunday.
• Missouri has made 179 three-pointers as a team so far this season. Should the Tigers average 2.9 treys per game through the rest of the season they will match the school record for three-pointers made in a season (214). The SEC record for 3-pointers in a season is 248, meaning the Tigers would need to average 5.8 3-pointers per game to break that mark, which was set in 1994 by South Carolina.
• The Tigers continue to play great team basketball under third-year head coach Robin Pingeton and the numbers prove it. Over the first 19 games of the season, Mizzou has assisted on 318 of their 479 field goals (66-percent). The 66-percent clip is the top mark in the SEC this season, just edging Vanderbilt (65-percent), showing the Tigers' ability to take great shots rather than settle for good shots. The Tigers assisted on 17 of 27 field goals in their last game, a 73-72 overtime won at Ole Miss on Sunday.
• Mizzou is third in the SEC, averaging 16.7 assists per game, trailing only Texas A&M (17.3) and Auburn (17.1). Mizzou is also fifth in the league in assist-to-turnover margin at 1.0, just 0.1 shy of first place (three teams, 1.1).
• Mizzou has recorded more assists than 15 opponents in games this season after posting 17 at Ole Miss on Sunday.
• Staying on the topic of assists, Mizzou has a 2.0 assist-to-turnover margin in the second half of games this season. That is a big reason why Mizzou owns a +5.3 point margin over opponents in second halves of games this season. The Tigers are averaging assists on nearly 70-perccent of their field goals in the second half of games this season, up from their 66-percent season average.
• Mizzou's bench has been a huge key to the success of the program this season. In fact, the Tiger bench is outscoring the opponents' bench by an average of 28-19 while shooting 38-percent from the floor to its opponents' 35-percent. A big reason for the Tiger production off the bench has been its ability to knock down the trey as Mizzou's bench has hit 118 3-pointers to its opponents' 33.
• Mizzou leads the league in defensive rebounding (29.7 per game) and has the second-best defensive rebounding percentage (.709).
• Mizzou hit a school-record 18 three-pointers against Auburn. The 18 three-pointers made by the Tigers in the contest are the most ever by an SEC school, shattering the previous best mark of 17 by Ole Miss.
• Senior center Liz Smith has been a big part of the Tiger offense this season, and a big part of that is due to her increased efficiency. In fact, coming into the year Smith was just a 31.4-percent shooter and averaged a miniscule 1.5 ppg. This season, Smith has flipped the script and is shooting 54.7-percentfrom the floor (a 23.3-percnet increase from a season ago) while averaging 6.1 ppg. Her rebounding numbers are way up as well as she is grabbing 5.4 boards per game, up from just 1.6 a season ago.
Maddie Stock is ranked ninth in the conference for her 1.7 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.
• Mizzou held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to only six assists (20.3 per game), the lowest for an opponent this season
•Shooting .846 (11-13) from the field, Sydney Crafton recorded the SEC's second-best single-game goal percentage against SEMO.
• Missouri has shot over 40 percent from the field in 13 of 19 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.

 

 

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