Mizzou Opens Regular Season Against Saint Louis



Nov. 8, 2012

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November 16, 2011
St. Louis, Mo.
Missouri Steps Up for 68-56 Victory
The Missouri Tigers improve to 3-0 on the season tonight after defeating the Saint Louis University Billikens 68-56 at Chaifetz Arena. Freshman Morgan Eye came through with a breakout performance to give the Tigers the edge. The Montrose, Mo. native finished the game with a career-high 16 points going a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the arc.

Tip-off: 7 p.m.
Arena: Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Radio: KTGR 100.5 FM
TV: None
MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 26-36 at MU (third season)
SLU: Lisa Stone (Iowa `84) 0-0 at SLU (firsr season)

Columbia, Mo. - Missouri opens up the regular season Friday against in-state rival Saint Louis University. The Tigers are 17-0 against the Billikens in program history, and this will be the first time that the two have met in season-opening games. The Tigers earned a 68-56 victory over the Billikens last season in Chaifetz Arena. Morgan Eye stood out for the Tigers in the win, shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the arc to tally a then-career high 16 points.

Fans attending Friday's game can purchase the Family 4 Pack at the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office. The Family 4 Pack will include four tickets to Friday's game and a voucher for four free hotdogs and four free soft drinks. The Family 4 Pack is available for just $20.

Fans attending the game should use the hashtag #WBBBattle4Missouri tomorrow for a chance to win prizes during the game or participate in game day contests.

The Tigers have a quick turnaround this week as Chicago State will come to Mizzou Arena on Monday (Nov. 12). Mizzou will host Northern Illinois on Nov. 15 in one last home competition before hitting the road for the Cancun Challenge on Nov. 22.

The Billikens return four starters and nine letterwinners after finishing the 2011-12 season 11-20 overall. Saint Louis will look to senior guard Courtney Webb and sophomore guard Desirae Ball to provide leadership on the court as they are the team's top returning scorers. Webb averaged 11.4 points per game last season while Ball averaged 9.2. The team welcomes one newcomer in freshman Denisha Womack, who led her high school team in scoring with 17 points per game and was named to the All-Conference first team after her senior season.



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