Mizzou Opens Regular Season On the Road

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Liz Smith and the Tigers are ready for the season to begin.

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Liz Smith and the Tigers are ready for the season to begin.
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Nov. 10, 2011

NOV. 11, 2011 • COLUMBIA, MO.
Tip-off: 6p.m.
Arena: Convocation Center (4,080)
Radio: KTGR 1580 AM, ESPN 100.5 FM
Coaches:
MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 13-18 at MU (second season)
UTSA: Rae Rippetoe-Blair (Oklahoma St. `85) 192-133 (twelfth season)

NOV. 12, 2011 • CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
Tip-off: 7p.m.
Arena: American Bank Center (8,100)
Radio: KTGR 1580 AM, ESPN 100.5 FM
Coaches:
MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 13-18 at MU (second season)
TexasA&M-CC: Robert Robinson (UT-Arlington `93) 64-93 (sixth season)

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Columbia, Mo. - Mizzou Women's Basketball opens the regular season on the road this weekend with a game against UTSA on Friday at 6 p.m. The Tigers then travel to Texas A&M Corpus Christi for a game on Saturday at 7 p.m. Mizzou has one more road game on Nov. 12 at Saint Louis before opening the home season with North Florida on Nov. 20.

LAST TIME OUT
The Tigers finished off exhibition play 2-0 as they defeated the Missouri St. Louis Tritons 62-48. Mizzou was led by a breakout performance from Senior BreAnna Brock, who notched career highs in points 29, blocks 6, rebounds 14, and assists 3.

UP NEXT
The Tigers hit the road to open the regular season with a three-game away stretch. Mizzou travels to UTSA before facing Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Corpus Christi, Texas, before facing Saint Louis at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16.

SCOUTING UTSA
The Roadrunners started their 2011-12 season with an exhibition win over McMurry. UTSA was led in scoring by freshman Kamra King who recorded 16 points to go along with four other Roadrunners who contributed double-digit scoring efforts. UTSA was picked to win the Southland Conference's West division by both the league's head coaches and sports information directors. The Roadrunners return two starters and eight letterwinners from last year's team that finished 16-15 overall and 11-5 in conference play.

SERIES HISTORY UTSA
Missouri holds a 2-0 record against UTSA.The Tigers notched their first victory against the Roadrunners during the 1984-85 season in the Westlake Baptist Invitational in Plainview, Texas 86-70. The second win came at home in the 1988-89 season in the Mid-American Classic.

SCOUTING TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI
The Islanders look to improve on last year's disappointing injury-plagued season that resulted in a 2-27 record. The Islanders will look to top junior guard Jessica Jammer to have a breakout season and lead the team's seven newcomers. The incoming players include three freshman and four junior college transfers that Coach Robinson hopes give the Islanders much needed depth. The Islanders were picked to finish in sixth place in the Southland Conferences West division.

SERIES HISTORY TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI
Missouri has a 1-0 lead in the series with Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The Tigers last saw the Islanders in the 2006-07 season, when Mizzou earned an 89-60 home victory in the game.

TWO-STEPPIN' BACK TO TEXAS
Seniors Christine Flores and BreAnna Brock were each recruited from the San Antonio, Texas area. Christine was a four-year starter from Winston Churchill High School, and BreAnna Brock was a two-year starter from Wagner High School. Both led their respective teams to postseason runs during their basketball careers. In 2007, Christine led Winston Churchill to the class 5A region 4 championship. In 2008, BreAnna helped Wagner advance to the state semifinals with a 36-2 record. BreAnna Brock averaged 9 ppg, 9 rpg, 2.8 bpg and shot 54.7 percent from the field her senior year at Wagner. As a senior, Christine Flores averaged 21 ppg and 12 rpg. Each received numerous postseason accolades. Flores was a McDonald's All-American nominee in 2008 and Brock was all-district first team in 2008. Flores and Brock are looking to be large contributors to the Tigers offense in their last season at Mizzou.

 

 

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