Dec. 7, 2012
Arena: Mizzou Arena (15, 061)
Radio: KTGR 100.5 FM
MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 33-38 at MU (third season)
UAPB: Nate Kilbert (MVSU `87) 2-3 at UAPB (first season)
TIGERS HOST ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF IN DOUBLE HEADER
Missouri Women's Hoops will face the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, immediately following Missouri Men's hoops' contest against Tennessee State. Mizzou Athletics will be hosting a carnival in between the two contests, featuring a bounce house with a slide, face painters, balloon artists and a poster making station. Mizzou cheerleaders and student-athletes will also be in attendance at the carnival.
The Tigers will take some time off for finals week, but things will get rolling again on Dec. 16. Missouri will welcome Southern Illinois, Morgan State and Murray State that week.
SCOUTING ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
Saturday's contest will mark the fifth meeting between UAPB and Mizzou in program history, and the Tigers hold a 4-0 record against the Lady Lions. The last meeting between the two teams occurred on Dec. 21, 2009 and the Tigers scored an 81-50 win in Mizzou Arena. UAPB will come to Mizzou off of an 87-57 victory over Lemoyne Owen College. The team is 2-3 on the season, netting its other win over Philander Smith College. The Lady Lions have seen some tough competition, facing Kanas State, Alabama and UAB earlier this year as well.
-Missouri had five players in the double figures against Missouri State on Dec. 6, marking the first time since March 8, 2006 (vs. Texas Tech) that five Tigers have put up double digits in a game.
-Missouri is 3-2 when the Tigers score first, and Missouri has scored first in five of its nine games.
- Freshman Lianna Doty is third in the SEC with 47 assists the season and 5.2 assists per game.
-Doty's 5.2 assists per game also lead all freshman in the SEC.
- Sophomore Morgan Eye has made the most three pointers in the league this season, and she has the best three-point shooting percentage.
-Eye is also ranked No. 46 in the nation for her .429 three-point shooting percentage and also comes in at No. 21 for her 3.0 three- pointers per game.
-Freshman Lianna Doty ranks among the top 50 players in the nation with her 5.1 assists per game. (She is 47th)
-Morgan Eye has attempted 10 three-pointers or more in four 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 seven of nine games this season and grabbed over 30 rebounds in every contest.
-The Tigers have earned a better three-point field goal percentage than opponents in seven of nine games this season.
-Mizzou has recorded more assists than seven 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.
-Morgan Eye has hit at least one three-pointer in every game this season and leads the Tigers with 34 made this season.
-Morgan Eye's .571 three-point shooting percentage against UT Martin marked an SEC game-high this season.
-Mizzou attempted 37 three-pointers against SEMO and made 14 against UT Martin, which are team game highs for the league.
-Missouri's win over UT Martin marked head coach Robin Pingeton's 370th career victory, and women's basketball's 80th victory in Mizzou Arena.
-Sydney Crafton is shooting 20-of-27 over her last three games, averaging 16 ppg in that span.
-Missouri has used at least 11 players in seven of nine games this season. The Tigers are averaging 25.7 points per game off the bench, highlighted by a season-best 47 against Chicago State.
Morgan Eye set a new single-game record at Mizzou with her eight threes against UT Martin. The previous record was seven, reached by Julie Helm, Alyssa Hollins and Amanda Hanneman.
Should the Tigers come out on top of the Lady Lions, the victory will mark Mizzou's women's basketball program's 700th victory.
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