The Tigers are preparing to take on Morgan State Tuesday.
Dec. 17, 2012
Arena: Mizzou Arena (15, 061)
Radio: KTGR 100.5 FM
MU: Robin Pingeton (St. Ambrose `90) 35-38 at MU (third season)
MSU: Donald Beasley (Morgan State `84) 103-120 at MSU (7th season)
TIGERS CONTINUE TOYS FOR TOTS WITH TUESDAY CONTEST
Mizzou Women's Basketball will continue its Toys for Tots drive at Tuesday's contest against Morgan State. Fans who bring in a donation to Toys for Tots will receive free admission to the game. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Mizzou and Morgan State will meet for the first time in program history on Tuesday. The Bears are 4-7 this season so far, coming to Missouri off of a loss to Fordham. The Tigers are 5-0 against MEAC opponents in program history, as the team has faced Delaware State, Florida A&M and South Carolina State in previous years.
It's a busy week for the Tigers as Missouri will host three teams in just five days. Following Mizzou's contest against Southern Illinois and Morgan State on Dec. 18, the Tigers will welcome the Murray State Racers on Dec. 20.
SCOUTING MORGAN STATE
The Bears are 4-7 this season, coming to Mizzou following losses to Fordham and Elon. The Bears last win came in an overtime contest against Coppin State. The Bears outlasted Coppin State thanks to double-double efforts from biana Jarrett and Tracey Carrington. Jarrett currently leads the team, averaging 17.3 points per game.
-Missouri leads the country with an average of 10.0 three-pointers made per game.
-Maddie Stock is ranked third in the SEC for her 37.0 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.
-Morgan Eye is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation for her 3.55 three-pointers per game and is also ranked No. 18 in the nation for her .464 three-point shooting percentage.
-Kyley Simmons comes in at No. 8 in the nation for her 2.85 assist turnover ratio. The number also ranks third in the SEC.
-Freshman Lianna Doty ranks among the top 50 players in the nation with her 5.3 assists per game. (She is 43rd). The number also leads all freshmen in the SEC.
-Senior Sydney Crafton is No.3 in the nation for her 64.7 field goal percentage.
-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 14 three-pointers made against UT Martin stands as a league game-high so far this season, as does the Tigers' 37 three-point attempts against SEMO.
-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 3-2 when the Tigers score first, and Missouri has scored first in five of its 11 games.
-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 nine of 11 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.
-The Tigers have earned a better three-point field goal percentage than opponents in nine of 11 games this season.
-Mizzou has recorded more assists than nine 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 nine of 11 games this season. The Tigers are averaging 31 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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