Missouri Gymnastics Welcomes No. 8 Bulldogs

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Missouri and Georgia face off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Missouri and Georgia face off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
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Feb. 20, 2013

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MISSOURI vs. No. 8 GEORGIA
Friday, February 22; 6:30 p.m. CT

Hearnes Center; Columbia, Mo. Live Twitter Updates: @TigerGymnastics
Video Feed: http://www.mizzounetwork.com
Live Scoring: www.mutigers.com

Missouri Gymnastics will host the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearnes Center. Doors will open for the meet at 4:30 p.m. for the warm up period. The first 1,000 fans to arrive will receive a free LED foam light up wand upon entry. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors.

Last Time Out
Missouri Gymnastics dropped a close contest to the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday (Feb. 15). The Tigers put up a 194.125 to Kentucky's 194.250. Freshman Miranda Eubank took first on the bars, with a career high 9.900 score, and sophomore Rachel Updike also placed first on the vault with a 9.875. Junior Taylor Medrea also set a new career best score with a 9.850 score on the uneven bars. Missouri's 49.075 team total on the event also marks a season-high score.

A Glance at Georgia
Ranked at No. 8 in the country, the Bulldogs boast a season high score of 197.500 and the team is averaging a 196.369 score this season. The Bulldogs are ranked third in the nation on the vault and second on the uneven bars. Individually, Georgia's Noel Couch comes it at no. 3 in the country on the vault, boasting a season average of 9.925 on the event. Chelsea Davis leads the country on the bars boasting a season high of 9950 and averaging a 9.912 score. Brittany Rogers also ranks fourth in the nation on the bars with a 9.875 season average.

History vs. Georgia
Mizzou and Georgia have met six times in program history, with the last meeting coming in 2010. Just two of those meetings have been in the regular season, with the Bulldogs boasting a 2-0 record over the Tigers. Missouri is 1-3 against the Bulldogs in the postseason. In 2010, Missouri hosted the NCAA Columbia Regional, winning the meet with a 196.500. Georgia took second with a 196.275. Georgia and Missouri have not met in the regular season since Jan. 15, 1985. Missouri put up a 174.500 to Georgia's 185.900 in Athens, Ga.

Quick Hits
• Freshman Miranda Eubank had a great showing in her home state of Kentucky this past weekend, putting up a career-high 9.900 score on vault to win her first event title of the season.
• Sophomore All-American Rachel Updike currently checks in at No. 20 in the nation on the vault with a 9.883 average score.
•Missouri's win over TWU at the Air Force Quad Meet marks Missouri Gymnastics' 360th win in the regular season.
• Mizzou's March 1 meet against Arkansas will appear on Fox Sports Net on March 9 at 11 p.m.
• This year's Beauty and the Beast brought in the 10th largest crowd in Missouri history, and the largest crowd for a Beauty and the Beast event ever. The Tigers hosted 6,486 fans for the event.
• Sophomore Laura Kappler competed in the all-around for the first time in her career against LSU earning a 38.175 score.
• Sophomore Rachel Updike has never scored below a 9.750 on the vault. She has scored above a 9.825 in all but one meet over the past two seasons.
• Senior Tori Howard has made an appearance in every meet of her career except one. She did not perform against Centenary in her freshman season.

 

 

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