Cunningham, No. 13 Mizzou women edge No. 11 Lady Vols 77-73
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 12 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and No. 13 Missouri held on to beat No. 11 Tennessee on Sunday.
The Tigers (22-5, 10-4 Southeastern Conference) made 12 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter but the two misses came in the final minute, giving the Lady Vols (21-6, 9-5) a chance. Jordan Frericks fouled Rennia Davis on a 3-point attempt with 1.4 seconds left. Davis missed the first free throw and made the second before deliberately missing the third. Missouri got the rebound and iced the game on two Cunningham free throws with less than a second remaining.
Tennessee, down as many as 15 in the second quarter, took the lead with a 10-0 run early in the third. Missouri led by two entering the fourth quarter and the Lady Vols tied it three times but never led.
Frericks had 16 points for the Tigers, who shot 56 percent and were 19 of 22 from the foul line.