Tigers Earn Record-Breaking Win at Alabama

3 years 2 months 8 hours ago March 03, 2013 Mar 3, 2013 Sunday, March 03 2013 Sunday, March 03, 2013 3:38:00 PM CST in Tiger Talk
Source: Mizzou Tigers

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Missouri Women's Basketball will close the regular season 17-13 overall and 6-10 SEC after Sunday's 88-64 win at Alabama. This is the first 17-win season for the Tigers since the 2006-07 season, and the first that time the Tigers have earned six conference wins since the 2005-06 season when Mizzou finished 10-6 in Big 12 play.

 The win was also record-breaking within the league, as the Tigers now have made 253 three-pointers this season, the most in SEC history. The previous record was set at 248 by South Carolina in 1994. Sophomore Morgan Eye also leads the league with her 108 treys this season. She is tied at top of the SEC all-time season three-pointers list as the current record was set at 108 in 2010 by Mississippi State's Alexis Rack.

Junior Bri Kulas led the Tigers in the contest, earning her fifth double-double of the season, She finished with 23 points and a career high 14 rebounds overall as she was 9-of-14 from the field. Both Liz Smith and Liene Pride also finished in double-figures with11 points each.

The game started off quickly, with both teams trading baskets at a fast pace. By the first media timeout, Alabama had the 12-11 lead, but Sydney Crafton tied it up at 12 with a free throw when play resumed. The Tigers didn't settle for the tie as Bri Kulas hit two three-pointers in a row, and Liene Priede followed with a jumper to take the 20-12 lead.

Alabama took a timeout to slow Missouri's production, but Pride hit another three-pointer, the fourth of the game. After a media timeout, Morgan Eye immediately added another three-pointer to Mizzou's tally putting the Tigers up 26-12 with just over 10 minutes to play in the half. Kulas made another basket before Alabama finally found the net, ending Missouri's 17-0 run in the half.

At the under-8 media timeout, Missouri had the 30-14 lead over the Crimson tide, and Liz Smith was sent to the free throw line right after the break increasing the lead to 31-14 for the Tigers. Crafton tipped in a beautiful inbounds pass, and Kulas followed that up with Missouri's sixth three-pointer of the game. Alabama responded with a bucket of their own. Freshman Michelle Hudyn got on the board for the Tigers with a few minutes in the half as well.

At halftime, Missouri went into the locker room with a 41-23 lead after shooting 50 percent from the three-point line. The Tigers had made seven treys, needing just two to break the league record. Eye had made two three-pointers so far in the game, putting her just two away from breaking the individual league record as well.

 Kyley Simmons sunk a trey to open the half, and also to tie the SEC record. Simmons' three marks Missouri's 248th this season. The conference record was originally set by South Carolina in 1994. Morgan Eye hit another three-pointer with just over 15 minutes to play in the game. Her trey officially broke the conference season record, and it also marked her 108th three-pointer of the season. That number ties her at the top of the league also, as the previous record was set at 108 threes in a season by Mississippi State's Alexis Rack in 2010.

The two teams continued to battle out on the court, and at the under-12 minute timeout Missouri had the 60-38 lead. Priede made a wide-open layup when play resumed to put her into double-figures on the day and increase the Mizzou lead to 24. Alabama responded with a layup of their own, but Lianna Doty wouldn't let that stick as she made a quick assists to a Kulas bucket. Morgan Stock followed up almost immediately with a bucket of her own.

Following the under-8 minute media timeout, the Crimson Tide hit a free throw to make the score 71-48 still in Missouri's favor. Morgan Stock made one from behind the arc as well for the Tigers' 251st this season. Missouri sent Alabama back to the free throw line, giving them two more points, but Missouri maintained control of the game. Bree Fowler made yet another trey for the Tigers before the next break, and Maddie Stock added another right after. Tigers led 84-55 with just under three minutes to play.

The Tigers finished the game strong, earning the 88-64 win over the Crimson Tide to finish the season 17-13, 6-10 in SEC play.

Next on the schedule, Missouri begins postseason play at the SEC Tournament in Duluth, Ga. The tournament will be held in The Arena at Gwinnett Center with the first game set for Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. The Southeastern Conference Tournament will continue until the Championship game on Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m.

More News

Grid
List
JOPLIN (AP) — A man who left a Joplin hospital against medical advice after he was wounded by police is... More >>
1 hour ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 2:02:59 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who was charged with abandoning her baby in a Manhattan subway station in 2014... More >>
1 hour ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:50:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Legislature has voted to override the governor and block a wage hike for home-care... More >>
1 hour ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:43:00 PM CDT in News
LIBERTY (AP) — Authorities said that a building has partially collapsed on the historic square in the Kansas City suburb... More >>
1 hour ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:39:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - An Illinois man was taken into custody Monday night charged with dismembering a human body. Police arrested... More >>
1 hour ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:17:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The United Way of Central Missouri's 2016 campaign theme was revealed with a mini parade Tuesday morning.... More >>
2 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 12:23:00 PM CDT in News
BOONVILLE - The Boonville Police Department's new K-9, Vik, passed the certification to be a Police Utility Dog, according to... More >>
4 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 10:18:00 AM CDT in News
WARRENTON, Mo. — A black bear briefly trapped by Missouri wildlife experts clearly has made some tracks across the state... More >>
5 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 9:17:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – A driver was not hurt Tuesday after the car he was driving lost control and landed on top... More >>
6 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 9:03:00 AM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police are investigating a Springfield man's death earlier this year as a homicide. The Springfield... More >>
7 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 7:46:57 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Changes to the Columbia city code would require storm shelters in future public schools, joint commissions and fire... More >>
10 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:40:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a... More >>
10 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:38:29 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill to bar cities, counties and law enforcement agencies from... More >>
10 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:34:00 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri students in private schools would be eligible for the state's A+ Scholarship under a bill... More >>
10 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:31:01 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Republicans' decade long effort to require people to show photo identification when voting has cleared... More >>
10 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:24:14 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Some Missouri lawmakers want to protect lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that could... More >>
10 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:21:58 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week Tuesday with an event at Reynolds Alumni Center on the MU... More >>
10 hours ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:11:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Following the May 1 national decision date for college choices, the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the... More >>
16 hours ago May 02, 2016 May 2, 2016 Monday, May 02 2016 Monday, May 02, 2016 10:31:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 63°
4pm 65°
5pm 66°
6pm 66°
7pm 64°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

3:00p
The Dr. Oz Show
4:00p
Dr. Phil
5:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 5
3:00p
The Bill Cunningham Show
4:00p
King of the Hill
4:30p
The Cleveland Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
8:00p
Chicago Med
9:00p
Chicago Fire
7:00p
The Flash
8:00p
Containment
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld