Missouri women lose in SEC quarterfinals
GREENVILLE S.C. - No. 3 seed Missouri women's basketball lost in the quarterfinal game of the SEC tournament Friday night to Texas A&M 62-48.
Mizzou (21-10, 11-5 SEC) scored fewer than 50 points for just the second time this season.
Mizzou is 0-5 in SEC tournament games since joining the conference and the loss snaps a five-game winning streak.
Mizzou led the SEC in three-point shooting throughout the season and made five of seven in the first quarter, in which they led 19-10. However the Tigers went cold, missing 15 straight until a fourth quarter make by Sierra Michaelis.
The Tigers scored 12 total points in the second and third quarters, getting outscored 29-12. Texas A&M forced 20 Missouri turnovers and allowed only 20 made field goals.
The Aggies (21-10, 9-7 SEC) shot 54.5 percent in the second half to accompany the stifling defense and earn revenge for a 78-76 Tiger victory in Columbia Jan. 19.
Mizzou led the SEC in free throw percentage during the season, but didn't shoot its first free throws until under three minutes left in the game.
The Tigers will now wait for selection Monday on March 13 to hear what seed they'll receive for the NCAA tournament.