Mizzou women's basketball coach records 500th career victory
COLUMBIA - The Mizzou women's basketball team came away with a 69-46 victory at home over Vanderbilt on Sunday, but for Coach Robin Pingeton, the win amounted to so much more.
Coach Pingeton recorded her milestone, 500th career victory, with 165 of those as Mizzou's head coach. She now stands as the second most winning coach among all active coaches in the SEC. Mizzou planned a small ceremony for Pingeton on the court after the game to mark the big occasion.
Two Tiger seniors played an important role in carrying the team to victory on Sunday. Senior guard Sophie Cunningham and senior forward Cierra Porter together scored 42 of the Tiger's 69 points. Cunningham tied a career-high with seven three-point shots and came away with 27 points total and eight rebounds. Porter made a good showing with a season-high of 15 points with seven rebounds.
Cunningham was also named to the Citizen Naismith Trophy Midseason Team on Monday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The midseason team includes 30 players who are in the running for the 2019 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Women's Player of the Year, which will be announced on April 6.
The women's basketball team looks to continue their win streak against No.6 Mississippi State in Starkville on Feb. 14. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on the SEC Network.