Mizzou women unable to come back against No. 14 Kentucky
COLUMBIA - Mizzou's Women's Basketball team fell 83-69 to No. 14 Kentucky while registering 13 3-pointers as a team.
The Tigers' 13 3-pointers are the most allowed by the Wildcats this season, and the nine first-half scores from the arch were the most in a single half for the Tigers this season.
Four Tigers registered double figures, led by sophomore Sierra Michaelis' 16 points. Michaelis also recorded seven rebounds and six assists. Coming off the bench, Junior Maddie Stock added 14 points. Sophomore Jordan Frericks had her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 boards.
The Tigers were off to a quick start by sinking their first three attempts from the 3-point line, but the Wildcats would regain the lead.
Stock entered the game with the Tigers down 20-13, and hit a three followed by a driving bucket to tie the game at 20 after Michaelis' layup.
Kentucky then battled back to regain its lead, 41-34, but Mizzou was able to make it close again going into the half. The Tigers defense held the Wildcats to one field goal in the last 3:30 of the half.
By the end of the first half, Mizzou was down 43-40, having shot nine threes and shooting 46 percent.
Eye tied the game right as the second half opened, sinking a 3-pointer. Frericks had nine rebounds for the Tigers in the second half.
As the half went on, Kentucky would pull away to win 83-69.
Sunday's game was the fourth ranked opponent in six games for the Tigers, who take on the Florida Gators Thursday at 6 p.m. Mizzou beat Florida 66-47 January 11.