Virginia Tech Thrashes MU Women in NCAA Tourney
"Virginia Tech put a lot of pressure on us defensively and, you know, they just played really, really well I think," admitted MU junior Carlynn Savant. "I think we weren't prepared for the type of defense that they brought."
MU junior Eetisha Riddle said the final game left a sour taste in the players' mouths.
"I think she [Coach Cindy Stein] said at the 9-minute mark that we all pretty much gave up," Riddle said. "So, ugh, that's bad because this could be our last game and you'd think we'd be a little more fired up."
MU finished the season 21-10, nearly doubling its victories from a year ago. It was the ninth appearance for Missouri in the NCAA Women's Tournament. And, with three starters returning next season, MU hopes to return to the national tournament.