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Mizzou reaches 20 wins for first time in 10 years

2294 days ago
Missouri Athletics

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Women's Basketball (20-6, 7-6) topped Arkansas (10-15, 5-7) 69-48 Sunday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. The resounding win gives the Tigers 20 victories on the season, the most for the program since the 2005-06 campaign.

Senior guard Morgan Stock (Town & Country, Mo.) led the way for Mizzou, pouring in a game-high 17 points. She tied a career-high with five made 3-pointers. Stock was joined in double digits by junior forward Jordan Frericks (Quincy, Ill.), who finished with 15 points, and Juanita Robinson (Chicago, Ill.), who scored 11 in 20 reserve minutes.

Freshman guard Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) dished out a career-high eight assists and pulled down a team-high five rebounds. Frericks and Cierra Porter (Columbia, Mo.) also grabbed five boards.

The beginning of the first quarter saw the lead change hands five times, and both teams were shooting the ball well. The Tigers 12-2 run, sparked by a sliding steal made by redshirt junior guard Lianna Doty (St. Louis, Mo.), who tied a season-high with five assists.

Mizzou led 19-10 at the end of the first period and used a 23-7 second quarter to pull away for good. The Tigers dished an assist on all 16 made baskets in the first half, while only turning the ball over twice, which was a season low.

The lead grew as large as 31 points midway through the third quarter. Mizzou finished with 20 assists, which tied the high mark during SEC play.

The Tigers shot 44 percent (22-for-50) from the floor, 33 percent (8-for-24) from beyond the 3-point arc and 90 percent (17-for-19) at the free throw line. Arkansas was limited to 33 percent shooting (20-for-60) and a 1-for-12 mark from long range.

Mizzou has a bye on Thursday and will return to action at Auburn for a 2 p.m. CT tipoff Sunday, Feb. 21 on SEC Network Plus/WatchESPN.