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Missouri defeats Auburn on the road

2282 days ago
Missouri Athletics

AUBURN, Ala. -- Mizzou Women's Basketball (21-6, 8-6) never trailed in a balanced 69-55 victory at Auburn (18-9, 8-6) Sunday afternoon. Junior forward Jordan Frericks (Quincy, Ill.) became the 33rd member of the Mizzou Women's Basketball 1,000-Point Club while head coach Robin Pingeton earned her 100th victory on the Mizzou sideline.

Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) recorded the third double-double of her freshman season with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. Frericks added 18 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six assists. Morgan Stock (Town & Country, Mo.) drained four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points as she tied a career-high with 36 minutes played.

Mizzou got out to an early lead and led 16-12 at the end of the first quarter. Frericks scored eight points in the game's first 6:04.

In the second quarter, Mizzou increased the lead behind four 3-pointers, including three in a span of four possessions en route to a 36-27 halftime lead. Frericks notched 10 points in the first half while Cunningham added nine.

During the third period, Mizzou outscored Auburn 20-12. Frericks scored her 1,000th career point on a layup with 5:49 remaining in the quarter off of a pass from Lindsey Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.), leading to the uncontested lay-in. Mizzou held a 56-39 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

Mizzou never trailed throughout the contest and led by as many as 21 points at 69-48 with 2:57 left in the fourth quarter.

For the game, Mizzou shot 52 percent (23-for-44) from the field, 47 percent (8-for-17) from 3-point range and 83 percent (15-for-18) from the free throw line.

Auburn was limited to 31 percent (19-for-60) shooting from the floor, including an 0-for-9 mark from beyond the 3-point arc.

The Tigers return to action at No. 16 Kentucky on Thursday for a 7 p.m. CT tipoff. The game will be available on SEC Network Plus/WatchESPN.

For all the latest on Mizzou Women's Basketball, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter (@MizzouWBB) and like the team on Facebook (Mizzou Women's Basketball) and Instagram (MizzouWBB).

POSTGAME NOTES

  • Mizzou is now 4-3 all-time against Auburn and 2-2 during contests played in Auburn.
  • The eight wins in conference play are the most for Mizzou since joining the SEC and the most since finishing with 10 conference wins in 2005-06.
  • Head coach Robin Pingeton earned her 100th victory on the Mizzou sideline. She is 100-85 (.541) since taking over prior to the 2010-11 season.
  • Junior forward Jordan Frericks became the 33rd member of the Mizzou Women's Basketball 1,000-Point Club on a layup with 5:49 remaining in the third quarter off of a pass from Lindsey Cunningham. She achieved the feat in her 91st career game. Frericks now has 1,005 career points.
  • Frericks dished out a career-high six assists. Her previous career-best was five on two other occasions.
  • Sophie Cunningham recorded her third double-double of her freshman season with game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Cunningham scored in double figures for the 17th time during her freshman season and finished with 20-plus points for the seventh time. She grabbed 10-plus rebounds for the third time.
  • Cunningham tied her career-high with 10 made free throws, going 10-for-12 from the foul line. She also was 10-for-12 vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 22 when she set a program record with 42 points.
  • Morgan Stock drained four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. She has connected on nine triples over her last two games. Stock scored in double figures for the sixth time this season and sank four or more treys for the fifth time.
  • Mizzou's .778 winning percentage is the fourth-best in program history.
  • The Tigers improved to 7-4 on the road this season.
  • Mizzou is 17-0 when leading at halftime.
  • The Tigers are 20-2 when outrebounding the opponent.
  • Mizzou is 17-0 when recording a higher field goal percentage than the opposition.
  • The Tigers are 18-1 when shooting 40 percent or better from the field.
  • Mizzou is 14-1 when dishing out 15 or more assists.