Lady Tigers Set 3s Record, Blow Out Tide

Sunday, March 3-

In the 2006-2007 season, the Missouri women’s basketball team finished 17-13 overall, tenth in the Big 12 and lost in the second round of the Women’s NIT. In the 2012-2013 campaign, the Lady Tigers wound up 17-13 and tenth in the SEC with an 88-64 victory over Alabama on Sunday.

Yes, one may think that this was just another ordinary win for the Mizzou, however it was a record-breaking night for the team.

The women set an SEC record in the team’s first year in the new conference with 253 total three-pointers made. Behind the 13 threes Sunday against the Crimson Tide, the Tigers surpassed the 1994 South Carolina record of 248 treys.

108 of those 253 three pointers were drained by the sophomore guard, Morgan Eye, who already set the school record. She is now tied atop of the most three pointers list with Mississippi State’s Alexis Rack who also had the same amount of long bombs in 2010.

In the game against Alabama, junior Bri Kulas posted her fifth double-double of the season with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Two of the star seniors, Liz Smith and Liene Priede both were in double figures with 11 points.

Mizzou never looked back as the team went on a 25-2 run covering more than 10 minutes in the first half to give the Tigers an 18-point lead into half time. Mizzou led by as much as 32.

The Lady Tigers head to Duluth, Ga., for the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament. In its first round match up, Mizzou takes on the No. 7 seed, Vanderbilt Commodores on Thursday with tip-off set for 5 p.m.

-Alex Farkas
Staff Writer