Lady Tigers Upset No. 9 Tennessee Behind Scorching Second Half

Jenna Baker gives you all the highlights of Mizzou women’s basketball’s huge upset over the 9th ranked Tennessee Volunteers.

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After getting pummeled by more than 40 points in Knoxville, Tenn., on Jan. 10, the Missouri women’s basketball team gave the Tennessee Lady Volunteers too much to handle as the Tigers knocked off the No. 9 team in the nation, 80-63.

The Tigers shot an excellent 53 percent from the field and 46 percent from beyond the arc. The team’s field goal percentage was its best showing in SEC play thus far. The sixth woman for Mizzou, Morgan Eye, was back at it again as she led the way with 26 points.

Coming into Sunday’s game, Eye had 84 total threes, only six treys off of the school record. There was no stopping her as she hit six of her 12 threes and now is tied with the school record with seven games left.

Bri Kulas also provided some support down low with 20 points and five rebounds. Mizzou outscored Tennessee 26-18 in the paint. The Tigers seemed to dominate from all ends of the court.

Heading into the half down three, the Tigers played lights out in the second half. The Lady Vols had no answer for the upbeat Mizzou offense. Tennessee was ousted by 20 points in the second half.

This win versus Tennessee is a feat that not every SEC team has accomplished. It was also the first time since March 2011 that Mizzou upset a ranked opponent.

Mizzou is off to its best start since the 2006-2007 season when they finished 17-14 and advanced to the second round of the WNIT. They stand at 4-5 in SEC play and 15-8 overall.

The Tigers take their two game win streak into another conference match up at home against the Mississippi State Bulldogs with tip off set for 1 p.m. Sunday.

-Alex Farkas
Staff Writer