Ryan Crothers, 23 Sports

It was a great game in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Missouri women’s basketball team, who came away with a huge 73-67 victory on the road against the Arkansas Razorbacks. This was Mizzou’s 20th win of the season, improving their record to 20-9 on the season and 9-6 in conference. This loss drops Arkansas to a record of 17-12 and an SEC record of 6-9.

The teams played a pretty back and forth first quarter, with Missouri taking taking a 12-11 lead into the second. In that quarter, the Tigers defense stepped up, giving Missouri a 24-16 lead at halftime. But in the third Arkansas’ offense woke up, putting up 25 on the Tigers to give the Razorbacks a 41-37 lead after three. But in the fourth Mizzou’s offense simply exploded for 36 points to come away with the 73-67 win.

This game had NCAA tournament implications and Missouri did exactly what they needed to do to secure a good seed in the madness of March. It was an all around team effort for the Tigers with four players scoring in the doubles digits: Cierra Porter, Sophie Cunningham, Jordan Rountree, and Jordan Chavis. Sophie Cunningham once again blew up for a huge game, not a shock to anyone because of how amazing of a player she is. She’s creeping closer and closer to becoming the University of Missouri’s Women’s Basketball all time points scorer. She now has just 66 points to go, with one game left in the regular season, and the SEC and NCAA tournaments coming up. It’s looking real good for her to break the record.

Cierra Porter also had a monster game. She contributed 21 points, nine rebounds, fours assists, and two blocks. In the fourth quarter she had a rebound that gave her 108 for her career, tenth all-time for Mizzou. The Missouri Women’s Basketball team returns to the court for senior night on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019. They will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide to close out the regular season before heading to Greenville, South Carolina for the SEC Tournament.