Jackson Sallee – 23 Sports

The Crimson Tide proved too much for Mizzou to handle, as the Women’s Basketball team is out of the SEC tournament early with a loss to Alabama, 82-74. Mizzou took the lead in the third quarter after trailing as much as 13 points, but in the fourth, the Crimson tide outscored the tigers 25-17 to take the victory.

Although Mizzou took the loss, Aijha Blackwell played her heart out, getting her 13th double-double of the season with 28 points and 12 rebounds on Thursday night. No one was near her scoring performance that night, with Shug Dickson being the closest with 12 points. Not only that, but she was close to Mizzou Alumni Sophie Cunningham’s 33 point performance against Mississippi State in an SEC Tournament game on March 9, 2019.

As a team, this game was lost by momentum. After the Tigers got the lead in the third, it was a back and forth battle in the fourth until Alabama went on a 7-0 run with 2:28 left in the game, and it was too much for Mizzou to handle in the end. Other than that, Mizzou shot 46.7 percent from beyond the arc compared to Alabama’s 40% three-point percentage. The Tigers also outboarded the Crimson Tide on the board, 36-30.

The Tigers will now await to see if they can continue their postseason in the NCAA or WNIT Tournament fields, which will be announced starting on Monday, March 15 at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

 

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