Mizzou led Vanderbilt through most of their second round SEC tournament game when things went awry for the Tigers.Mizzou’s struggles with cold shooting and turnovers proved to be their downfall in the matchup with the Commodores as Vanderbilt won 53-40 in their first game of the SEC tournament.
Missouri led at halftime 17-16 in a game that left little to be desired after 20 minutes of play. Things didn’t improve much in the second half as Missouri committed 20 turnovers in the game while also shooting just 3 of 15 from behind the arc. Morgan Eye did set a bit of history in the game as her three pointer in the second half was her 109th three pointer of the season, setting a new SEC record.
Liz Smith was the only Tiger in double figures in the game, scoring 16 points. She also led the team in rebounds with 8 before fouling out late in the game. Bri Kulas was the assist leader with 3.
Missouri now awaits its postseason fate. At 17-14 after the loss, the Tigers are eligible for the postseason, but to this point, face no guarantees. A trip to the WNIT would be the first postseason for the Tiger women since 2007. The team learns its fate March 18th when the Women’s NCAA Tournament field is announced. We’ll have all the details on the Women’s team’s march to the postseason on ESPN 100.5 and total sports station 103.1 KTGR.