In what should become a great SEC rivalry, the Mizzou Tigers welcomed the Arkansas Razorbacks to town Thursday.Mizzou, looking to eclipse last year’s win total, saw a slow start doom them early and thanks to a career night from Erin Gatling, the Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 58-50 at Mizzou Arena.
Gatling, a reserve averaging 5 points a game, had a career high 23 points in the game. In her best Morgan Eye imitation, she was 6-10 from behind the arc in the game as well. Arkansas trailed just once, 32-31 in the game and the Tigers were unable to capitalize on second chance opportunities to control the game.
Eye, who was 4-9 from behind the arc herself, led the Tigers with 12 points in the game. Bri Kulas, the Tigers leading scorer this season, had just 6 points after being held scoreless in the first half. The game snapped a streak of 14 straight games for Kulas with at least 9 points. Eye and Liz Smith tied for the team assist lead with 2 and Smith was once again the team’s leading rebounder with 9.
Missouri is now 13-7 on the season and falls to 2-4 in SEC play. Things don’t get easier for the Tigers as they head to College Station, TX to take on former Big 12 and current SEC foe Texas A&M. The Tigers and Aggies tip at 2:30pm and pregame begins at 2:15pm on your home for Mizzou Women’s Basketball, ESPN 100.5 and Total Sports Station 103.1 KTGR.