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SEC Announces Women’s Basketball Preseason Media Poll

Ashton Judd

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Women’s Basketball was tabbed to finish 11th in the 2023-24 Southeastern Conference Preseason Media Poll as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

The Tigers concluded last season ninth in the conference standings. The upcoming campaign will tipoff at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 against Belmont.

HayleyFrank and Ashton Judd headline Missouri’s returning talent heading into the season. A two-time All-SEC honoree, Frank looks to move up on the program’s all-time scoring leaderboard where she currently ranks ninth. Judd, meanwhile, put together a standout freshman campaign in 2022-23, earning All-SEC Freshman Team honors, while shooting a program freshman-record 44.9 percent from beyond the arc.

The Tigers added eight players during the offseason with three freshmen and five transfers. Grace Slaughter, the No. 53 ranked recruit in the 2023 class is poised to make an impact in her inaugural collegiate season.

In addition to the preseason polling, the conference unveiled individual preseason honors. LSU junior forward Angel Reese was voted as the conference preseason player of the year. Missouri visits Reese and the defending national champions on Jan. 4 to open up SEC play.

2023-24 SEC Preseason Media Poll
Order of Finish

  1. LSU
  2. South Carolina
  3. Tennessee
  4. Ole Miss
  5. Mississippi State
  6. Arkansas
  7. Georgia
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Alabama
  10. Florida
  11. Missouri
  12. Auburn
  13. Kentucky
  14. Vanderbilt

Preseason Player of the Year
Angel Reese, LSU

Preseason All-SEC First-Team
Flau’Jae Johnson, LSU
Angel Reese, LSU
Hailey Van Lith, LSU
Kamila Cardoso, South Carolins
Rickea Jackson, Tennessee

Preseason All-SEC Second Team
Anneesah Morrow, LSU
Madison Scott, Ole Miss
Jessika Carter, Mississippi State
Jewel Spear, Tennessee
Aicha Coulibaly, Texas A&M
Jordyn Cambridge, Vanderbilt

Season tickets for the 2023-24 campaign are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting For more information, call the Mizzou Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-CAT-PAWS.

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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics