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Women’s Basketball Set to Face Auburn on Sunday

Ashton Judd

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Women’s Basketball continues its season at 1 p.m. Sunday when Auburn visits Mizzou Arena. The contest will be broadcast on SEC Network.

Missouri is coming off a road loss to No. 1 South Carolina on Thursday.

Sophomore guard Ashton Judd led Missouri and recorded her sixth double-double this season with 12 points and 10 rebounds against the Gamecocks.

Freshman guard Grace Slaughter added 12 points and has now scored 10+ points in eight of the last nine contests.

Slaughter ranks third in the SEC among first-year players with 11.4 points per game.

Senior point guard Mama Dembele ranks first in the SEC with 6.6 assists per game (4th nationally) and second in the conference with 3.1 steals (11th nationally).

As a team, Mizzou generates much of its offense from beyond the arc, ranks second in the SEC (21st nationally) in 3-point percentage (36.5%) and 22nd in the country (2nd in SEC) with 8.5 makes per contest.

Missouri has the youngest starting lineup in the SEC by academic year (two freshmen, a sophomore and two seniors)

Auburn enters Sunday at 14-8 including a 3-6 mark in conference following a narrow loss to Arkansas last week.

Johnnie Harris leads the program in her third year on the sidelines. Harris has a 40-41 record in her tenure.

Harris guided Auburn to a second-round WNIT loss to Clemson a year ago.

The current team is headlined by graduate guard Honesty Scott-Grayson who leads the team and ranks seventh in the SEC with 17.4 points per game.

It will be the 16th meeting between the programs with Mizzou leading the all-time series 10-5 including a perfect 5-0 mark in Mizzou Arena.

Missouri secured a win against Auburn on Super Bowl Sunday in 2021. The same day that the Kansas City Cheifs defeated the San Fransisco 49ers, 31-20, to secure the organization’s second Lombardi trophy.


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