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Women’s Basketball to Face Tennessee in Knoxville

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Women’s Basketball travels to face Tennessee at 1 p.m. CT on Sunday. The contest will be broadcast on SECN+.

The Tigers are looking to bounce back after a loss to Arkansas last week. Missouri had their first bye of the week on Thursday.

Sophomore guard Ashton Judd led the way shooting 66.7 percent from the field as she knocked down eight of her twelve shot attempts to finish with 22 points against the Razorbacks.

Senior Forward Hayley Frank recorded 13 points and five rebounds as she now sits 58 points shy of becoming the fourth Tiger in program history to reach 2,000 career points.

Frank became the first Tiger since Sophie Cunningham in 2017 to record three straight games with 24+ points from Jan. 18-25.

Graduate forward Abby Feit scored nine points as she knocked down 50 percent (3-6) of her shots from behind the arc while freshman guard Grace Slaughter contributed nine points of her own.

Slaughter ranks third among SEC freshmen in scoring at 11.4 points per game.

Mizzou point guard Mama Dembele ranks first in the SEC with 7.0 assists per game (4th nationally) and second in the conference with 3.1 steals (13th nationally)

Dembele ranks fourth on Mizzou’s all-time leaderboard for assists and is tied for eighth on the single-season assists rankings with 140 on the year.

Missouri generates much of its offense from beyond the arc, ranking second in the SEC (22nd nationally) in 3-point percentage (36.7%) and 22nd in the country (2nd in SEC) with 8.6 makes per contest.

Missouri has the youngest starting lineup in the conference by academic year with two freshmen, a sophomore and two seniors

Tennessee enters the contest a 13-7 including a 6-2 record in conference following a 95-73 victory over Georgia on Thursday night.

The Lady Vols are led by fifth-year head coach Kellie Harper as they were one of seven programs to make NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances in consecutive years. Harper is in her 20th season coaching college basketball and has an overall record of 385-254.

Harper guided Missouri State from 2013-19 leading them to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in her final year.

Graduate Forward Rickea Jackson sits at the top of the scoring efforts for the Lady Vols averaging 18.6 points per game.

Graduate guard Jasmine Powell, senior guard Jewel Spear, and junior guard Sara Puckett play their part in the Tennessee offense as well as they all are averaging over double digits this season.

Sunday’s matchup will mark the 18th all-time matchup between the programs as Tennessee leads the series 14-3.


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