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Women’s Basketball to Face Vanderbilt in Senior Night Contest

Abbey Schreacke

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri women’s basketball welcomes Vanderbilt to Mizzou Arena at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday to close out its 2023-24 home campaign. The contest will be broadcast on SECN+.

Missouri will recognize its departing senior class, Abby Feit, Micah Linthacum, Mama Dembele and Hayley Frank in a pregame ceremony.

The Tigers are coming off a loss to Ole Miss on Monday night.

Senior point guard Mama Dembele led the way with 11 points, four rebounds and three rebounds.

Freshman Grace Slaughter recorded 10 points while also bringing down four rebounds. Slaughter logged double-digit points in 12 of the last 13 games.

After recording four steals Monday night, Dembele now sits one steal shy of reaching the program’s top-ten list for steals in a career. Her 3.2 assists per game average ranks second in the Southeastern Conference and eighth nationally.

Graduate forward Hayley Frank sits just 22 points shy of reaching the 2,000-point mark for her career. Frank is poised to become the fourth Tiger to accomplish the statistical feat.

Missouri ranks first in the conference in free-throw at 76.5 percent. Individually, Frank ranks third nationally from the charity stripe at 93.3 percent.

Mizzou generates much of its offense from beyond the arc, ranks second in the SEC (25th nationally) in 3-point percentage (35.8%) and 26th in the country (2nd in SEC) with 8.7 makes per contest

Vanderbilt enters Thursday on the heels of a 62-53 victory over Arkansas on Sunday afternoon.

The Commodores are led by third-year head coach Shea Ralph who holds a 48-46 overall record.

Before her time in Nashville, Tennesse, Ralph spent the previous 13 seasons as an assistant at Connecticut under legendary coach Geno Auriemma.

Junior guard Iyana Moore, graduate guard Jordyn Cambridge and junior forward Sasha Washington all lead the scoring efforts for Vanderbilt. The trio all average over 12 points per game in their 2023-24 crusade.

Thursday’s contest will mark the 14th all-time matchup between the Tigers and the Commodores with Mizzou holding a commanding 10-3 record.

The teams met previously this season on Jan. 14 with Missouri earning a 65-63 victory.


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