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Women’s Basketball to Host Georgia

Hilke Feldrappe

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Women’s Basketball welcomes Georgia to Mizzou Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The game will be broadcast on SECN+.

Missouri (10-7, 1-3 SEC) enters the contents following a fourth-quarter comeback victory over No. 24 Vanderbilt on Sunday. The victory was the Tigers’ 44th all-time among teams ranked in the top 25 of the coaches poll.

Sophomore Ashton Judd led the Tigers with 19 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Judd scored 15 points on a 6-of-9 clip in the second half of the game.

Graduate forward Haley Frank scored 17 points with a 5-of-8 mark from behind the arc and added a team-high eight rebounds and three steals. Frank ranks fifth on the program’s all-time scoring list. She stands 70 points behind Julie Helm (1996-00) for fourth.

Freshman guard Grace Slaughter added 12 points for Mizzou, seven of which were tallied in the final quarter on a perfect 3-of-3 clip.

Tigers point guard Dembele currently ranks first in the SEC with 7.1 assists per game (4th nationally) and second in the conference with 3.6 steals (6th nationally). Dembele stands just three assists shy of Dee-Dee Polk (1982-84) for fifth.

Georgia enters Thursday’s matchup with a 10-7 record including a 1-3 mark in the SEC. The Bulldogs are on a three-game losing skid after dropping a contest against Florida on Sunday.

Head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson leads the Bulldogs in her second year at the helm. In her debut, Abrahamson-Henderson led Georgia to a 22-12 record and an NCAA tournament appearance.

With two starters on last years roster departing due to graduation, The Bulldogs are currently headlined by fifth-year forward Javyn Nicholson and senior forward Zoesha Smith lead Georgia with 16.1 and 9.9 points per game, respectively.

Nicholson has scored double figures in every game this season with five 20-point performances and is tied for first in the SEC with 11 double-doubles. Smith averages 5.2 rebounds per game while making 46.9% of her field-goal attempts.

Sunday will mark the 19th meeting between the programs as Georgia leads the all-time series 12-6.


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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics