Wichita State is a team with a tradition of winning. They know what it takes, according to Mizzou coach Robin Pingeton.
On Wednesday night, Wichita State lost sight of their tradition when the Tigers came to town.
After starting the game on a 10-0 run, the basketball team went on to shoot 51 percent from the field, while outscoring the shockers 24-8 in the paint. Their inside-outside game was definitely working to say the least.
Juniors Sierra Michaelis and Jordan Frericks led the way on offense, combining for 25 points. Just behind the juniors were freshmen Cierra Porter with 11 points and Sophie Cunningham with 10.
However, their offense was not the most impressive part of Mizzou’s game. After 40 minutes of play, the Tigers limited their opponents to only 37 points, the Shockers lowest score in over 25 years.
The victory also broke the school’s 17 home game winning streak that dated back to last season.
The 57-37 win brought the Tigers to 3-0 and the Shockers to 0-2.
The Tigers will return home 7 p.m. Sunday to take on Wake Forest.