The three-year starter was forced to medically retire by a lingering knee injury, leaving a gaping hole in the frontcourt for Missouri women’s hoops.
Missouri’s season ended after a 80-70 loss to Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.
Missouri will play in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season.
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After a regular-season-ending loss and a brief appearance in the SEC Tournament, the Tigers may have played themselves out of hosting in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Missouri averaged 50 points in its two SEC Tournament games.
With the loss, Missouri will now sit and wait to find out its NCAA Tournament seeding.
Amber Smith led the Tigers with 16 points and nine rebounds.
The Tigers will go to Nashville after an 82-63 loss to Texas A&M.
With the loss, Mizzou clinched the No. 6 seed in the SEC Tournament.
The frontcourt duo of Jordan Frericks and Cierra Porter will be critical to the Tigers’ postseason success in the conference and NCAA tournaments.
Redshirt senior Jordan Frericks led Missouri with 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists.
The Tigers’ win emphasized the program’s growth and broke a five-team tie for third place in the Southeastern Conference standings.
Sophie Cunningham led the Tigers with 32 points to give Missouri its 10th conference win.
Although holding onto the lead for most of the game, Mizzou looked like it was playing from behind.
After a finding a 19-point lead in the first quarter, Mizzou never looked back, holding onto the lead for the rest of the game.
Mizzou had four players in double figures in an 83-78 victory that head coach Robin Pingeton claimed felt different than the last few tough games.
After loses to Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi State, the Tigers will have their work cut out for them if they want to secure better seeding for Nashville and the NCAA tournament.
Cierra Porter’s 27 points and Jordan Frericks’ 18 were just enough for the Tigers to hang on.
Sophie Cunningham’s 20 points were not enough for the Tigers to knock off the second-ranked Bulldogs.
No. 11 Mizzou’s battle with foe No. 9 South Carolina comes down to the wire in its second straight loss, 64-54
Foul trouble early and often led to Mizzou’s demise on the road.