Missouri hits late FT, beats Drake 77-76 in OT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Just moments after the worst foul of her career, Drake's Becca Hittner got her chance for redemption.
Hittner's wide-open jumper as time expired instead clanked off...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 29 points, including seven in overtime, and Missouri advanced to the SEC Tournament semifinals for the first time with a 70-68 victory over No....
Missouri women race past Florida 87-56 in SEC
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Amber Smith scored 18 points, Hannah Schuchts added 16 and fifth-seeded Missouri cruised past 13th-seeded Florida on Thursday in the second round of the Southeastern...
Davis’ free throws help Lady Vols edge Missouri 62-60
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Rennia Davis made two free throws to break a tie with 52.6 seconds left as Tennessee edged Missouri 62-60 on Sunday to win for the fifth time in its last six games.
The score was tied at 60-all when Davis pulled down an offensive rebound and got fouled.
Missouri’s Cunningham helps upset No. 5 Mississippi St 75-67
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham's scored a whole lot of points in her college career — more than 2,000 of them after Thursday night — but the senior knows when it's time to give up the ball.
Driving to the basket in the final minute, Cunningham found Cierra Porter for a wide open 3-pointer with 41 seconds left to seal Missouri's 75-67 upset victory over No. 5 Mississippi State on Thursday night.
Porter hadn't scored all night until the big 3-pointer. Cunningham didn't hesitate.
Cunningham, Mizzou women upend No. 18 A&M 70-65 in OT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored six of her 22 points in the final minute of overtime and Missouri ended No. 18 Texas A&M's seven-game winning streak Thursday night with a 70-65 win.
Cunningham had a steal on the opening possession of overtime and then grabbed an offensive rebound that led to Lauren Aldridge's 3-pointer to give the Tigers a 64-61 lead. Missouri went on to miss its next five shots before Cunningham hit a 15-footer from the right wing with 32 seconds left.
No. 23 Missouri women beat Saint Louis 74-62
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sophie Cunningham had 18 points and eight assists, Amber Smith had her third consecutive double-double, and No. 23 Missouri held off Saint Louis for a 74-62 win on Sunday night.
Smith, who has six double-doubles this season, finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Emmanuelle Tahane had 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Akira Levy scored 11 for Missouri (8-2). The Tigers have won five in a row.
No. 23 Missouri women beat UMKC 66-59
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting and No. 23 Missouri used a big third quarter to win its fourth straight, 66-59 over UMKC on Thursday night.
Amber Smith added her fifth double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 boards for the Tigers (7-2).
No. 21 Missouri women top Quinnipiac at Gulf Coast Showcase
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Amber Smith also had a double-double and No. 21 Missouri beat Quinnipiac 65-51 in the consolation semifinals of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Saturday.
Cunningham made 7 of 14 shots and 9 of 12 free throws, and also had three assists and two blocks. Smith had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Missouri (4-2).
No. 21 Missouri women beat SIU-Edwardsville 59-36
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham had 14 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 21 Missouri past SIU-Edwardsville 59-36 on Monday night.
In the second half, Cunningham moved into sixth in program history with 1,626 points.
Amber Smith and Grace Berg each added 10 points for Missouri (3-1). The Tigers made 13 of 18 free throws compared to SIUE's seven attempts.
Green Bay women beat No. 16 Missouri for first win of season
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Frankie Wurtz hit three 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to help Green Bay beat No. 16 Missouri 56-49 on Friday night.
It was the highest ranked opponent Green Bay has ever beaten on the road. The Phoenix, who lost to No. 15 DePaul in Chicago last Friday, beat No. 24 Arizona State and No. 23 Marquette last season.
No. 16 Missouri women beat Missouri State 65-61
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham and Grace Berg each scored 12 points and No. 16 Missouri beat Missouri State 65-61 on Tuesday night.
Amber Smith made a jumper from the free-throw line to give Missouri a 55-51 lead with 1:34 to go and Cunningham made two free throws on its next possession for a six-point lead. Missouri State got it within three points on three different occasions after that, the last with two seconds left, but Cunningham sealed it at the line.
Cunningham has 31, No. 16 Mizzou women top W Illinois 89-64
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 31 points and No. 16 Missouri opened the season Tuesday night with an 89-64 win over Western Illinois.
Lauren Aldridge and Amber Smith added 14 points apiece for the Tigers, who scored the first four points of the game and never trailed.
Annabel Graettinger and Olivia Kaufmann had 18 points apiece for the Leathernecks.
No. 14 Missouri women beat Ole Miss 59-50
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amber Smith had 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists and No. 14 Missouri beat Mississippi 59-50 in the second round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday night.
Sophie Cunningham added all 11 of her points in the second half and sixth-seeded Missouri advanced the quarterfinals to face No. 3 seed Georgia on Friday night. During the regular season, Missouri lost its only meeting with Georgia on the road 62-50.
Frericks leads No. 11 Mizzou women past Vandy 83-68
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Frericks finished one assist shy of a triple-double, settling for her 28th career double-double on her Senior Night, and No. 11 Missouri defeated Vanderbilt 83-68 on Thursday night.
Frericks had 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting and 12 rebounds for the Tigers (23-5, 11-4 Southeastern Conference), who have won six straight. Amber Smith hit five 3-points and scored 19 points to lead Missouri.
Cunningham scores 26, No. 15 Mizzou women top Kentucky 83-78
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 29 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Cierra Porter had a double-double and No. 15 Missouri held off Kentucky 83-78 on Thursday night.
Porter had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (19-5, 7-4 Southeastern Conference). Jordan Frericks had 15 points and nine rebounds and Amber Smith added 13 points.
Taylor Murray led Kentucky (12-13, 4-7) with 23 points and Maci Morris had 22.
DOD seeks to connect with America through ‘This is your military’ initiative
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 — The Defense Department is launching an initiative called “This Is Your Military” to highlight the work of service members, dispel myths about military service, and increase awareness among the American people, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach announced today.
Robinson powers No. 21 Lady Dogs past No. 11 Missouri
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Caliya Robinson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 21 Georgia celebrated its return to the Top 25 by beating No. 11 Missouri 62-50 on Thursday night.
Que Morrison had 17 points and Haley Clark had 14 in the Lady Bulldogs' sixth straight win.
Georgia (18-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) broke a second-place tie in the league with Mizzou (17-3, 5-2). Sophie Cunningham led the Tigers with 20 points.
Cunningham scores 22, No. 11 Missouri women beat Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 22 points to lead five Missouri players in double figures and the No. 11 Tigers beat Arkansas 88-54 on Sunday.
Kayla Michael and Lauren Aldridge had 13 points apiece, while Jordan Chavis and Jordan Frericks each scored 12, for Missouri (17-2, 5-1 SEC).
Cunningham leads No. 11 Mizzou women past Ole Miss 67-48
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and No. 11 Missouri hit 12 3-pointers to roll to a 67-48 win over Mississippi on Thursday night, giving the Tigers their best start in program history.
Hannah Schuchts had a career-best four 3-pointers and tied a career-high with 12 points, and Jordan Frericks had 12 points for the Tigers (16-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). Lauren Aldridge had eight assists as the Tigers had helpers on 24 of their 25 baskets.
Chavis has 6 3s, 18 points, No. 12 Mizzou women top Vandy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Chavis scored a career-high 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and No. 12 Missouri defeated Vanderbilt 81-70 on Thursday night.
Amber Smith also scored 18 points for the Tigers (15-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference), who had no letdown after defeating No. 4 South Carolina on Sunday.
COLUMBIA, MO. • Fourth-ranked South Carolina stepped onto the floor Sunday at Mizzou Arena for the first time since losing here last Feb. 19. The Gamecocks had since won 24 of 25 games, including a march to last year’s national championship. Their only setback came in November against Notre Dame, the No. 2 team in the country.
Sophie Cunningham and the No. 15 Tigers provided another one.
Jackson, LSU hold off No. 15 Missouri women 69-65
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Chloe Jackson scored 22 points, including four free throws in the last 10.4 seconds, and LSU ended No. 15 Missouri's 13-game winning streak, 69-65 on Thursday night.
With Amber Smith scoring 16 of her career-high 27 points in the fourth quarter, Missouri erased most of an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter but LSU made 8 of 10 free throws, six from Jackson.
No. 16 Missouri women win 10th straight, 75-55
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 19 points and No. 16 Missouri rolled its 10th straight win with a 75-55 victory over Indiana at the West Palm Beach Invitational on Sunday.
No. 17 Missouri women hold off Saint Louis 70-58
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cierra Porter and Sophie Cunningham posted double-doubles and No. 17 Missouri made 9 of 10 free throws in the final 63 seconds to hold off Saint Louis 70-58 on Friday night.
Porter hit 11 of 13 free throws and scored 23 with 18 rebounds, while Cunningham chipped in 15 points and 10 boards for the Tigers (8-1). Amber Smith added 13 points for Missouri, which trailed 41-39 heading into the final quarter.
Smith’s 23 leads No. 19 Missouri women past K-State 73-59
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Amber Smith hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points and No. 19 Missouri defeated Kansas State 73-59 on Thursday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Cierra Porter matched her season high with 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting for the Tigers (6-1) in their first regular-season meeting against a former Big 12 rival.
Missouri made 10 of 21 3-pointers and shot 52 percent (31 of 60) and held the Wildcats (5-2) to 39 percent (24 of 62), including 5 of 19 behind the arc.
No. 23 Missouri women top No. 21 Cal 55-52 in Cal Classic
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Amber Smith and Sophie Cunningham scored 11 points apiece and No. 23 Missouri handed No. 21 California a rare loss in the Cal Classic on Saturday, 55-52.
The Tigers (5-1) won the championship by making 9 of 18 3-pointers, the biggest by Jordan Chavis with 3:16 to play after the Golden Bears (3-2) had erased an eight-point deficit to tie the game.
No. 23 Missouri women hold off Missouri State 69-59
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 26 points with 10-for-14 shooting to lead No. 23 Missouri to a 69-59 win over Missouri State on Sunday.
Amber Smith added 17 points, tying a career best, and Cierra Porter hauled in 12 rebounds for Missouri (3-1), which shot 53 percent from the field to win its third straight.
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Searchers on Wednesday found the body of an Illinois woman who was missing after a sport utility vehicle carrying four people crashed more than a week ago in Mississippi.
The body of Amber Smith, 24, of Streator, Illinois, was found at the Aberdeen Lock and Dam on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, said Carolyn Green, the coroner of Lee County, Mississippi.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A search continues for an Illinois woman who's missing after a sport utility vehicle crashed in Mississippi.
Authorities found the bodies of one woman and two men Tuesday. They are searching for the fourth person who was traveling with the group that left last Friday, headed to Florida.
A fisherman found a blue Chevrolet SUV in a creek Tuesday in Tupelo, under an Interstate 22 bridge.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Three people from Illinois died in a wreck in Mississippi, and authorities are searching for a fourth person.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2seNMH2 ) a fisherman found a blue Chevrolet sport utility vehicle in a creek Tuesday in Tupelo. It was under an Interstate 22 bridge.
Missouri rallies in second half to defeat South Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sierra Michaelis ended up being in the right spot at the right time for Missouri.
The senior guard was all alone under the basket and made the game-winning shot on a putback off an Amber Smith miss with 0.6 seconds remaining to give No. 6 seed Missouri a 66-64 win over No. 11 South Florida Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Michaelis, Cunningham carry No. 24 Mizzou past Tide 65-56.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Sierra Michaelis scored 22 points and Sophie Cunningham had 20, combing for 18 of Missouri's 23 fourth-quarter points to rally the No. 24 Tigers to a 65-56 win over Alabama in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Missouri women beat No. 25 Kentucky for 5th straight win
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sierra Michaelis scored 19 points, Cierra Porter made 11 straight free throws and scored 17, and Missouri beat No. 25 Kentucky 73-67 on Monday night for its fifth straight victory.
It is the longest winning streak in conference play for Missouri (16-7, 6-3) since joining the SEC in 2012. Kentucky (15-7, 6-3) lost for the first time in six games.
Summer is about fun and sun. First Baptist Church-Corinth is adding a little music to the equation. The church’s Summer Concert Series will see the Griffith Family performing on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The Griffith Family – comprised of the husband and wife team of Tony and Julie Griffith along with vocalist Amber Smith – knew since they were children they were called to the ministry. “Their schedule is taking them across the United States into churches, various concert...