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Missouri women to host Georgia

by News Tribune | January 17, 2022 at 12:30 a.m.

It looks like an even matchup tonight at Mizzou Arena.

The Missouri Tigers (13-3 overall, 2-2 SEC) and Georgia Lady Bulldogs (13-3, 2-2 SEC) will look to stay in the top half of the women’s basketball conference standings when they meet at 6 p.m (SEC Network).

Georgia hasn’t played since a 72-68 win against Alabama last Sunday, coming back from a 21-point deficit in the home victory. The Lady Bulldogs have trailed by as many as 16 points in three of its four conference games this season.

Jenna Staiti (6-foot-4, graduate student) leads the Lady Bulldogs in scoring at 15.2 points, while averaging a team-high 7.5 rebounds.

Que Morrison (5-7, graduate student) is next at 14.4 points per game to go along with 5 assists. She was the SEC co-defensive player of the year last season.

Georgia is averaging 73.8 points per game, while allowing just 56.6.

Teams are shooting just 28.3 percent on 3-pointers against the Lady Bulldogs this season, while Missouri is 10th in the country in 3-point shooting at 38.5 percent.

Missouri is coming off an 87-85 overtime loss Thursday night at LSU.

Aijha Blackwell had 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers in the game, her 12th double-double of the season. She is averaging 16.6 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.

Hayley Frank is next in scoring for the Tigers at 15.8 points per game. She is 43-of-92 (46.7 percent) on 3-pointers, Lauren Hansen is next at 12.2 points, shooting 38-of-90 (42.2 percent) from distance.

Missouri is scoring 74.6 points per game and allowing 64.7.


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