Cunningham led the team with 27 points in her first game back from injury.
Despite losing junior Sophie Cunningham to a knee injury, Missouri was able to hold off a fourth-quarter rally from the Tide.
Cunningham scored 17 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach for the Hoosiers.
Sophie Cunningham had 35 points to lead the Tigers to a 78-48 win over SIUE.
Junior guard Sophie Cunningham was one of 20 top small forwards in women’s college basketball selected.
This is the second time the Tigers have been ranked in the preseason Top 25 since 1984.
Coach Robin Pingeton became the second coach in program history to earn Coach of the Year honors.
A clutch shot from Sophie Cunningham helped the Tigers’ to their first home win over the Aggies since 2005.
This game was a strong test of the Tigers’ late game execution and composure, and they passed — but it also served as a wake up call.
Coming off a historic season, the team will have much to work on in order to qualify for the NCAA Tournament again.
The Tigers took care of business in their 30-point victory over Central Missouri, but coach Robin Pingeton stressed the team “still has a lot of work to do.”
The team recorded over 20 wins and an NCAA tournament victory for the first time in over a decade.
Sophie Cunningham scored double figures for the 21st time in 2015-16.
Sophie Cunningham went 7-10 from the field and nabbed 20 points in her first appearance in post-season play.
If there is more team play and more ball movement as seen at the beginning of the season, the Tigers may very well find the winning stride they found at the beginning of the year.
The Missouri women’s basketball team’s tale of a invincible start, a freshman phenom and an almost perfect peak.
Sophie Cunningham: “Hopefully this tournament we can do that, but we’re going to have to pull up our sleeves and get to work.”
The Tigers only committed 11 turnovers, a far cry from their 20+ turnover performances that has plagued the Tigers for much of the season.
Missouri’s hot three-point shooting must stay consistent to make up for its SEC-worst turnover margin.
Women’s team continues to struggle with turnover-steal ratio while underclassmen take a backseat on offensive end.