The Mizzou women’s basketball team won their first exhibition game of the season Wednesday at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers defeated Lindenwood by the score of 64-59. Mizzou broke a 12-12 tie with a 10-0 run to gain the advantage with 11:30 left in the first half. The Tigers took a 47-29 halftime lead into the locker room. Guard Morgan Eye made five 3-pointers and Mizzou forced 12 turnovers in the first half.
Mizzou struggled offensively in the second half, shooting 20 percent from the field. Lindenwood cut the deficit to 5 points with 2:10 left in the second half, but Mizzou was able to hold on for the win.
“Tonight we were going through a lot of different rotations, and that always makes it tough,” head coach Robin Pingeton said. “This is an important game, but, let’s be honest, we’re preparing for down the road.”
Eye led the team with 17 points, all in the first half. The next exhibition for the Tigers is Tuesday, November 11 against Missouri Western State University.
Event time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Event link: http://www.mutigers.com/sports/w-baskbl/sched/miss-w-baskbl-sched.html