Tigers open Conference Play at No. 1 Baylor
Mizzou looks to earn another win over a ranked opponent
Mo.—The Tigers will open conference play on Wednesday (Jan. 4) against
No. 1-ranked Baylor. The Tigers and the Lady Bears will go head-to-head
at 7 p.m. in Waco, Texas. The game will be the Tigers’ first road game
since Nov. 16 when Mizzou took on the St. Louis Billikens.
LAST TIME OUT
Tigers closed out their home stretch with the Sam Houston Bearkats on
Dec. 30. Seniors BreAnna Brock and Christine Flores lead the Tigers to
victory (66-48), each recording double-doubles on the night. In every
game this sesaon, at least two Tigers have scored in the double
figures. The Tigers are now 10-1 on the season, marking the best start
to a season since 2006-07 when the squad began 12-1.
Wednesday’s contest in Waco, the Tigers will return to Mizzou Arena to
face the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. Mizzou will then
see Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. before hosting rival Kansas on Jan.
15 at 11:30 a.m.
Bears are 13-0 on the season, ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 Conference as
well as in the nation. Baylor will enter Wednesday’s contest on a
31-game home win streak. The Lady Bears are led by junior Brittney
Griner, sophomore Odyssey Sims, who average 22.2 and 17.5 points per
game. Griner is ranked No. 1 in the conference and in the nation for
her blocked shots average (5.15). Griner’s field goal percentage is
second in the conference and fourth in the nation as she is shooting
SERIES HISTORY WITH BAYLOR
Tigers are 5-14 against Baylor in program history, meeting for the
first time in 1977. The Tigers last met the Lady Bears in 2011,
dropping 84-52 in Waco. The last time Mizzou won against Baylor
was at Mizzou Arena in 2010 with a 70-62 victory.
BIG 12 CONFERENCE HISTORY
is 254-299 in Big Eight/Big 12 series history. The Tigers have winning
records over several conference foes including Iowa State, Oklahoma and
>The Tigers have finished all eleven games this season with a better shooting percentage than their opponents.
>The Tigers are averaging 38.0 points in the second
of games, about ten points more than their opponents who average 28.9.
Mizzou averages just 31.5 points in the first half of games.
Mizzou has won the block battle in every contest so far...BreAnna Brock
and Christine Flores lead the way with 80 of 90 total blocks this
> Mizzou has had more assists than each of their
opponents in ten of their first eleven games...Missouri averages 16.0
assists per game which ranks them seventh in the Big 12.
has outscored their opponent in the paint in eight of their eleven
games this season. Against UTSA, the Tigers and Roadrunners each scored
22 points in the paint.
>At least two Tigers have hit double
figures in scoring in every game this season. Missouri has had three
Tigers in double figures in six of eleven games.
>In eight games this season, the Tigers’ largest lead of the game has been 19 points or higher.