Women's College Basketball

 
   === Missouri's second-half surge hands Tennessee first conference loss ===
 
 Columbia,  MO (Sports  Network) - Morgan Eye scored 26 points and led Missouri
 to an 80-63 win over ninth-ranked Tennessee on Sunday.
 
 Eye shot 8-for-14 from the field, including six three-pointers, for the Tigers
 (15-8, 4-5 SEC), who were coming off a win over Florida on Thursday. Bri Kulas
 had 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
 
 Missouri  shot  52.7 percent from the  field, including an 11-for-24 mark from
 three-point range.
 
 All five of Tennessee's starters scored in double digits, but it wasn't enough
 for  the Lady Volunteers (17-5, 8-1 SEC), who have lost their first conference
 game  of the season and two of their past three games overall. Kamiko Williams
 led the team with 14 points and six rebounds.
 
 The  game was close  throughout the first half, as neither team managed a lead
 of more than five points. With 36 seconds left, Cierra Burdick made a layup to
 give Tennessee a 37-34 edge at the break.
 
 Missouri  tied  the game  at 37-37  in the  opening seconds  of the first half
 before Bashaara Graves and Taber Spani scored four unanswered points.
 
 With  14:28 remaining,  Eye scored  from beyond  the arc  to give  her team  a
 45-44 advantage, and the Tigers never fell behind for the rest of the contest.
 
 Graves'  free throw with  14:07 left in regulation tied the game at 45-45, but
 the  Tigers  went on a 25-9  run over the  next nine minutes, including two 3-
 pointers by Eye, to give them a 70-54 lead.
 
 Tennessee was unable to score in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the game, allowing
 Missouri to get the win.
 
 
 
 02/03 16:42:25 ET

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