Cold start leads to loss at Mizzou

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors speaks with guard Malica Monk against Nebraska Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, during the second half of the Razorbacks' 84-80 win in Bud Walton Arena.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors speaks with guard Malica Monk against Nebraska Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, during the second half of the Razorbacks' 84-80 win in Bud Walton Arena.

Arkansas could not overcome a poor shooting half and lost 71-53 Thursday night at Missouri.

The Razorbacks shot 6 of 32 (18.8 percent) from the field in the first half and trailed 34-14 at halftime.

Arkansas (12-5, 1-2 SEC) finished 29.7 percent from the floor, but the Tigers were 50 percent for the game including 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) in the fourth quarter.

Missouri was also 15 of 17 (88.2 percent) from the free-throw line, while Arkansas managed just seven attempts, including none in the first half.

Missouri (14-3, 3-0) owned a 48-14 advantage in points in the lane and a 30-15 spread in bench points. The Tigers also outrebounded the Razorbacks 45-28, including 36-19 on the defensive end.

Arkansas did force 17 Missouri turnovers, while committing nine.

Arkansas’ Chelsea Dungee shared game-high points honors with Missouri’s Amber Smith with 15. Dungee shot 4 of 17 from the field and was the only Razorback player in double figures.

Smith led all rebounders with 12.

The Razorbacks are scheduled to play again Sunday with a 2 p.m. home game against Vanderbilt.

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