Mizzou Open SEC tournament on Thursday with Arkansas

COLUMBIA, MO- University of Missouri Women’s Basketball won 9th place in the 2022 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and will face No. 8 Arkansas at noon CT Thursday in Nashville.

The game will air on SEC Network and Tiger Radio Network. The tournament returns to Nashville for the first time since 2018 and will take place March 2-6, 2022 at Bridgestone Arena.

SERIES CASES
• The Tigers (18-11) and Razorbacks (17-12) will meet for the third time this season. Arkansas won both contests, winning 83-73 in Fayetteville on January 9 and 88-71 on February 13 inside Mizzou Arena.
• Arkansas leads the all-time record 17-12 and has won six straight against the Tigers.

SHOOTING
• Mizzou ended the regular season with a bang on Sunday, beating the No. 21/15 Florida on the road. by Hayley Frank first double-double of the season, 26 points and 10 rebounds, led four Tigers in double digits.
• Frank and Aijah Blackwell earned second-team All-SEC honors.
• MIzzou’s 18 wins this season match his combined win tally from 2019-20 and 2020-21.
• The Tigers started the year with an 8-game winning streak, the best since 2015-16 and their 11-2 non-conference record is the best in the program since 2017-18.
• With 14 points and 18 rebounds against Mississippi State, junior guard Aijha Blackwell records his 19th double-double of the season and the 39th of his career.
• Blackwell has 332 rebounds this season, good for third place on Mizzou’s all-time record.
• Blackwell (no 38) and Frank (no 39) both joined the Tigers’ 1,000 career points club this season.
• Franck (72) and Lauren Hansen (60) are the first Mizzou WBB teammates to reach 60+ 3-pointers in a season.
• Frank has five straight games with double-digit points. She has a team-leading 449 points this season and led the Tigers in scoring in 12 games.
• Ladazhia Williams, 9.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg, was honored as the team’s only senior on February 20 at Mizzou Arena.

The full tournament table and event information can be found on the SEC Central Championship online pages.

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