COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting and No. 23 Missouri used a big third quarter to win its fourth straight, 66-59 over UMKC on Thursday night.
Amber Smith added her fifth double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 boards for the Tigers (7-2).
Missouri had a 14-1 run early in the third quarter to turn a one-point lead into a 51-37 advantage with 4:14 left in the period. The Tigers outscored the Kangaroos 21-9 in the third quarter and led by double digits for the first eight minutes of the fourth. UMKC (2-6) had an 8-2 run to close the game, but it was too late to threaten the Tigers.
Ericka Mattingly had 20 points and Emily Ivory scored 18 for the Kangaroos.