The SMS Lady Bears improved to 24-2 overall and 15-1 in Missouri Valley Conference play with a come from behind win over Illinois State. The Lady Bears trailed 21-20 at the half and got down by eight points early in the second half. They responded with a 23-3 tear to give them the lead to beat the Lady Redbirds 64-47. After going 1-for-13 from the three-point line in the first half, SMS hit 6-of-7 three pointers in the run. Jenni Lingor hit four three and finished with a team-high 16 points. Meg Tierney scored 13 points and K.C. Cowgill had 11. SMS’s 20 points in the first half was a season low. SMS is now in position to clinch the Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship with either a win at Indiana State on Sunday or a Creighton loss.
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