One season after reaching the Final Four, the Southwest Missouri State Lady Bears are struggling. SMS is just 3-5 and coming off a 70-50 home loss to Denver, their worst defeat at Hammons Student Center in eight years. Four senior starters from last year’s squad are gone and head coach Cheryl Burnett has had to almost start from scratch with a young group of players. Matt Leon spoke with the coach recently to talk about the Lady Bears and where they need to improve.