Senior guard Sydney Crafton led the Missouri Tigers with a career-high 28 points as Mizzou won its first exhibition game of the year, 75-50 over the Lincoln Blue Tigers. Crafton, who started the game by making her first 10 field goals, finished 11-for-12 from the field. Outside of Crafton, the team were sloppy with their shooting from the field. Lincoln was 5 of 24 in the first half and Mizzou was just 10 of 28 in the first half. The Tigers opened the second half with a 7-0 run to open up a 36-22 lead. Mizzou coach Robin Pingeton had a great line after the game.
“Other than setting the game back about 20 years for the first 30 minutes, we got better as the game went on.”
Mizzou plays Lindenwood on Tuesday (Nov. 6) night before opening the regular season against Saint Louis on Nov. 9.