The Lady Vols' perfect mark in the SEC came to a halt in Missouri with an 80-63 loss to the Tigers.…
Lady Vols stumble at Missouri
Tennessee had been flirting with this type of outcome in January and it came to pass in February when Missouri rode a wave of confidence to an 80-63 win in Columbia, Mo., at Mizzou Arena. The Lady Vols played "uninspired" in the words of head coach Holly Warlick and endured yet even more injuries and the combination torpedoed any chance of an undefeated conference slate. Tennessee (17-5, 8-1) did hold onto first place in the SEC with Texas A&M hovering at 7-1 and facing LSU on Monday night. An Aggies win means a tie for the top spot. A LSU win – and the Lady Vols face those Tigers next – means Tennessee has first place to itself. Sunday was all about Missouri (15-8, 4-5), as the Tigers got hot from the arc, got on the boards to a 31-31 tie and took advantage of the Lady Vols 19 turnovers, a good portion of which were unforced and came from poor passes or losing the handle. "Missouri was a better team than us today," Warlick said. "I think you see the result of where basketball has...
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