Hooooo boy, that was a butt-kicking. On senior night at Mizzou Arena, Mizzou Women’s Hoops allowed Ole Miss to score the first five points of the game, then went on an 87-43 run and cruised, 100-65.
For a while, the Cunningham sisters, Sophie and Lindsey, were outscoring the Rebels by themselves. But since both played under 30 minutes, the Rebels were at least able to outscore the two by a 65-53 margin. Still ... 53 points! On 18-for-22 shooting! Sophie had 32 and inspired these words from Ole Miss head coach Matt Insell:
This won't fit in print, but here's Ole Miss coach Matt Insell's response to a simple question about Sophie Cunningham. Dude can talk. pic.twitter.com/s5ldTebliz— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) February 24, 2017
The money quotes: "I pray one day that Oxford, Mississippi, can grow a kid just like her," and "Is there a Missouri Wesleyan? If there is one and she's playing there, they'd be good." Hee hee hee, and she’s only a sophomore.
More from The Trib, Post-Dispatch, and KC Star. Now that’s a way to send your seniors out.
HIGHLIGHTS: @MizzouWBB defeats Ole Miss 100-65 behind 32 points by @sophaller! pic.twitter.com/ymHBQodOLY— Mizzou Network (@MizzouNetwork) February 24, 2017
POSTGAME REPORT: @Sophaller talks about her 32 points in the rout of Ole Miss 100-65! pic.twitter.com/yF9FWKudWB— Mizzou Network (@MizzouNetwork) February 24, 2017
53 points, 10 three-pointers, 1 Senior Night win.— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouWBB) February 24, 2017
The Cunninghams were on tonight!#MIZ #OurTownOurTeam pic.twitter.com/JpPWSaDCGt
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