Women’s basketball puts No. 5 Baylor on the sidelines – archyde

WACO, Texas – The University of Missouri (8-1) women’s basketball fell back to Baylor (8-1) in a tight competition with 70-68. The Tigers were even 11 behind them, but outnumbered the Bears in the second half with 41-34.

Aijha Blackwell filled the statistics again with 20 points and 16 rebounds. In the first half alone, Blackwell had 11 points and nine boards. The Bears led the break by nine points after NaLyssa Smith scored a goal on each of their last three possession of the ball in the second quarter.

The Tigers slowly diminished Baylor’s leadership in the third quarter, reducing it to four by the end of the period. Haley Troop went on an 8-2 run alone to start the fourth quarter in what Mizzou wanted to set for his first lead of the evening at 60-57.


When NaLyssa Smith hit a layup at 60, Blackwell took her fourth foul of the night. A few possessions later, Blackwell was called on to a prosecution when she drove to the edge to end her night. Baylor finished a 12-0 run to put the score at 69-60 for the Bears. The Tigers weren’t done yet, however.

Mizzou then made his own run with a three of Lauren Hansen, a short sweater by LaDazhia Williams and then another Hansen three. The 8-0 run brought the game to 69-68, with the Tigers only trailing by one.

Mizzou fouled Baylor twice and the Bears could only go 1-on-4 in their free-throw attempts, but the Tigers’ last attempt failed.


Blackwell’s double-double was her sixth of the season and her second game with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Haley Troop ended the night with 16 points as Hansen added 10 to give the Tigers three double-digit players.

Troup also added six assists, one just below their season and career high.

Ladazhia Williams hit her career high with five rebounds and added six points.

Hayley Frank and Izzy Higginbottom each scored eight points in defeat.


Mizzou returns to the Missouri state next Friday. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN + in Springfield, Mon.


For all the news about Mizzou women’s basketball, stay up to date on MUTigers.com and follow the team @MizzouWBB (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook).


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