WOMEN

Mizzou women's basketball team pulls off upset

Updated: 2013-03-01T06:31:36Z

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— Bri Kulas came up big for Missouri on Thursday night.

Kulas scored a career-high 26 points and added 12 rebounds in the Tigers’ 65-58 win over No. 14 South Carolina.

Sydney Crafton added 11 points and Liene Priede had 10 for the Tigers, who are 16-13 overall and 5-10 in the Southeastern Conference.

Missouri is 14-4 at home this season with wins over two ranked opponents — the other was an 80-63 win over then-No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3.

Ieasia Walker and Khadijah Sessions led South Carolina, 22-6 overall and 10-5 in the conference, with 14 points apiece.

Missouri, which has made a school-record 240 three-pointers this season, beat the Gamecocks the old-fashioned way — by pounding the ball inside. The Tigers outscored South Carolina 34-14 on points in the paint and attempted just seven three-pointers, making three.

Mizzou overcame a turnover deficit of 16-5, largely because the Tigers outscored South Carolina 34-14 in the paint.

Missouri shot 53.5 percent and never trailed in a game that was close throughout. Its biggest lead was eight points when Kulas converted a three-point play with 52 seconds remaining.

Mizzou overcame a turnover deficit of 16-5, largely because the Tigers outscored South Carolina 34-14 in the paint.

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