Sophomore star Sophie Cunningham returned to the Missouri women’s basketball lineup on Saturday after missing two games with injury, and the Tigers got a win in front of their home crowd.
Missouri defeated UT Martin 80-69 behind Cunningham’s 21-point performance. She made 7 of her 13 shots from the field and pulled down six rebounds.
Sierra Michaelis scored a team-high 23 points, and Cierra Porter added 19 points and 14 rebounds for Mizzou. The Tigers, who led by as many as 21 points in the second half, improved to 9-3.
Emanye Robertson and Kendall Spray both had 15 points to lead UT Martin (3-8).
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Missouri will host UC Riverside at 7 p.m. Monday at Mizzou Arena before traveling to SLU on Wednesday.