Cunningham helps Missouri women beat No. 25 Texas A&M in OT (Jan 19, 2017)

BY AP • January 20, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Sophie Cunningham had eight of her 36 points in overtime and Missouri scored 22 points in the extra period Thursday night for a 78-76 upset over No. 25 Texas A&M.

Cunningham's 3-pointer to open the overtime scoring gave the Tigers (13-7, 3-3 SEC) the lead for good. Missouri added only one other field goal while making 17 of 22 free throws to hold on to the lead.

Missouri had a six-point lead with 29 seconds left in OT, but Khaalia Hillsman and Curtyce Knox scored a couple of quick baskets to cut it to 72-70. The Tigers needed all six of their free throws in the final 14 seconds to hold on.

The Aggies (14-5, 4-2) took the lead early in the fourth quarter after trailing most of regulation and led by five with 1:23 left. Cunningham and Doty each had a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to 55-54 with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Danni Williams split a pair of free throws for A&M and Cunningham forced overtime with a layup with three seconds left.

Cierra Porter had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Missouri.

Knox had 25 points and Hillsman scored 19 for Texas A&M.

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