Cunningham, Mizzou women upend No. 18 A&M 70-65 in OT
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored six of her 22 points in the final minute of overtime and Missouri ended No. 18 Texas A&M’s seven-game winning streak Thursday night with a 70-65 win.
Cunningham had a steal on the opening possession of overtime and then grabbed an offensive rebound that led to Lauren Aldridge’s 3-pointer to give the Tigers a 64-61 lead. Missouri went on to miss its next five shots before Cunningham hit a 15-footer from the right wing with 32 seconds left.
Texas A&M, which missed its first eight shots in overtime, finally got a basket from Ciera Johnson on the third attempt in the following possession to pull within 66-63 with 17.9 seconds left. Cunningham made two free throws seconds later and after another A&M basket she clinched it with two more at 5.4 seconds.
Amber Smith had 18 points for Missouri (17-7, 6-4 Southeastern Conference). Cunningham had 12 rebounds.
Chennedy Carter had 29 points for Texas A&M (18-5, 7-3) but she was 10 of 23 from the field, missing her last nine shots. Kayla Wells added 18 points.
The Aggies shot 31 percent for the game and Mizzou was at 39.