Cunningham scores 22, No. 11 Missouri women beat Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Sophie Cunningham scored 22 points to lead five Missouri players in double figures and the No. 11 Tigers beat Arkansas 88-54 on Sunday.
Kayla Michael and Lauren Aldridge had 13 points apiece, while Jordan Chavis and Jordan Frericks each scored 12, for Missouri (17-2, 5-1 SEC).
Michael and Aldridge each hit 3-pointers as the Tigers took an 8-0 lead fewer than two minutes in and Amber Smith made a 3 and then a short jumper to cap a 9-0 run that made it 27-11 late in the first quarter. Kiara Williams made jumpers to close the first and open the second quarters that pulled Arkansas within 10 points, but Aldridge answered with a 3-pointer before Cunningham scored six points to make it 37-18 with seven minutes left in the half and Missouri led by at least 15 points the rest of the way.
Williams and Jailyn Mason led Arkansas (11-9, 2-5) with 14 points apiece. Malica Monk added 11 points.
Missouri outscored the Razorbacks 21-2 from the free-throw line and shot 52 percent from the field (27 of 52) and from 3-point range (13 of 25).