No. 25 Missouri women defeat Nebraska 55-35
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Sophie Cunningham had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Sierra Michaelis added 17 points and No. 25 Missouri defeated Nebraska 55-35 in the quarterfinals of the preseason WNIT on Monday night.
The Tigers will play at No. 17 Washington in the semifinals on Thursday.
Cierra Porter had her third double-double, second of the season, with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (2-0), who will play No. 17 Washington or Colorado State in the semifinals.
Missouri scored the last nine points of the first quarter for a 16-9 lead and scored the first seven points of the second quarter. It was 30-16 at the half.
The Cornhuskers (1-1) never got untracked, shooting 16 percent in the first half and 15 in the second, finishing 10 of 63 from the field. Six of the makes were 3-pointers.
Lindsey Cunningham had 11 rebounds for Missouri, which won the boards 49-39 and outscored Nebraska 22-6 in the paint.