By Hunter Hart
Missouri women’s basketball dominated Vanderbilt at Mizzou Arena on Sunday, winning 69-46.
The win was head coach Robin Pingeton’s 500th career win as a head coach in her ninth season as the head coach of the Tigers. Before coming to Mizzou, she coached at her alma mater- St. Ambrose, as well as Illinois State. Pingeton has truly turned the women’s basketball program at Mizzou around, posting a winning record in the past six seasons, including three NCAA tournament appearances in the past three years.
The night was also significant for senior star Sophie Cunningham. She scored 27 points on 7-13 three point shooting as well as bringing in eight boards. The game was Cunningham’s eleventh 20-point game this season, and her 5th in the past seven games. She surpassed Julie Helm on Mizzou’s all-time scoring list in Thursday’s game against Texas A&M, and is now in third place, just 135 points behind from all-time leader Joni Davis.
Cunningham’s stellar night was accented by Cierra Porter, who posted her season high in points with 15. Lauren Aldridge added on six points and four assists in the win.
The Tigers turn their attention to No. 6 Mississippi State on Thursday. The Bulldogs are 22-1 and have yet to lose a game in Southeastern Conference play. Missouri has yet beat Mississippi State in Starkville since joining the SEC in 2012.
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