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Mizzou women’s basketball looks to fill void with starting point guard out

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Head coach Robin Pingeton announced Wednesday that the Mizzou women's basketball team will be without their starting point guard Mama Dembele for an unknown amount of time after she underwent surgery on her nose.

Dembele was injured Sunday against SEMO and Pingeton said her time line to return is unknown.

Watch the full press-conference below.

https://youtu.be/CkKZlFxtTOI

In the meantime, she expects Notre Dame transfer, Katlyn Gilbert, to step into the starting role, but said overall replacing Dembele will be done "by committee."

"I think this has been great for Katlyn," said Pingeton. "After really limited action the last couple years and after her pregnancy, I think she's still trying to get her body back in game shape and game rhythm, but she's doing great and I think the more minutes we can get under her belt the better."

Up next - Mizzou will play at home Thursday at 7 p.m. against UT Martin.

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