COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Mizzou women's basketball team got down early against Illinois and couldn't make a come back happen falling in the Braggin' Rights matchup 76-66.
In the first timeout of the game, the Tigers already trailed by eight and that lead was hard to diminish with the Illini shooting over 55% from the field and 45% from the three-point line.
Watch the full post-game press conference with Robin Pingeton and players below.
Hayley Frank led MU with 18 points and five rebounds. Lauren Hansen added 17 points and Sara Rose-Smith added 15 points and six rebounds off the bench.
Illinois had two players score 20+ points in Adalia McKenize and Genesis Bryant, plus Kendall Bostic added a double-double down low.
Watch extended highlights from the loss below.
As a team, Mizzou had 17 turnovers resulting in 28 points for Illinois.
With the loss, MU's non-conference schedule has come to an end with an 11-2 record.
Up next - the Tigers will play Kentucky at home on Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.