COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Mizzou women's basketball team had a week to reset after three straight SEC losses. The Tigers didn't have it easy last falling to No. 1 South Carolina and No. 3 LSU and now getting ready to host Tennessee.
Head coach Robin Pingeton said that the bye week couldn't have came at a better time allowing her team to reset.
"It's obviously been a tough stretch here playing against some really, really good teams so every team is in the SEC, but I think the break came at a good time," Pingeton said. "It definitely doesn't get any easier, but I like where our team's headspace is at and I think it's been a good week for us."
Going into the South Carolina game, Pingeton said she talked to her players about the importance of starting fast. She said that continues to be a big part of the game plan headed into Sunday against the Vols.
"I thought we played with tremendous pace and that's something we've talked a lot about this week too was just shot selection and the pace that we need to play with," Pingeton said. "I thought that was big against South Carolina and I think that's big in all games."
With the back-to-back ranked opponents, Pingeton encourages her team to stay in the fight.
"It's about staying true to who we said we were going to be and not waivering through the highs and lows," Pingeton said. "If we can continue to grow and learn against the gauntlet that we've played against, it's only going to help us moving forward. There's a lot of games left on this schedule and there's nobody that we can't beat and there's nobody that can't beat us."
The Tigers will host Tennessee Sunday at 2 p.m.