Feb. 3, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Tennessee Lady Volunteers guard Meighan Simmons (10) shoots the ball over Missouri Tigers guard Lianna Doty (1) during the first half at Mizzou Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

Lady Vols Game Recap: Missouri 80 Tennessee 63

The Lady Vols were upset by the Missouri Tigers Sunday afternoon in Columbia, MO. Tennessee saw a halftime lead evaporate in the second half. Missouri got out in front and never looked back.  The Lady Vols, ranked 9th nationally, were coming off a big win over Mississippi State.  Missouri, who was unranked coming into the meeting, had previously been blown out by Tennessee 84-39 in Knoxville earlier in the month.

Tennessee shot only 41% from the field. Kamiko Williams led the Lady Vols with 14 points but left early in the second half with a leg injury. The Lady Vols were leading when Williams was injured and her absence was apparent down the stretch in the second half.  The team never seemed in sync after the injury and the Lady Tigers took advantage.  Missouri shot 52% from the field and was led in scoring by Morgan Eye with 26 points.

This marked Tennessee’s first conference loss of the season and their second loss to an unranked team.  The Lady Vols began the season with a loss to Chattanooga.

Tennessee will look to get back on track Thursday when they travel to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers.  LSU is coming off a win against Auburn and is 13-8 on the season.

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