Cyclones fall victim to upset in Columbia

David Merrill

Missouri put a sudden end to the four-game ISU win streak Saturday, winning 49-48 in a game that went right down to the wire.

Sophomore center Anna Prins carried the Cycloned with 18 points and 10 rebounds. She was the only starter in double figures. Junior forward Jessica Schroll had nine points and six rebounds off the bench. 

Senior shooting guard Kelsey Bolte was held to five points. She shot 2-11 from the field and 1-6 from three-point range. 

Missouri guard Raeshara Brown led the way for the Tigers with 14 points and seven rebounds. Forward Christine Flores chipped in 11 points and six rebounds.

The Tigers held a 47-42 lead with 4:03 left in the game when junior point guard Lauren Mansfield hit a three pointer to pull within two points at 47-45. Flores answered, getting to the rim for a layup with 2:11 remaining to put the Tigers up 49-45.

Prins, not to be outdone, nailed a three from the baseline with 48 seconds remaining to cut the lead to one at 49-48.

Brown missed the one-and-one free throw, allowing the Cyclones to have one more shot. Freshman guard Kelsey Harris missed the jumpshot as the clock expired.

With the loss, the Cyclones will be the No. 5 seed and will face Nebraska in the Big 12 tournament Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.