Dec. 10, 2006
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Though Northwestern shot nearly 50 percent from the field, Missouri proved to be too much, downing the Wildcats 78-59 Sunday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Three Wildcats scored in double-figures, led by A.J. Glasauer (Freiburg, Germany/Theodor-Heuss Gymnasium) who dumped in a team-high 15 points.
"We did not play our best game against a great team in Missouri," head coach Beth Combs said. "Hopefully we can use this as a learning experience, regroup and be ready to go on Monday."
Missouri (9-1) jumped out to a 12-3 lead to open the game, but Northwestern (6-3) started clicking on offense and battled back to pull the score to 18-14 at the 10-minute mark of the game.
Sara Stutz's (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) three-pointer pulled the score to 22-19 at the 8:10 mark, capping off a 13-8 Northwestern run.
Missouri answered with an 8-0 run to push the lead to 30-19 with six minutes left in the game.
The Tigers led at halftime, 41-29. Stutz led all NU scorers at halftime with eight points.
Missouri went on a 9-2 run to open the second half, inflating the score to 52-31 at the 16:30 mark. The Wildcats answered with an 8-2 run capped off by a jumper by Stutz, forcing the Tigers to call a timeout with the score 55-41 with 12 minutes left.
Despite shooting 48 percent in the second half, Northwestern could not get any closer and Missouri recorded their second win over the Wildcats in as many years.
Stutz recorded 10 points, while sophomore Kristin Cartwright (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) also contributed 10. Kaitlin McInerney led the 'Cats with seven rebounds.
The Wildcats hung with Missouri on the boards, pulling down 30 rebounds to the Tigers' 32. Missouri's defense caused a season-high 24 NU turnovers.
The Wildcats are next in action at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13 when they travel into the city to take on No. 18/20 DePaul.