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Texas Reaches Sweet 16 After Taking Down Mizzou

March 21, 2016

 
NCAA Second Round - Bridgeport Region
  1 2 3 4 FINAL
Missouri 9 12 19 15 55
Texas 17 19 18 19 73
 
 Quick Stats MU UT
Points 55 73
FG Made - Attempted 16-51 30-73
FG Percentage .314 .411
3PT Made - Attempted 8-28 8-19
3PT Percentage .286 .421
FT Made - Attempted 15-17 5-11
FT Percentage .882 .455
Rebounds 33 47
Turnovers 18 13
 
 Statistical Leaders
Missouri Pts Rbs Asst St Blk
 Sophie Cunningham 23 6 4 2 1
 Sierra Michaelis 11 4 0 0 0
Texas Pts Rbs Asst St Blk
 Ariel Atkins 22 7 1 3 0
 Celina Rodrigo 7 3 6 3 1
 
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Ariel Atkins scored 22 points and No. 2 seed Texas earned its second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 with a 73-55 win over No. 10 Missouri on Monday night with an impressive display of speed and athleticism that overmatched the bigger Tigers.

Lashann Higgs scored 11 points and was a sparkplug off the bench for the Longhorns (30-4), who head to the Bridgeport, Connecticut, Regional looking to make their deepest run in the postseason since a Final Four appearance in 2003. Texas will play UCLA in the Sweet 16.Missouri's starting lineup is 6-feet or taller and Texas simply turned any matchup problem on its head with aggressive defense on the perimeter that gave the Tigers no easy looks at the basket up close.

Sophie Cunningham scored 23 points for Missouri (22-10), which had made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.
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