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Casey Garrison 6-0

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ALL-AMERICA CANDIDATE ■

Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year (2010)

Naismith Player of the Year Preseason Watch List (2010-11)

WBCA All-Region 6 Selection (2010)

All-MVC First-Team Selection (2009, 2010, 2011)

State Farm MVC All-Tournament Team Selection (2011)

MVC All-Defensive Team Selection (2010)

MVC Freshman of the Year (2009)

Eight-Time MVC Player of the Week honoree

Four-Time MVC Newcomer of the Week honoree

Ranked among the top 35 Division I players in free throw percentage (5th) and scoring (33rd)

Ranked among the top 50 nationally in six different statistical categories in 2009-10

Led the MVC in scoring and steals and ranked among the conference’s top 10 in 10 individual statistical categories as a sophomore

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Louisiana Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oral Roberts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UALR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Tennessee State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oklahoma State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The 2011-12 Missouri State Women’s Basketball Guide is a production of the MSU Athletics Communications Office. The guide was edited by Assistant SIDs Ben Adamson and Eric Doennig, with editorial assistance from Kevin Agee, Ashlee Russell and Adam Samson. Graphic design assistance was provided by the MSU Office of Publications and Revel Advertising. Photography was provided by the staff of MSU Photo Services under the direction of John Wall and senior photographer Kevin White. Additional photos reprinted courtesy of Chris Donahue, Missouri Valley Conference, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rapids, Miami Heat, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Sports Illustrated and the Branson and Springfield Convention and Visitiors Bureaus.

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Team Rosters and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Lacey Boshe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-46 Casey Garrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-50 Jasmine Malone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-54 Jaleshia Roberson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-58 Regan Soldner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-62 Whitney Edie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-66 Christiana Shorter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-70 Aly Stock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-74 Karly Buer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-76 Desiree Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77-78 Hannah Wilkerson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-80 Bry Snow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-82 NiJay Gaines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Kenzie Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Year-by-Year Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Coaching Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Year-by-Year Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131-136 Conference Tournament Results . . . . . . . . . 137-138 Conference Standings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139-140 Postseason Summary/Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 1992 Final Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 2001 Final Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 NCAA Tournament History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144-152 Team Records Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Individual Records Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Single-Game Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Single-Season Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Career Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Team Year-by-Year Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158-159 Team Captains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Year-by-Year Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160-161 Home Records/Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Arena Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Opponent Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Record vs. Ranked Opponents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 1,000-Point Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 MSU Retired Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166-168 MVC All-Centennial Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 All-Time Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170-171 All-Time Career Register. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172-181 All-Time Numerical Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 All-Time Alphabetical Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . . 184

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2010-11 MSU Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . 108-110 Game Boxes and Recaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111-122 Season Results and Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Game-by-Game Summary and Totals. . . . . . . . . . 124 Single-Game Highs and Lows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Inside the Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 MSU MVC Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 MVC Leaders and Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 MVC Honors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 MVC Tournament Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

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North Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Arkansas State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Bradley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 UNI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Creighton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Drake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Southern Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Evansville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Illinois State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Wichita State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 State Farm MVC Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . 196-197 2011-12 Postseason Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 2011-12 MVC Composite Schedule. . . . . . . 200-201 Missouri Valley Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202-203 2011-12 MVC Championship Schedule. . . . . . . . 203 MVC Series Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 All-Time Series Histories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204-208 Lady Bear Basketball Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

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Athletics Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-103 Athletics Staff Composite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104-105 Athletics Staff Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

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Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901 South National Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springfield, Missouri 65897 Year Founded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1905 Enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22,866 Interim President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clif Smart Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Moats (SIU Edwardsville, ’88) Basketball Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JQH Arena Seating Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,000 School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon and White Athletics Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lady Bears Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri Valley Conference

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2010-11 MSU Season Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-11 Conference Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6 in MVC (T-2nd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10/3 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/1

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History

First Season of Competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969-70 All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 720-497 NCAA Tournament Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 (1991-’92-’93-’94-’95-’96-’98-’99-’00-’01-’03-’04-’06) NCAA Tournament Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-13

No. Player 0 Hannah Wilkerson 1 Whitney Edie** 3 Desiree Phillips* 4 Kenzie Williams 5 Casey Garrison*** 12 Jasmine Malone*** 14 Karly Buer* 15 NiJay Gaines 21 Bry Snow 23 Jaleshia Roberson*** 33 Christiana Shorter** 40 Regan Soldner*** 43 Aly Stock** 44 Lacey Boshe*** *Missouri State letters earned

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Athletics Communications

Assistant Director (WBB SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Adamson Email. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . benadamson@missouristate.edu Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (417) 836-4584 Cell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (405) 742-7585 Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (417) 836-4868 Web Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.missouristatebears.com

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Hometown/Previous School Miller, Mo./Miller Exeter, Mo./Exeter Memphis, Tenn./Manassas Mt. Vernon, Mo./Mt. Vernon Bolivar, Mo./Bolivar San Antonio, Texas/Antonian Prep Concordia, Kan./Concordia Des Moines, Iowa/East Blue Springs, Mo./Cincinnati Kansas City, Mo./Hickman Mills Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington Southlake, Texas/Carroll Senior Nixa, Mo./Nixa Marshfield, Mo./Marshfield

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Omaha, Neb. (Feb. 3-4) Depart: Friday, Feb. 3 (by charter bus) Hotel: Sheraton Omaha (402) 496-0850 Return: Saturday, Feb. 4

NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship First Round (ESPN) TBA Second Round (ESPN) TBA Regional Semifinals (ESPN) TBA Regional Finals (ESPN) TBA Denver, Colo. Final Four (ESPN)

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State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Opening Round St. Charles, Mo. Quarterfinal Round St. Charles, Mo. St. Charles, Mo. Semifinal Round (FS Midwest) St. Charles, Mo. Championship (FS Midwest)

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Cedar Falls, Iowa (Dec. 30-31) Depart: Friday, Dec. 30 (charter bus) Hotel: Comfort Suites/(319) 273-9999 Return: Saturday, Dec. 31 (charter air)

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JQH Arena JQH Arena Joplin, Mo. Ruston, La. JQH Arena Manhattan, Kan. Tulsa, Okla. JQH Arena JQH Arena Stillwater, Okla. JQH Arena JQH Arena Jonesboro, Ark. Peoria, Ill. Cedar Falls, Iowa JQH Arena JQH Arena Wichita, Kan. Carbondale, Ill. Evansville, Ind. JQH Arena JQH Arena Des Moines, Iowa Omaha, Neb. JQH Arena JQH Arena JQH Arena Terre Haute, Ind. Normal, Ill. JQH Arena JQH Arena

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Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. (Dec. 19-20) Depart: Monday, Dec. 19 (charter bus) Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn/(870) 931-7727 Return: Tuesday, Dec. 20

Harding Northeastern State (EX) Missouri Southern (EX) Louisiana Tech Louisville Kansas State Oral Roberts UALR East Tennessee State Oklahoma State (KYTV) North Texas Morgan State Arkansas State (KCZ) Bradley* (KCZ) UNI* Creighton* Drake* Wichita State* (KCZ) Southern Illinois* Evansville* Indiana State* (KCZ) Illinois State* (KCZ) Drake* Creighton* Wichita State* (FS Midwest) Evansville* Southern Illinois* (KCZ) Indiana State* Illinois State* UNI* Bradley* (KCZ)

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State Farm MVC Tournament St. Charles, Mo. (March 8-12) Depart: Wednesday, March 8 (by charter bus) Hotel: Sheraton Plaza Tower (314) 878-1500 Return: Following final game

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The Lady Bears saw their per-game scoring output fall in 2010-11 as points scored were down across the league. However, the team returns a lot of firepower to an offense that still placed second in the Valley last year. Any conversation about the Lady Bears’ guards has to start with Garrison, who has earned the Lady Bears’ team MVP honor in each of her first three seasons. The 6-0 Garrison has wowed crowds at JQH Arena with her quickness and agility, which has helped her become one of the best players in Missouri Valley Conference history. She’s certainly one of the best scorers in Missouri State history, needing 304 points to pass Kari Koch for second place on the Lady Bears career points list. But despite the accolades, Garrison has focused on the team concept since day one, Milleson said. “Casey certainly came in at the right time to be a leader and help in the rebuilding. Special players don’t come around too often who have the ability as a freshman to come in and do what she did and continue to get better every year,” Mille-

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“After missing a semester trying to get back, it’s tough when you’ve had to sit and you’ve not been a part of the daily feel of the game atmospheres. Hannah’s going to have to work hard to get back in the mix,” Milleson said. “She does bring her shooting ability and range that nobody else on our team has. It’s just going to be Hannah getting back into the flow of the team concept after sitting for a semester.” The Lady Bears also welcome two freshmen guards to the squad: Kenzie Williams from Mt. Vernon, Mo., and NiJay Gaines from Des Moines, Iowa. Milleson said the pair has the potential to significantly impact the program by the time they reach their senior seasons. “NiJay brings a wealth of success from the high school level and a tremendous amount of athleticism,” Milleson said. “Again, it’s going to be an adjustment to the Division I level in terms of discipline, running plays and understanding the schemes and those sort of things. But she’s got a tremendous amount of upswing to her.” Williams, on the other hand, is a 5-10 jack-of-

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when the Lady Bears were fighting for positioning in the conference standings. “The thing I really like about her right now is the leadership role she’s assumed. By far, she’s been the best in the weight room and in our conditioning drills,” Milleson said. “She has taken that and turned it into a leadership role, and her teammates have a tremendous amount of respect for her.” Sophomores Desiree Phillips and Hannah Wilkerson could see more playing time as the season wears on. Phillips took the floor in just 16 games as a freshman last year, but is an incredibly hard worker in the gym, which Milleson said will pay off for her in time. Wilkerson only played 10 games before being ruled academically ineligible after the fall semester. However, Wilkerson improved her grades in the spring semester and earned a spot on the MVC’s Academic Honor Roll. As the all-time leading scorer in the history of Missouri high school basketball (boys and girls), the Lady Bears see Wilkerson as an important piece to the team’s offensive success this year.

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all-trades whose smarts and ties to the Springfield area will endear her to Lady Bears fans. “Kenzie is another in a long line of Southwest Missouri kids. She’s very smart, has a very high basketball IQ,” Milleson said. “I’m not sure that she does any one thing that’s over-the-top and makes everybody go ‘wow!,’ but she can do a little bit of everything. I look for Kenzie to contribute a lot this year and to be a big-time impact player when these seniors walk out the door.”

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Much like its slew of returning guards, the Lady Bears bring back a strong core presence in the post. The team’s size matches up well with other teams in the Valley. The club’s catalyst down low is junior forward Christiana Shorter, a 6-foot-1 native of Tulsa, Okla. A year ago as a sophomore, Shorter played a solid all-around game, finishing among the Valley’s top 10 in defensive rebounds, offensive rebounds, field-goal percentage and blocked shots. Defending Shorter will be a tall order for opponents in 2011-12. “After being second-team all-conference last year, I think Chris is going to take another step,” Milleson said. “She’s really worked on her outside shooting and has built a more complete game. I think she’s one of the best post players in the conference and could go down as one of the best in Lady Bear history.” Two senior forwards also will return and see significant minutes in the Lady Bears lineup. The 6-foot-1 Boshe averaged about 12 minutes per game last season and was an efficient scorer, connecting on 48 percent of her total shots taken. Meanwhile, Soldner will be looked upon to be a physical force underneath the basket and continue to be a physical rebounder. Maintaining consistent production will be a point of improvement for both this year, Milleson said. Three additional contributors with high ceilings will play a pivotal role for Milleson’s squad this year. Forward Whitney Edie came on strong during the postseason for the Lady Bears, scoring 27 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in Missouri State’s two WNIT games. Such production could be a sign of what lies ahead for the talented Exeter, Mo., product. “If I had to pick one player I felt was maybe a true key to our success throughout a 30-35 game season, it would be Whitney Edie,” Milleson said. “She’s so skilled. She’s very physical and has a high basketball IQ. If we can just keep her healthy and get the quality minutes out of her, I think she and Christiana bring something as a tandem that not many Valley teams have.” Staying healthy hasn’t been easy for junior center Aly Stock. However, as the tallest player on the club, Stock brings a unique advantage when she’s on the floor. She’s worked hard on her conditioning and agility, Milleson said, and has the ability to be a strong defensive presence for the Lady Bears. The final piece to the post puzzle for Missouri State is Bry Snow, a 6-1 sophomore forward. Snow sat out the 2010-11 season after transferring from the University of Cincinnati on the heels of a standout prep career at Blue Springs (Mo.) High School. Milleson said Snow brings a lot of talent, but will have to adjust to the rigors of playing basketball in the Valley. “Snow brings a tremendous amount of ath-


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The Lady Bears will be challenged early and often in 2011-12, as three of the team’s first four games will be played on the road. That includes contests at 2011 NCAA Tournament qualifiers Louisiana Tech (Nov. 11) and Kansas State (Nov. 18) sandwiched around the Nov. 13 home opener vs. Louisville, a Sweet 16 squad last spring that was picked to finish third in the powerful Big East Conference this season. The final leg of that swing will be a Nov. 26 afternoon game at WNIT qualifier Oral Roberts in Tulsa. Missouri State will return home Nov. 29 to begin a two-game homestand with a contest against UALR, an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament after winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship in 2011. That will be followed by a Dec. 6 contest versus East Tennessee State. The Lady Bears will hit the road for a game with another BCS team, this time at Stillwater, Okla., for a Dec. 8 game against Oklahoma State from the Big 12 Conference. Milleson said she’s confident the team’s nonconference schedule will provide a solid resume for postseason play. “I think our non-conference schedule is going to take care of itself because it’s very tough, very demanding,” Milleson said. “For sure we’ll play one Top-25 team, maybe two. I think we’ll play three or four BCS schools. So the non-conference schedule will be demanding.” The State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament will once again be held at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. from March 8-11, 2012.

experienced roster. Much like Missouri State a few years ago, the Shockers have seen a group of young players grow into solid contributors as upperclassmen. Always a contender in the Valley, the Creighton Bluejays have a bright future ahead of them after finishing in the three-team tie for second place with MSU and Illinois State in 2010-11. Despite seeing its run of three consecutive 20-win seasons come to an end last year, head coach Jim Flanery and the Bluejays welcome back 2011 MVC Freshman of the Year Carli Tritz, who was named to the preseason all-conference team. The squad’s only senior, forward DaNae Moore, posted career highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals last season. Indiana State’s attack will again be keyed by senior center Shannon Thomas, the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots. Standing at 6-foot-4, Thomas was a preseason all-conference selection. Also returning is senior guard Brittany Schoen, who set the school’s single-season record for made 3-pointers last season. Another key component will be junior guard Taylor Whitley, a member of the 2010-11 MVC All-Tournament Team. After winning at least a share of the MVC regular-season title three straight years, Illinois State overcame a number of obstacles to surprise the league with a second-place finish a year ago. The Redbirds made the postseason WNIT by finishing 24-11 overall and 12-6 in conference play under first-year head coach Stephanie Glance. However, this year’s team will once again be forced to reload after the loss of several key seniors to graduation. Returning to lead the Redbirds is senior guard Katie Broadway, who connected on 82 percent of her free throws last year to lead the team. Drake returns eight letterwinners to a veteran squad that will look to improve on a 15-15 overall record and 9-9 record in conference play. That mission will be spearheaded by 6-3 senior forward Rachael Hackbarth, who a year ago finished fourth in the MVC in points per game and third in rebounds per game for head coach Amy Stephens club. Coming off a season in which they finished 7-11 in conference play, Bradley might be one of the deepest squads in the conference. Head coach Paula Buscher will look to junior guard Katie Yohn and sophomore guard Catie O’Leary, a transfer from Wisconsin, to help the team from the perimeter. Evansville and Southern Illinois both struggled last season en route to ninth- and 10th-place finishes, respectively. The Purple Aces are set to open The Ford Center, their new downtown arena this season under first-year head coach Oties Epps. Evansville returns their leading scorer, Briyana Blair. Meanwhile, the Salukis of Southern Illinois will look to step up from their 0-18 conference finish from a year ago. Head coach Missy Tiber will once again have a young squad with only one junior and one senior on the roster. However, a slew of sophomores including 6-3 center CiCi Shannon give SIU a chance to improve their standing in 2011-12.

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Services for home Missouri State women’s basketball games include game notes, a game program, a halftime box and a complete NCAA boxscore with play-by-play after each contest. Game notes are generally distributed via e-mail no later than two days prior to each game, schedule permitting. To be added to the e-mail distribution list, contact women’s basketball SID Ben Adamson. Refreshments are available before each game in the media room on the lower level of JQH Arena.

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Phones are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the media room under the north concourse of the arena. Wireless internet access is available in JQH Arena through the University’s guest network and can be obtained from the Athletics Communications office. A limited number of ethernet lines are also available. The JQH Arena press row phone number is (417) 836-8145.

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Photographers wishing to shoot game action at JQH Arena should make arrangements with Athletics Communications at least 24 hours in advance. Space is assigned at each end of the court behind the baseline and to the right of each basket.

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Postgame media conferences with head coach Nyla Milleson and select Missouri State players will be held in the Marty Eddelmon Interview Room immediately adjacent to the media room on the arena level of the corridor under the north grandstand. Visiting team personnel will be afforded the opportunity to meet with the media first following a 10-minute cooling off period immediately after the conclusion of each contest.

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As part of a four-year, two-tier television rights package negotiated by the University’s marketing partner, Nelligan Sports Marketing (NSM) prior to the 2010-11 season, 17 Missouri State University basketball games will be carried annually by KY3, Inc., the parent company of local broadcast stations KYTV and Ozarks CW (KCZ). The agreement includes eight women’s games per season, with Ned Reynolds and Mike Scott describing the action. Each contest will be carried live over the air, on cable, and on satellite carriers Dish Network and Direct TV within the KY3 and Ozarks CW footprints, which cover 31 counties in two states. Additionally, at least two regular-season Lady Bear games this season will be broadcast live locally on Fox Sports Midwest as part of the MVC Television Network.

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For the 27th consecutive year, Missouri State Lady Bear basketball will be broadcast by Meyer Communications, which operates Springfield radio station KTXR (101.3 FM). All games will air live on either KTXR or “The Jock” 98.7 FM, and can also be heard over the internet at RadioSpringfield.com. Rob Evans is back for his fifth season calling the action for Missouri State, and former Lady Bear Dr. Lynne Miller will provide color commentary. Evans will also host ”The Nyla Milleson Radio Show” which will originate from one of the two Springfield Houlihan’s locations and air primarily on “The Jock” 98.7 FM (KWTO) once a week during the regular season.

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JQH Arena is located at the intersection of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Monroe Street on the Missouri State campus:

From Wichita (west) Take US 400 east to Highway 171. Follow until crossing the Missouri state line, where Highway 171 becomes Highway 96 and continue east. Take I-44 east to Chestnut Expressway (Exit 72). Turn right and take Chestnut east to Jefferson Avenue. Turn right (south) and continue to Harrison Street and turn left (east). Continue east to JQH Arena. From St. Louis (east) Take I-44 west to US 65 (Exit 82A) and continue south to Chestnut Expressway exit. Turn right and take Chestnut west to National Avenue and turn left (south). Continue south on National to Grand Street and turn right (west). Continue west to Holland Avenue and turn right (north). Continue north to Monroe Street and turn right (east). Continue east to JQH Arena. From Kansas City (north) Take US 71 south to Highway 7 south. Continue southeast to Clinton, where Highway 7 becomes Highway 13. Continue south to Springfield, where Highway 13 becomes Kansas Expressway. Continue south to Grand Street and turn left (east). Continue east to Holland Avenue and turn left (north). Continue north to Monroe Street and turn right (east). Continue east to JQH Arena. From Branson (south) Take US 65 north to Chestnut Expressway exit. Turn left and take Chestnut west to National Avenue and turn left (south). Continue south on National to Grand Street and turn right (west). Continue west to Holland Avenue and turn right (north). Continue north to Monroe Street and turn right (east). Continue east to JQH Arena. From Springfield-Branson Regional Airport (south) Take Kearney Street east to Kansas Expressway and turn right (south). Continue south to Grand Street and turn left (east). Continue east to Holland Avenue and turn left (north). Continue north to Monroe Street and turn right (east). Continue east to JQH Arena.

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Parking on University lots is typically available free of charge for most events, with the exception of designated Bears Fund donor lots. Certain parking lots and/or spaces may be reserved and parking regulations must be observed. Illegally parked vehicles will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

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Tradition Going to the Big Dance

Since moving to NCAA Division I in 1982-83, MSU teams have made 49 NCAA championship appearances. In addition, numerous individuals have represented the University at NCAA championship events. MSU Division I team appearances:

Women’s Basketball (13) 1991 ▪ 1992 (Final Four) 1993 (Sweet 16) ▪ 1994 1995 ▪ 1996 ▪ 1998 ▪ 1999 2000 ▪ 2001 (Final Four) 2003 ▪ 2004 ▪ 2006 Volleyball (9) 1982 ▪ 1990 ▪ 1993 ▪ 2003 2005 ▪ 2006 ▪ 2007 ▪ 2008 2010 Baseball (7) 1987 ▪ 1995 ▪ 1996 ▪ 1997 1999 ▪ 2002 ▪ 2003 (CWS)

The Missouri State Lady Bears have been one of the nation’s most-successful women’s basketball programs over the last two decades, racking up 20 Missouri Valley Conference titles, fourteen 20+ win seasons, and 13 NCAA Tournament berths, including three Sweet 16 appearances and trips to the Final Four in 1992 (above) and 2001.

Men’s Basketball (6) 1987 ▪ 1988 ▪ 1989 1990 ▪ 1992 ▪ 1999 (Sweet 16) Softball (6) 1983 ▪ 1996 ▪ 1997 ▪ 1998 2006 ▪ 2011

Men’s Soccer (3) 1997 ▪ 1999 ▪ 2009 Football (2) 1989 ▪ 1990

Women’s Golf (1) 2001 Men’s Golf (1) 1993

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All-America quarterback DeAndre Smith guided the Bears to back-to-back NCAA FCS playoff berths in 1989 and 1990.


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notched the seventh 30-win season of her coaching career in 2011, as the Bears won the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Softball Championship and posted the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory in 13 years with a 4-2 win over Iona at the Norman (Okla.) Regional

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The 2010-11 Missouri State Bears captured the men’s basketball program’s first Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title, finishing with a 15-3 league mark and a 26-9 overall record after advancing to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. The previous season, the Bears swept the CollegiateInsider.com Tournament field for the eighth national tournament title in MSU history.

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uuJenni Lingor (top) was a four-time All-MVC pick, led the Lady Bears to two MVC regular season titles, two conference tournament championsips and postseason tournament appearances in each of her four seasons. She concluded her career as MSU’s fourth all-time leading scorer and sixth on the Lady Bears’ career rebounding list. Kari Koch (below left) finished her Lady Bear career as one of the most-decorated student-athletes in Missouri State history. She is one of only five women’s basketball players to earn first-team All-MVC honors in each of her four years and her 2,073 points are second only to Jackie Stiles on MSU’s career scoring chart.

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ow entering her fifth season at the helm of the Missouri State program, head coach Nyla Milleson has her charges poised to once again compete for the top spot in the ever-competitive Missouri Valley Conference. MSU, which returns four all-conference performers, has posted backto-back 20+ win seasons, including a runnerup finish at last spring’s State Farm MVC Tournament on the heels of a second-place regular-season league finish. Milleson, who enters the 2011-12 season 252-97 (.722) overall as a collegiate head coach, is 67-61 (.523) at MSU to rank second all-time among Lady Bear mentors for total victories through four seasons. Under Milleson’s leadership, the Lady Bears have won 46 games over the last two seasons, including a total of three postseason victories in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. The Lady Bears’ renaissance under Milleson has been keyed by an infusion of talented newcomers since her arrival on campus. Milleson’s recruiting haul has ultimately landed eight all-conference honorees over the past two seasons alone, as well as either an MVC Freshman or Newcomer of the Year award in each of her first four seasons at MSU, including 2010 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year Casey Garrison. Additionally, Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year Christiana Shorter was named the ▪ Casey Garrison (2010) league’s Freshman of the Year in 2010, MVC Freshman of the Year becoming the second straight Lady ▪ Casey Garrison (2009) Bear to earn the league’s top rookie ▪ Christiana Shorter (2010) honor after Garrison earned the same distinction in 2009. MVC Newcomer of the Year Milleson’s squad has excelled in ▪ Maggie Dwyer (2008) the classroom as well, racking up a ▪ Tia Mays (2011) combined 25 MVC Honor Roll and Scholar-Athlete citations during her MVC Defensive Player of the Year tenure, including seven last season ▪ Tia Mays (2011) alone. Most notably, Lacey Boshe First-Team All-MVC received First-Team Captial One ▪ Casey Garrison (2009, 2010, 2011) Academic All-District VII recognition, as well as her second straight MVC Second-Team All-MVC Scholar-Athlete honor and MVC ▪ Tahnee Balerio (2008) Commissioner’s Academic Excellence ▪ Maggie Dwyer (2008) Award this past spring. ▪ Jaleshia Roberson (2010)

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ith a $30 million gift from Missouri State alumnus and Springfield, Mo.-based hotel developer John Q Hammons, the long-time dream of a new home for the Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears and an iconic tribute to MSU intercollegiate athletics has become a reality. JQH Arena features a seating capacity of 11,000 - including 50 courtside seats - the Grand Entrance, 24 suites, PRIME Overtime Club and other amenities. The design also includes shell space for home locker rooms, offices and a training room, which can be completed at a later date. For now, the current Hammons Student Center facilities will be used for these functions, with a connecting corridor to JQH Arena. JQH Arena has already had a profound impact on the Bears’ and Lady Bears’ recruiting efforts, putting the MSU basketball facilities on par with the top Division I schools in the country. The arena is a premier basketball facility that will continue to give Missouri State an overwhelming home-court advantage, making the Bears’ and Lady Bears’ games the place to be in Springfield.

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Just before construction began in December of 2006 on JQH Arena, the Missouri State men’s and women’s basketball programs received a head start on their facility upgrades with the completion of a new practice area in the east gym of Hammons Student Center, the Turner Family Practice Court. Turner Court has long been on the wish list of the MSU coaching staffs to ease the tight practice schedule for the two basketball teams and MSU volleyball in the main arena of HSC. The east gym underwent extensive renovations, including the installation of new lighting, wall covering and side goals, as well as the addition of the hardwood floor that was in use in HSC’s main arena from 1985 until February of 2006. The Lady Bears of coaches Valerie Goodwin-Colbert, Cheryl Burnett and Katie Abrahamson-Henderson put 15 postseason teams on the old floor, including 13 NCAA teams and two WNIT squads, and compiled a cumulative record of 261-57 (.820) while it was in use in Hammons.

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in the east gym of Hammons Student Center, provides the Missouri State men’s and women’s basketball programs expanded options for practice schedules. The hardwood floor brings with it plenty of history, as it was in use in HSC’s main arena from 1985 until February of 2006.

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The Missouri State Athletics website provides the latest information on Missouri State Athletics and is maintained by the MSU Athletics Communications office. Follow Bears online at MissouriStateBears.com, where you will find the most recent news, game results, schedules and rosters for all 16 Missouri State varsity athletic programs. The official website of MSU Athletics is hosted by CBSSports.com College Network. Live stats for select Missouri State athletic events are accessible on the MSU Athletics site. Additionally, streaming video for select contests is available through Bears All-Access, a subscription-based multi-media service, which can be accessed on MissouriStateBears.com.


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issouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make wellinformed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society. The Missouri State University campuses are structured to address the special needs of the urban and rural populations they serve. Missouri State University-Springfield is a selective admissions, graduate level teaching and research institution. Missouri State University-West Plains is a separately accredited open admissions campus primarily serving seven counties in south central Missouri. Missouri State UniversityMountain Grove serves Missouri’s fruit industry through operation of the State Fruit Experiment Station. Missouri State Outreach provides anytime, anyplace learning opportunities through telecourses, Internet-based instruction, iTunes U and through its interactive video network.

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IDEA Commons The Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Art Commons is a geographic area in downtown Springfield that includes several Missouri State facilities: Brick City (an Art and Design department building) and the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (a scientific research center). The IDEA Commons is an urban research park that will also include privately owned residential, retail and entertainment facilities. It creates an environment that generates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the Springfield region.

Nearly 85 percent of the freshman entering Missouri State in Fall 2010 were in the top half of their high school classes.

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In addition to the main campus in Springfield, the Missouri State system is comprised of a twoyear branch campus in West Plains, a research campus in Mountain Grove and an extended campus that coordinates telecommunication-based delivery of distance education among and by the three campuses.

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Academics Classes take place in many buildings on the Springfield campus. A few highlights: Craig Hall – Home of the College of Arts and Letters, Coger Theatre Ellis Hall – Home of the Music Department and a 250-seat recital hall Glass Hall – Home of the College of Business Administration Hill Hall – Home of the College of Education Karls Hall – Home of the William H. Darr School of Agriculture McDonald Hall and Arena – Home of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Professional Building – Home of the College of Health and Human Services Siceluff Hall – Home of the English Department and the Modern and Classical Languages Department Strong Hall – Home of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs Temple Hall – Home of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Libraries The Missouri State University Library System is composed of four libraries: the Duane G. Meyer Library, the Music Library and the Greenwood Laboratory School Library (all in Springfield), and the Paul G. Evens Library of Fruit Science (Mountain Grove). The Meyer Library offers more than two million books and printed materials. The library contains more than 944,000 state and federal government documents and is the only United Nations document depository in the state.

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Located in the state’s third largest city, Missouri State is within a 500-mile radius of nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population.

Missouri State University is one of the 13 four-year, public supported institutions of higher education in Missouri.

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Located on campus adjacent to Plaster Student Union, Taylor Health and Wellness Center consists of a full-time professional staff of board-certified physicians, RNs, LPNs, registered pharmacists and lab and X-ray technicians. All students are eligible for care at the Center.

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Missouri State is proud of its mission in public affairs. The components of the public affairs mission are ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. Through this mission, students develop understanding of issues that affect the local community, the world at large and the environment. The courses they take challenge them to become informed and active citizens. On top of that, opportunities for volunteering and service-learning put students in real-world situations. Missouri State holds a Public Affairs Week and Public Affairs Conference each year to further express the components of the mission. Speakers address topics such as citizenship, democracy, diversity, the economy and sustainability.

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In addition to becoming just the third consensus first-team All-American in Missouri State football history, David Arkin (above) snagged the first CoSIDA Academic All-America honor for a Bear in 11 years. The Wichita, Kan., native picked up second-team Academic All-America recognition in 2010, before being selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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The average ACT score for Missouri State’s incoming freshmen in Fall 2010 was 24.1, higher than the 21.6 average for Missouri high-school graduates.

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Missouri State is one of only 81 institutions - and the only school in Missouri - to be honored by The Princeton Review in its book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.

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Missouri State Fight Song Bear Mascot

The Bear has been a part of Missouri State athletics since a joint committee of MSU students and faculty members chose it as mascot during the 1906-07 school year. The committee also picked maroon and white as the official school colors.

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Missouri State Alma Mater Sing we praises Now to our Alma Mater, All hail Maroon and White Missouri State, we pledge devotion May you live ever in truth and right, May you live ever in truth and right

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Adopt-A-Family Adopt-A-Street American Cancer Society Relay for Life American Heart Association Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks Boys and Girls Club Dance Bear-a-Thon benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Friends of the Library Healing Garden at Cox Hulston Center Hickory Hills Elementary Sports Spectacular Day Horace Mann Elementary Read Across America and Book Exchange Light the Night benefiting Leukemia Foundation of the Ozarks McBride Elementary Food Drive Ozarks Literacy Council Portland Elementary Character Education Rotary Clubs of Springfield Rockin’ Ribs Shoe Bank benefiting Springfield Public Schools Weaver Elementary School Just Read! Program The Kitchen Special Olympics

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Springfield News-Leader (daily) 651 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65801 (417) 837-1347; Fax: (417) 864-6677 Beat Writers: Lyndal Scranton, Erin Bolen

KTXR (101.3 FM) KWTO (560 AM, 98.7 FM) 3000 E. Chestnut, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 862-3751 (KTXR); 862-5600 (KWTO) Fax: (417) 869-7275 Sports Director: Rob Evans

Mediacom (MCC-22) 1533 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 875-7557; Fax: (417) 883-0265 Program Director: Randy Hollis Production Manager: Corey Riggs

The Standard (Tue.) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 (417) 836-5272; Fax: (417) 836-6738 Sports Editor: Benjamen Loewnau

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (daily) 900 N. Tucker, St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 340-8170; Fax: (314) 340-3070 Sports Editor: Reid Laymance Kansas City Star (daily) 1729 Grand, Kansas City, MO 64018 (816) 234-4355; Fax: (816) 234-4360 Sports Editor: Mike Fannin

Associated Press -Mo./Kan. Bureau 215 W. Pershing Rd. Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 421-4844 or (800) 852-4844 Fax: (816) 421-4844 News Editor: Chris Clark Sports Reporter: Doug Tucker Springfield Correspondent: Marcus Kabel Big O Sports 211 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 869-4848; Fax: (417) 869-6201 Editor: Tom Mast

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KADI (1340 AM, 99.5 FM) 5431 W. Sunshine, Brookline, MO 65619 (417) 831-0995; Fax: (417)831-4026 Sports Director: Steve Largent KOSP (105.1 FM), KKLH (104.7 FM) KOMG (92.9 FM) 319 B E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 886-5677; Fax: (417) 886-2155 Program Director: Chris Cannon

KGBX (105.9 FM), KTOZ (95.5 FM), KGMY (1400 AM, 100.5 FM), KXUS (97.3 FM) 1856 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 890-5555; Fax: (417) 890-5050 News Director: Jim Wesley KTTS (1260 AM, 94.7 FM) 2330 W. Grand, Springfield, MO 65801 Phone: 869-2153; Fax: (417) 866-8537 News Director: Don Louzader KSMU (91.1 FM) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: 836-5878; Fax: (417) 836-5889 News Director: Missy Shelton

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KOLR (Channel 10, CBS) KOZL (Channel 27, Ind.) 2650 E. Division, Springfield, MO 65803 (417) 862-6397; Fax: (417) 866-6397 Sports Director: Dan Lucy

KSPR (Channel 33, ABC) 1359 E. St. Louis, Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 864-3352; Fax: (417) 831-4125 Sports Director: Mike Scott KYTV (Channel 3, NBC) 999 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: 268-3000; Fax: 268-3364 Sports Director: Ned Reynolds

KRBK - HD (FOX) 1701 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 522-0020 Street Team Director: Landree Engelbrecht Fox Sports Midwest 700 St. Louis Union Station, Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 206-7000; Fax: (314) 206-7070 News Contact: Geoff Goldman Metro Sports - Kansas City TWC, 8221 W. 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 (816) 222-5618 News Contact: Shawn Beldin


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The Lady Bears - Contents MSU Rosters and Team Notes......................... 42 Lacey Boshe....................................................43-46 Casey Garrison...............................................47-50 Jasmine Malone.............................................51-54 Jaleshia Roberson.........................................55-58 Regan Soldner................................................59-62 Whitney Edie..................................................63-66 Christiana Shorter........................................67-70 Aly Stock..........................................................71-74 Karly Buer.......................................................75-76 Desiree Phillips.............................................77-78 Bry Snow..........................................................79-80 Hannah Wilkerson.......................................81-82 NiJay Gaines.......................................................... 83 Kenzie Williams.................................................. 84


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Head Coach: Nyla Milleson (Kansas State, ’85), fifth year Associate Head Coach: Trish Marsh (Missouri S&T, ’92), fifth year Assistant Coach: Carly Stubblefield (Missouri State, ’02), fifth year Assistant Coach: Bethany Creed (Drury, ’06), fourth year Director of Basketball Operations: Jerise Freeman (Pacific, ’07), first year Athletic Trainer: Amy Luke Student Athletic Trainer: Alyssa Gerke Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Mitch Hauschildt Managers: Breonika Davis, Jerrell Price

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Boshe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rhymes with Wash Buer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BYOU-ur Desiree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEZ-uh-ray Edie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EE-dee Nyla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEYE-luh Milleson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MILL-uh-sun NiJay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEYE-zhay Jaleshia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . juh-LEE-shuh Roberson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROW-bur-sun Aly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AL-ee Regan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REG(hard G)-un Bry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BREE Kenzie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KEN-zee

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Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Lacey Boshe, Casey Garrison, Jasmine Malone, Jaleshia Roberson, Regan Soldner Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Whitney Edie, Christiana Shorter, Aly Stock Sophomores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Karly Buer, Desiree Phillips, Bry Snow, Hannah Wilkerson Freshmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 NiJay Gaines, Kenzie Williams Returning Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10   Lacey Boshe, Karly Buer, Whitney Edie, Casey Garrison, Jasmine Malone, Desiree Phillips, Jaleshia Roberson, Christiana Shorter, Regan Soldner, Aly Stock Letterwinners Not Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . 3   Jacque Griggs, Tia Mays, Kendra Roberts Returning Starters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4   Karly Buer, Casey Garrison, Jasmine Malone, Christiana Shorter Starters not returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1   Tia Mays

Breakdown By Height

6-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aly Stock 6-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lacey Boshe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney Edie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christiana Shorter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bry Snow 6-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey Garrison 5-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NiJay Gaines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine Malone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regan Soldner 5-10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desiree Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenzie Williams 5-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaleshia Roberson 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karly Buer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Wilkerson

Breakdown By State

Iowa (1) Des Moines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NiJay Gaines Kansas (1) Concordia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karly Buer Missouri (8) Blue Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bry Snow Bolivar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey Garrison Exeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney Edie Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . Jaleshia Roberson Marshfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lacey Boshe Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Wilkerson Mt. Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenzie Williams Nixa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aly Stock Oklahoma (1) Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christiana Shorter Tennessee (1) Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Desiree Phillips Texas (2) San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine Malone Southlake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regan Soldner


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Boshe was the recipient of the club’s Lady Bear Prestige Award, given annually to the player exhibiting the most desire, determination and dedication, and was also named a Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete in recognition of her work in the classroom…Finished as the Lady Bears’ fourthleading scorer (7.8 ppg.), thanks in large part to her accuracy at the free throw line, where she sank 79.2 percent of her attempts… Posted two separate streaks of more than 20 consecutive free throws made, knocking down 22 straight attempts from Dec. 16 through Jan. 2, then hitting 21 consecutive foul tosses, Jan. 9 through Feb. 20…Converted 42-of-47 (.894) foul shots in MVC play to rank fifth in the circuit in free throw accuracy...Also posted the third-highest field-goal percentage on the team (.479), and her 46.7 percentage from the floor over her first two collegiate seasons ranked second on the squad behind Casey Garrison’s .473…Made her 29th consecutive start for the Lady Bears vs. Georgetown (Nov. 14), scoring six points and grabbing three rebounds...Went 6-of-6 from the foul line and 4-of-6 from the field to match her career high of 15 points in MSU’s 75-59 win over SLU (Nov. 18); also recorded five rebounds and two assists in the victory...Scored 13 points to go along with three assists and three steals in the Lady Bears’ 73-65 win at Arkansas State (Nov. 27)...Led the Lady Bears in assists in both games at the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic (Dec. 4-5)...Notched her third

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Boshe was a first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District VII selection as a junior, after posting the second-highest field goal percentage (.481) on the team and averaging just under four points per game...Also earned MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and MVC Honor Roll recognition after maintaining her perfect 4.0 grade-point average...Came off the bench in 32 of the Lady Bears’ 35 contests after starting 56 games over her first two collegiate seasons...Shot .514 from the floor on the road...Scored in double figures on five occasions, including three of MSU’s final five games of the year (March 11-20)... Totaled 10 points in the Lady Bears’ season-opening win over Lamar (Nov. 12)...Led MSU with a season-high three steals vs. LA Tech (Nov. 27)...Went 3-of-4 from the floor at Coppin State (Dec. 17) to total six points in 15 minutes off the bench...Totaled seven points and five rebounds at Morgan State (Dec. 21)...Posted a strong all-around effort at UNI (Jan. 6), coming off the bench to score 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, as well as a season-high seven rebounds...Averaged 9.2 points over a five-game stretch spanning March 5-17, coinciding with the Lady Bears’ run to reach the championship game of the MVC Tournament; scored 10 points in each of MSU’s first two MVC Tournament contests and shot .667 (10-of-15) from the floor in the Lady Bears’ three games at the conference meet...Recorded a season-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting in MSU’s WNIT opener against Rice (March 17); also pulled down four rebounds and matched a season best of two assists in the 76-65 victory.

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Boshe started the last 28 games of the season and was the Lady Bears’ third-leading scorer as a freshman, shooting .457 from the field for the year...Posted a strong Missouri State debut, going 3-of-4 from both the field and the charity stripe to total nine points in the Lady Bears’ 67-64 loss at SEMO (Nov. 14); hauled in four rebounds, blocked one shot and recorded two steals as well...Grabbed five rebounds in MSU’s 64-56 loss at Tulsa (Nov. 19)...Posted totals of 10 points and six rebounds against Arkansas State, combining with four other MSU freshmen to total 53 of the Lady Bears’ 61 points; scored on a putback with 0:51 left in

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double-digit scoring effort of the season, totaling 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in just 14 minutes of playing time vs. Tulsa (Dec. 8)...Went 6-of-6 from the foul line and matched career highs with four assists and two blocks in MSU’s victory at SIU Edwardsville (Dec. 22)...Recorded a career game with a 24-point, 8-rebound effort in MSU’s 72-67 win over Bradley (Dec. 31), in which she was a perfect 10-of-10 from the foul line...Saw her streak of 22 straight free throws made come to an end, but led MSU with four assists to go along with 12 points and six rebounds in a 90-80 win over UNI (Jan. 2), the Lady Bears’ sixth consecutive victory... Was a career-best 8-of-11 from the floor and scored a game-high 18 points—15 of which came in the first half—as MSU built a double-digit lead in an eventual 82-67 win at Creighton (Jan. 9)... Turned in a 13-point performance in a career-high 39 minutes in MSU’s 92-85 overtime loss to Wichita State (Jan. 23)...Started her 50th straight game vs. Drake (Feb. 7)...Recorded her first double-digit scoring effort in seven contests Feb. 14 at Illinois State, finishing with 10 points...Went 2-of-2 at the foul line at Wichita State (Feb. 20) to push consecutive free throws made streak to 21...Saw her string of 52 consecutive starts end Feb. 26 in MSU’s 83-72 win over SIU...Scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds to help MSU rout Oral Roberts, 75-53, in the opening round of the WNIT (March 19).

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G-GS 30-28 33-28 35-3 98-59

Min 820 764 425 2009

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G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR Reb Avg   PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg 18-18 496 58-135 .430 2-4 .500 37-54 .685 34-53 87 4.8 23-0 16 39 10 22 155 8.6 18-14 423 45-98 .459 0-3 .000 42-47 .894 21-32 53 2.9 28-0 15 34 2 11 132 7.3 18-0 191 17-39 .436 0-0 .000 22-30 .733 12-21 33 1.8 28-0 10 12 1 9 56 3.1 54-32 1110 120-272 .441 2-7 .286 101-131 .771  67-106 173 3.2 79-0 41 85 13 42 343 6.4

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FG-A Pct 95-208 .457 90-188 .479 51-106 .481 236-502 .470

3FG-A Pct 2-5 .400 1-5 .200 0-1 .000 3-11 .273

FT-A Pct OR-DR 54-82 .659 44-88 76-96 .792 42-69 35-48 .729 29-44 165-226 .730 115-201

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PF-D 39-0 60-0 42-0 141-0

A 28 40 21 89

TO 60 62 29 151

BS 15 6 2 23

ST 31 21 16 68

Pts 246 257 137 640

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Min 59 35 94 554

FG-A  9-19 5-9 14-28 61-139

Pct .474 .556 .500 .429

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FT-A 4-4 3-4 7-8 32-40

OR-DR 4-9 2-2  6-11 43-80

Reb 13 4 17 123

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TO 4 0 4 47

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ST 2 1 3 20

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Boshe’s Career Postseason Totals

Pct 1.000 .750 .851 .800

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A four-year starter at Marshfield (Mo.) High, Boshe was an MBCA All-State selection her senior year after leading coach Gary Murphy’s Lady Jays to a 25-1 mark...Tallied 15.5 points and 8.5 boards per outing as a senior to finish her prep career as the No. 4 scorer in school history...Was tabbed for the Springfield NewsLeader’s All-Ozarks squad and received all-district recognition her junior and senior years...Named an All-Central Ozarks Conference performer her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Averaged 15.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest as a junior while shooting 55 percent from the Career Miscellaneous field to lead Marshfield to a Category Games 22-5 finish...Also excelled in Leading MSU in scoring 4 the classroom, earning valedicLeading MSU in assists 5 torian honors at Marshfield, as Leading MSU in steals 4 well as a Missouri Department Leading MSU in rebounding 4 of Higher Education Bright Games played 98 Flight Scholarship...Competed Games started 59 in swimming and track and field at Marshfield and became Double-figure points 25 the school’s first Division I 2+ blocks 5 girl’s basketball recruit since 3+ assists 7 former Lady Bear Julie How3+ steals 6 ard’s commitment to Missouri 4+ field goals 28 State in 1991.

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regulation to push MSU’s lead to 56-50, helping secure the Lady Bears’ first win of the season...Tallied 12 points and a career-best four assists in MSU’s 77-70 loss to Western Kentucky (Dec. 7)... Matched her 12-point effort vs. WKU three days later in a 7257 loss to DePaul...Recorded her third straight 12-point game against UALR (Dec. 14), also equaling her previous rebounding high with six boards to go along with a pair of blocks in the 5349 Lady Bear win...Posted her fourth consecutive double-figure scoring effort in MSU’s 82-63 win over Stephen F. Austin (Dec. 19)...Notched career highs of nine rebounds and two blocks to go along with 14 points in MSU’s three-point loss to UNI (Jan. 2); totaled eight points during a critical 15-2 run late in the game to help the Lady Bears nearly overcome a 14-point second-half deficit...Shared team-high scoring honors with a 12-point effort at Drake (Jan. 10) that included her first career three-pointer... Posted her eighth double-digit scoring effort with a 10-point night against Creighton (Feb. 6) that included a 6-of-6 showing at the foul line...Scored 15 points to lead MSU in an 11-point loss at Illinois State (Feb. 12)...Recorded a career-best four steals in a 13-point win at Indiana State (Feb. 14)...Led MSU with seven rebounds, two blocks and three steals to go along with 14 points in a 75-65 win over Wichita State (Feb. 21)...Posted her 11th double-figure scoring game with 12 points at UNI (March 7)... Named to the MVC Academic Honor Roll after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in her first two collegiate semesters.


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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT GEORGETOWN x 20 2-4 0-0 2-3 2-1-3 0 0 1 0 1 6 SAINT LOUIS x 33 4-6 1-1 6-6 0-5-5 4 2 2 0 0 15 SEMO x 25 4-8 0-0 1-2 2-4-6 1 1 0 1 1 9 at Arkansas St. x 23 5-8 0-0 3-4 0-3-3 2 3 5 0 3 13 at E. Michigan x 21 2-5 0-0 2-6 1-1-2 1 1 3 0 0 6 vs. UTEP x 14 1-4 0-0 0-2 3-0-3 1 4 3 0 0 2 at Kansas St. x 30 4-10 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 2 3 2 0 0 8 TULSA x 14 6-8 0-1 1-2 1-3-4 3 2 2 0 1 13 MURRAY ST. x 23 4-7 0-0 1-1 1-3-4 2 0 2 0 1 9 at Oral Roberts x 22 2-4 0-0 3-3 2-3-5 2 2 1 0 0 7 at SIUE x 33 1-5 0-0 6-6 2-2-4 3 4 3 2 1 8 BRADLEY x 33 7-12 0-0 10-10 4-4-8 2 2 1 0 3 24 UNI x 33 4-10 0-0 4-5 3-3-6 3 4 1 0 0 12 at Drake x 25 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 2 0 5 0 2 2 at Creighton x 38 8-11 0-0 2-3 0-1-1 1 0 1 1 1 18 INDIANA ST. x 25 1-3 0-1 6-6 1-0-1 1 1 0 0 0 8 ILLINOIS ST. x 25 2-6 0-0 1-1 2-3-5 3 1 3 0 1 5 WICHITA ST. x 39 4-11 0-0 5-5 2-3-5 1 3 3 0 0 13 at So. Illinois x 22 2-3 0-0 0-0 3-1-4 2 0 6 0 2 4 at Evansville x 16 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2-2 2 0 0 0 0 0 CREIGHTON x 21 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 1 2 0 1 2 DRAKE x 20 0-3 0-0 2-2 0-1-1 0 0 0 1 0 2 at Indiana St. x 16 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 3 0 2 0 0 4 at Illinois St. x 23 3-5 0-1 4-4 1-3-4 1 0 2 0 0 10 at Wichita St. x 27 3-6 0-0 2-2 0-0-0 0 2 2 0 0 8 SO. ILLINOIS 16 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-3-4 1 0 1 0 0 2 EVANSVILLE 14 3-6 0-0 3-5 2-1-3 1 0 1 0 0 9 at UNI 18 3-5 0-1 1-2 0-2-2 4 1 2 0 1 7 at Bradley 12 0-2 0-0 2-2 1-2-3 1 0 2 0 0 2 vs. Wichita St. 24 1-2 0-0 5-10 2-1-3 4 0 0 0 0 7 ORAL ROBERTS x 22 5-8 0-0 0-0 3-3-6 4 1 1 0 1 10 SAMFORD x 22 2-6 0-0 2-2 0-2-2 1 1 1 1 0 6

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3fg-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT at SEMO 23 1-8 1-3 2-2 1-2-3 4 2 1 0 5 5 at Tulsa 21 4-13 0-4 0-0 1-0-1 3 1 3 0 0 8 ARKANSAS ST. x 13 1-3 0-0 2-3 0-1-1 2 2 3 1 1 4 ORAL ROBERTS x 23 3-7 0-1 1-2 4-5-9 2 1 3 2 2 7 at Saint Louis x 29 2-9 0-3 3-4 1-4-5 3 0 3 0 3 7 at Green Bay x 10 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 1 0 2 0 1 2 W. KENTUCKY x 31 4-7 0-1 3-3 0-6-6 3 3 2 0 2 11 DE PAUL x 30 6-13 0-4 6-6 1-5-6 2 1 0 1 2 18 UALR x 36 1-5 0-0 0-0 3-6-9 2 3 4 0 1 2 vs. SFA x 21 4-8 1-2 2-4 2-3-5 2 1 3 0 2 11 vs. Chattanooga x 14 1-6 0-0 2-2 2-4-6 2 1 1 0 0 4 UNI x 28 2-10 0-3 0-0 0-4-4 3 1 0 1 2 4 BRADLEY x 32 4-13 1-5 4-6 2-4-6 1 0 4 0 3 13 at Creighton x 21 2-7 0-0 2-2 0-3-3 3 0 2 0 0 6 at Drake x 20 0-4 0-0 0-0 2-1-3 4 1 1 0 2 0 INDIANA ST. x 8 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 1 1 1 0 0 2 ILLINOIS ST. x 21 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 2 2 3 1 0 4 at Wichita St. x 24 1-5 1-2 2-2 0-2-2 2 0 3 0 0 5 at Evansville x 25 2-6 0-0 1-2 0-1-1 5 2 2 1 1 5 at So. Illinois x 17 0-3 0-1 3-4 0-1-1 1 0 2 0 0 3 CREIGHTON x 29 2-8 0-2 1-2 2-6-8 0 1 2 1 3 5 DRAKE x 34 3-9 0-1 1-2 1-9-10 4 3 0 1 4 7 at Illinois St. x 27 4-13 1-3 2-4 0-2-2 2 1 2 2 1 11 at Indiana St. x 29 6-14 3-5 0-0 0-5-5 1 2 2 1 2 15 WICHITA ST. x 26 3-6 0-2 2-2 1-3-4 4 2 4 1 0 8 EVANSVILLE x 32 8-16 0-2 1-1 2-6-8 4 1 2 1 5 17 SO. ILLINOIS x 24 2-4 1-1 0-0 0-1-1 2 1 4 1 1 5 at Bradley x 26 2-9 1-3 2-2 0-1-1 5 0 3 1 2 7 at UNI x 26 2-7 1-4 2-2 2-4-6 4 3 1 0 1 7 vs. Wichita St. x 25 4-9 0-4 0-0 2-4-6 5 1 2 2 1 8

Personal Lacey Jordan Boshe is the daughter of Mark and Patricia Boshe...Born in Springfield, Mo... Has one sister, Ashley...Her father played basketball at Pace (N.Y.) University...Turned 22 in August...Majoring in cell and molecular biology and minoring in Spanish.

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT LAMAR x 24 4-7 0-0 2-4 1-2-3 2 1 1 0 1 10 DE PAUL x 18 0-6 0-0 2-2 1-4-5 0 0 2 0 0 2 at Toledo x 16 1-3 0-1 0-0 1-0-1 1 1 2 0 1 2 LOUISIANA TECH 13 3-6 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 0 1 0 3 6 ORAL ROBERTS 12 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-0-2 1 0 2 0 0 0 E. MICHIGAN 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 0 0 1 0 0 2 ARKANSAS ST. 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SIUE 11 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 2 2 0 0 0 4 at Saint Louis 8 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 0 0 1 0 0 4 at Coppin St. 15 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-0-1 3 0 2 0 0 6 at No. 20 Georgetown 5 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-0-1 0 1 0 0 0 1 at Morgan St. 14 3-6 0-0 1-2 2-3-5 0 1 2 0 0 7 So. Illinois 13 2-5 0-0 0-2 1-4-6 2 1 1 0 1 4 Evansville 10 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-3-3 0 1 1 0 1 2 at UNI 15 4-5 0-0 3-4 4-3-7 3 0 1 0 1 11 at Bradley 14 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 2 0 0 0 1 0 Illinois St. 19 3-7 0-0 2-2 1-3-4 2 0 1 0 0 8 Indiana St. 17 0-2 0-0 4-4 1-1-2 2 1 1 0 2 4 Wichita St. 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 4 1 0 1 0 2 at Creighton 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 1 0 0 at Drake 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 2-1-3 2 0 1 0 0 2 Bradley 14 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 2 1 0 0 0 2 UNI 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 at Indiana St. 11 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 2 1 0 0 1 4 at Illinois St. 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Wichita St. 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Drake 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Creighton 14 1-3 0-0 2-4 0-1-1 1 1 0 0 2 4 at Evansville 11 1-1 0-0 2-2 0-0-0 1 1 0 0 0 4 at So. Illinois 25 1-4 0-0 7-10 1-1-2 3 1 2 0 0 9 vs. Drake 18 4-6 0-0 2-2 2-3-5 1 1 1 0 1 10 vs. Indiana State 24 4-7 0-0 2-2 1-3-4 2 2 1 0 0 10 vs. UNI 13 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 0 1 0 0 4 RICE 28 5-8 0-0 3-4 2-2-4 1 2 0 0 0 13 ARKANSAS 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 1 0 0

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▪ Ranks fifth on MSU’s career scoring list (1,770), sixth in assists (391) and seventh in steals (212) ▪ Could become just the sixth Valley player to earn four straight first- team all-conference honors ▪ Needs 114 points to move into the MVC’s top 10 scoring list

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▪ First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference (3 times) ▪ WBCA All-Region 6 (2010) ▪ Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year (2010) ▪ MVC Freshman of the Year (2009) ▪ MVC All-Defensive Team (2010) ▪ MVC All-Freshman Team (2009) ▪ MVC Player of the Week (12 times) ▪ Naismith Player of the Year preseason watch list (2010) ▪ MVC All-Tournament Team (2011)

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Garrison registered one of the top all-around seasons in school history, earning Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year and WBCA All-Region 6 honors after averaging a league-high 19.9 points to go along with 7.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals per outing... Received First-Team All-MVC honors for the second straight year and added MVC All-Defensive Team recognition as well after leading the conference in steals...Finished the year 13th in the country in individual scoring and ranked as the only Division

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For the third straight year Garrison was named to the MVC’s first team after leading the Lady Bears in scoring, assists and steals...Ranked second in the Valley and 33rd nationally with an 18.2 ppg. average and led the league in total points scored (636); also finished second in free throw percentage (.898), three-point field goal percentage (.392), third in assist-turnover ratio (1.6) and fourth in assists (3.8)...Her free throw percentage rated fifth in all of Division I, second all-time in a single season at MSU and sixth overall in MVC history; her 168 free throws made is the fifth-highest total for a Lady Bear and her point total is the seventh-best figure on MSU’s career list and 15th in Valley history...Led MSU in assists 25 times and in scoring on 22 occasions; posted 33 double-figure scoring games and topped the 20-point mark six times in MVC play...Hit on 52.5 percent of her field goal attempts and averaged 11.2 points in the second half...Connected on 72-of-75 (.960) free throws on the road and 94.4 (34-of-36) percent of her free throw attempts overall in the final two minutes of regulation...Notched her fourth and fifth career 30+ point games in the Preseason WNIT, totaling 33 points in MSU’s season-opener against Lamar (Nov. 12) and 32 in the Lady Bears’ win at Toledo (Nov. 20)...Topped the 1,300-point mark for her career with a 19-point effort at Coppin State (Dec. 17); also matched a season high with nine boards... Moved onto the MSU top 10 career scoring list and eclipsed the 1,400-point mark with her 17-point effort vs. Illinois State (Jan. 11) to help the Lady Bears snap an eight-game losing streak to the Redbirds...Broke Lisa Davies’s 13-year-old school record for consecutive free throws made Jan. 16 vs. Indiana State with her 6-for-6 perfromance at the stripe; hit her next four foul shots to stretch the streak to 37 vs. Wichita State (Jan. 21) en route to a 22-point night...Notched her second straight 20+ point game at Creighton (Jan. 27), totaling 18 of her 24 points in the second half...Turned in a career-high 36 points at Drake (Jan. 29), posting personal bests for field goals (13) and three-pointers (5) to earn her fourth MVC Player of the Week award (Jan. 31)...Tallied 25 points and six assists in MSU’s 92-82 win over Drake (Feb. 25), and 28 points and a season-best 10 boards in a 12-point win over Southern Illinois (March 5) on the final day of the regular season...Led MSU with 22 points in its MVC semifinal win over Indiana State (March 12)...Just missed a triple-double vs. Rice (March 17) totaling 18 points, eight rebounds and a season-high nine assists.

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Nov. 27, 2009 Nov. 20, 2010 Nov. 27, 2009 Jan. 29, 2011

Dec. 7, 2008

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G-GS Min FG-A Pct 30-30 991 162-352 .460 33-33 1183 234-485 .482 35-35 1164 214-505 .424 98-98 3338  610-1342 .455

3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR 25-78 .321 127-156 .814  74-110 32-79 .405 158-189 .836 105-135 40-102 .392 168-187 .898 77-124 97-259 .375 453-532 .852 256-369

Reb Avg PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg 184 6.1 75-0 91 83 22 63 476 15.9 240 7.3 52-0 167 98 11 90 658 19.9 201 5.7 49-0 133 85 12 59 636 18.2 625 6.4 176-0 391 266 45 212 1770 18.1

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G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR 18-18 595 98-216 .454 13-46 .283 79-99 .798 46-66 18-18 648 132-272 .485 18-46 .391  86-101 .851 47-76 18-18 614 119-284 .419 20-54 .370 86-95 .905 47-60 54-54 1857 349-772 .452 51-146 .349 251-295 .851 140-202

Reb Avg   PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg 112 6.2 50-0 59 46 16 38 288 16.0 123 6.8 30-0 86 47 6 53 368 20.4 107 5.9 25-0 72 54 4 38 344 19.1 342 6.3 105-0 217 147 26 129 1000 18.5

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Min 104 72 176 554

FG-A Pct 23-51 .451 9-23 .391 32-74 .432 61-139 .429

3FG-A Pct 6-9 .667 1-4 .250 7-13 .538 0-1 .000

FT-A Pct 16-18 .889 9-10 .900 25-28 .893 32-40 .800

OR-DR 12-11 2-10 14-21 43-80

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Garrison led the Lady Bears in nearly every offensive category as a freshman...Became the first MSU player to lead her club in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks in the same year...Against Arkansas State (Nov. 23), led MSU with 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting that included a pair of three-pointers that sparked a 15-0 scoring run...Named MVC Newcomer of the Week for Nov. 17-23, after averaging 15.5 ppg., 7.0 rpg., and 2.5 apg in two contests...Poured home 33 points--the second-highest point total for a Lady Bear freshman ever--on 11-of-19 shooting in MSU’s 77-70 loss to Western Kentucky (Dec. 7); also posted team highs of 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals...Picked up her second MVC Newcomer of the Week honor (Dec. 8) after averaging 26.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals for the week of Dec. 1-7...Earned her third MVC Newcomer of the Week award on Dec. 22 after leading the Lady Bears to wins over SFA and Chattanooga at the Caribbean Classic, averaging 17 points, 4.5 boards and 4.5 assists; totaled 24 points on 10-ofCareer Miscellaneous 17 shooting to go along with three steals and four Category Games assists in the 77-68 win over Chattanooga (Dec. 20)... Leading MSU in scoring 64 Recorded her fourth 20+ point game of the season Leading MSU in assists 67 against Bradley (Jan. 4), finishing with a game-high Leading MSU in steals 43 21 points to go along with eight assists...Posted her second double-double, finishing with 18 points and Leading MSU in rebounding 36 11 rebounds to go along with a game-high five assists 20+ points 34 in a 77-53 win over Indiana State (Jan. 17); earned 30+ points 6 sweep of MVC weekly awards for her performance Games started 98 vs. the Sycamores...Posted her second double-double Consecutive starts 98 in three games, finishing with 21 points and 13 Double-figure points 92 rebounds in a four-point loss at Wichita State (Jan. Double-doubles 10 24)...Recorded another double-double to help the Triple-doubles 1 Lady Bears post their first road win of the season 3+ assists 59 at Evansville (Jan. 29), finishing with team highs of 3+ steals 32 19 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in the 76-63 win...Topped the 20-point barrier for the sixth time, 5+ rebounds 71 tallying 21 points to go along with a game-high five 30+ minutes played 83 assists in a six-point loss to Drake (Feb. 8)...Led MSU

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third double-double of the season with a 19-point, 11-rebound effort in MSU’s win at Indiana State (Feb. 12)...Finished in double-figures for the 50th time in her MSU career at Illinois State (Feb. 14), totaling 18 points to go along with team highs of seven rebounds and four assists... Had a 24-point effort in MSU’s 11-point win over SIU (Feb. 26)...Scored 21 of her 27 points in the first 11:24 of the second half to lead MSU to an 83-60 win over Evansville (Feb. 28); became the second-quickest Valley player to 1,000 points, accomplishing the feat in just her 57th career game...Named MVC Player of the Week for the third time in 200910 on March 1...Scored 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting at UNI (March 4) to help the Lady Bears post their 20th victory of the season with a 95-79 win...Became the first Lady Bear to be named MVC Player of the Year since 2005 and the first sophomore to earn the honor since fellow MSU standout Kari Koch in 2004...Totaled 26 points and eight boards in MSU’s WNIT opener vs. Oral Roberts (March 19), a 75-53 victory for MSU...Helped the Lady Bears run their WNIT win streak to seven straight games with a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds vs. Samford (March 21)...Finished the year by extending her streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games to 26 with a 10-point effort vs. Illinois in the third round of the WNIT.


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A four-time all-state selection at Bolivar (Mo.) High, Garrison finished her prep career as the No. 10 scorer in Missouri girl’s high school basketball history, averaging 23.1 points per contest...Led the Liberators of coach Gary Keeling to three state tournament appearances, as well as the first Central Ozarks Conference title in school history (2006-07)...Averaged 25.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.2 steals per game in piloting Bolivar to the Class 4 state title as a senior...Posted nine 30+ point games, including a 41-point effort vs. Purdy and a 40-point game against Nixa, as well as a triple-double (13 points/10 rebounds/10 steals) vs. Camdenton...Tallied 24.0 points, 3.9 steals and 3.2 assists as a junior in helping the Liberators to a third-place finish at the state tourney...Was a three-time Springfield NewsLeader All-Ozarks pick and a McDonald’s High School All-America nominee her senior year.

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in scoring for the 21st time and rebounding for the 13th time with a 14-point, 8-board effort in the Lady Bears’ 52-51 loss to Wichita State in the opening round of the State Farm MVC Tournament (March 12).

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT at SEMO x 34 3-6 0-1 1-1 2-7-9 4 1 4 0 2 7 at Tulsa x 25 4-8 1-3 1-2 3-4-7 2 4 4 0 0 10 ARKANSAS ST. x 34 7-15 2-3 5-5 3-4-7 4 1 8 1 1 21 ORAL ROBERTS x 36 7-15 1-5 2-3 0-2-2 0 4 1 1 6 17 at Saint Louis x 26 3-6 0-1 8-9 2-1-3 2 3 0 0 1 14 at Green Bay x 34 5-10 2-4 7-7 5-3-8 3 2 3 1 3 19 W. KENTUCKY x 37 11-19 4-8 7-8 5-6-11 3 4 3 1 3 33 DE PAUL x 37 0-7 0-0 4-4 1-4-5 2 1 2 1 2 4 UALR x 34 3-10 0-1 9-12 0-3-3 2 2 3 0 2 15 vs. SFA x 25 4-7 0-1 2-3 2-2-4 1 5 4 0 0 10 vs. Chattanooga x 38 10-17 2-3 2-3 2-3-5 2 4 3 1 3 24 UNI x 38 5-7 1-1 7-9 2-4-6 1 5 4 1 1 18 BRADLEY x 39 7-14 0-5 7-8 2-2-4 4 8 3 0 3 21 at Creighton x 31 4-5 0-1 7-8 1-1-2 2 2 5 0 0 15 at Drake x 35 2-13 0-3 8-11 0-5-5 3 2 8 1 4 12 INDIANA ST. x 30 7-13 0-3 4-5 7-4-11 2 5 5 1 1 18 ILLINOIS ST. x 31 5-14 1-2 1-2 2-4-6 2 1 1 2 0 12 at Wichita St. x 35 6-15 1-3 8-10 7-6-13 4 1 2 1 2 21 at Evansville x 34 7-12 1-3 4-6 4-6-10 4 2 1 1 5 19 at So. Illinois x 36 6-17 1-4 2-2 4-5-9 2 3 3 2 2 15 CREIGHTON x 29 6-13 1-4 3-3 1-2-3 4 1 2 0 0 16 DRAKE x 29 7-10 2-2 5-5 2-2-4 3 5 2 1 2 21 at Illinois St. x 31 5-13 0-1 2-2 0-8-8 2 4 0 0 2 12 at Indiana St. x 31 3-11 2-3 1-2 6-2-8 4 2 2 0 2 9 WICHITA ST. x 35 5-10 1-3 4-7 1-5-6 2 3 1 1 1 15 EVANSVILLE x 33 8-11 0-1 3-3 2-0-2 1 5 1 2 4 19 SO. ILLINOIS x 28 4-14 0-1 3-4 2-3-5 3 2 1 2 4 11 at Bradley x 34 7-15 0-4 6-7 3-4-7 4 6 2 0 4 20 at UNI x 36 4-9 2-2 4-5 0-3-3 3 2 3 1 1 14 vs. Wichita St. x 36 7-16 0-2 0-0 3-5-8 0 1 2 0 2 14

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Casey Hannah Garrison is the daughter of Martin and Susie Garrison...Born in Springfield, Mo...Has two sisters, Carie and Callie, and three brothers, Corey, Coday and Conley...Cousin of former MSU men’s basketball standout and Lady Bears assistant coach Chuck Williams... Turned 21 over the summer...Majoring in psychology.

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Opponent GEORGETOWN SAINT LOUIS SEMO at Arkansas St. at E. Michigan vs. UTEP at Kansas St. TULSA MURRAY ST. at Oral Roberts at SIUE BRADLEY UNI at Drake at Creighton INDIANA ST. ILLINOIS ST. WICHITA ST. at So. Illinois at Evansville CREIGHTON DRAKE at Indiana St. at Illinois St. at Wichita St. SO. ILLINOIS EVANSVILLE at UNI at Bradley vs. Wichita St. ORAL ROBERTS SAMFORD ILLINOIS

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GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT x 38 6-15 1-6 2-2 4-2-6 3 6 7 0 1 15 x 37 7-17 0-1 6-8 1-8-9 1 7 2 0 4 20 x 29 6-6 1-1 6-8 4-3-7 0 6 4 1 3 19 x 37 13-25 0-3 9-14 10-7-17 2 2 5 0 5 35 x 36 6-11 0-0 6-7 3-2-5 0 9 5 1 7 18 x 37 6-11 2-3 10-11 3-2-5 3 4 2 0 1 24 x 39 3-13 0-0 1-2 2-5-7 2 2 1 0 0 7 x 33 4-9 1-2 2-3 5-6-11 1 13 0 0 1 11 x 37 8-14 2-3 5-5 3-6-9 2 7 1 0 2 23 x 35 4-9 0-0 2-2 2-3-5 0 9 6 0 5 10 x 36 8-11 1-3 6-6 5-2-7 0 3 2 2 2 23 x 33 5-15 0-2 5-6 1-6-7 3 6 5 0 5 15 x 38 8-12 1-2 10-11 2-5-7 3 4 5 1 2 27 x 39 7-11 0-1 2-2 4-4-8 0 8 2 0 1 16 x 36 5-13 0-0 1-3 3-6-9 1 8 1 0 5 11 x 36 8-12 3-3 8-8 2-4-6 0 4 4 1 2 27 x 38 7-14 1-4 6-7 3-4-7 1 3 3 1 2 21 x 41 10-23 1-2 0-0 1-2-3 4 8 0 0 4 21 x 34 7-17 0-2 8-9 4-5-9 2 5 3 1 3 22 x 28 12-13 1-1 3-4 2-2-4 2 5 2 0 3 28 x 35 3-12 1-1 8-10 1-6-7 2 4 3 1 0 15 x 37 8-15 2-4 7-7 4-4-8 2 5 4 0 2 25 x 38 5-16 2-4 7-10 4-7-11 0 2 2 1 2 19 x 37 5-16 1-4 7-7 4-3-7 2 4 5 0 3 18 x 36 5-14 0-3 0-0 6-3-9 3 4 3 0 3 10 x 36 9-18 3-5 3-3 1-5-6 2 2 1 0 3 24 x 32 11-19 2-5 3-3 2-4-6 1 4 1 0 5 27 x 38 10-18 0-2 4-5 2-2-4 1 6 0 0 2 24 x 36 7-14 0-1 4-6 1-4-5 1 4 3 0 6 18 x 37 8-21 0-2 1-2 4-2-6 3 4 3 0 1 17 x 34 9-20 4-4 4-4 5-3-8 1 3 7 0 3 26 x 35 10-18 2-4 10-12 6-6-12 1 4 1 1 1 32 x 35 4-13 0-1 2-2 1-2-3 3 2 5 0 1 10

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT Lamar x 28 12-20 4-5 5-5 3-5-8 2 6 2 2 4 33 DePaul x 37 6-16 2-3 6-7 5-1-6 2 3 2 0 2 20 at Toledo x 37 9-20 3-5 11-12 0-7-7 2 3 4 0 4 32 LOUISIANA TECH x 34 4-9 0-1 7-7 2-6-8 1 2 0 1 1 15 Oral Roberts x 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 1 0 1 0 0 2 E. Michigan x 31 3-11 1-4 5-7 2-7-9 2 6 2 0 1 12 Arkansas St. x 37 4-15 1-4 6-7 1-2-3 1 3 3 0 1 15 SIUE x 29 6-14 0-1 3-3 3-2-5 2 0 0 0 2 15 at Saint Louis x 36 9-20 1-5 0-0 2-4-6 2 5 2 1 0 19 at Coppin St. x 28 6-13 3-7 4-4 2-7-9 0 3 4 0 2 19 at No. 20 Georgetown x 38 3-8 1-3 6-6 1-2-3 4 3 2 0 0 13 at Morgan St. x 28 5-10 2-4 2-2 0-2-2 2 5 2 1 2 14 So. Illinois x 25 3-12 0-1 2-2 2-2-4 0 5 0 0 2 8 Evansville x 31 6-13 1-3 0-0 2-7-9 1 4 4 0 2 13 at UNI x 38 6-18 1-6 6-6 2-5-7 2 2 2 1 2 19 at Bradley x 30 5-6 3-4 0-0 4-4-8 1 5 2 0 2 13 Illinois St. x 30 7-10 1-2 2-2 1-3-4 2 4 3 0 2 17 Indiana St. x 35 6-16 0-3 6-6 0-2-2 1 5 1 0 3 18 Wichita St. x 33 7-18 1-2 7-9 3-1-4 1 4 2 1 0 22 at Creighton x 38 7-16 1-3 9-10 2-6-8 3 4 5 0 1 24 at Drake x 32 13-19 5-6 5-5 2-3-5 1 7 5 0 2 36 Bradley x 34 5-17 3-6 4-4 2-5-7 4 1 2 1 1 17 UNI x 34 5-16 1-3 9-10 3-5-8 3 4 4 0 1 20 at Indiana St. x 37 7-19 0-2 4-4 5-0-5 1 4 2 0 1 18 at Illinois St. x 37 7-13 1-2 4-4 2-1-3 1 2 4 1 3 19 at Wichita St. x 37 7-18 0-2 4-4 2-3-5 1 2 6 0 2 18 Drake x 38 10-24 1-3 4-5 3-0-3 0 6 2 0 2 25 Creighton x 36 5-19 0-4 3-6 4-6-10 1 4 2 0 2 13 at Evansville x 30 4-9 1-1 7-8 2-3-5 2 7 4 0 3 16 at So. Illinois x 39 9-21 0-1 10-10 6-4-10 0 2 4 0 7 28 vs. Drake x 37 5-9 0-1 6-6 1-2-3 1 5 0 1 0 16 vs. Indiana State x 29 6-11 0-0 10-12 0-2-2 0 3 0 0 1 22 vs. UNI x 38 7-20 2-4 1-3 5-3-8 1 1 2 1 1 17 Rice x 36 7-13 0-1 4-4 1-7-8 1 9 1 0 0 18 ARKANSAS x 36 2-10 1-3 3-4 1-3-4 0 4 4 1 0 10

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Malone made strides on the offensive end of the court in her sophomore campaign, upping her three-point field goal percentage from .193 to .333 while contributing 7.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per outing... Led the Lady Bears with seven boards in their 79-55 season-opening loss to Georgetown (Nov. 14)...Turned in a career game on her 20th birthday, totaling a season-best 19 points to go along with eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks in MSU’s 75-59 win over Saint Louis (Nov. 18)...Tallied 12 points and a team-high six boards in the Lady Bears’ 93-81 loss at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 29)...Posted a 14-point, 8-rebound effort to help the Lady Bears defeat Tulsa, 88-73 (Dec. 8)...Came up big for MSU in a six-point win over Murray State (Dec. 16), scoring 12 points and grabbing six rebounds...Recorded another solid afternoon in MSU’s 99-81 win at Oral Roberts (Dec. 19), scoring 15 points, while grabbing a team-high seven rebounds and distributing four assists...Returned to action at Creighton (Jan. 9) after missing two games with a sprained ankle...Tallied 15 points and a team-high six boards off the

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Malone started all 33 games in which she played, averaging a career-best 9.9 points and 5.2 boards per outing...Finished third on the squad in scoring and 20th in the Missouri Valley Conference...Ranked fourth in the MVC in free throw percentage (.854) and ninth in steals (1.8)...Her 58 assists and 58 steals both rated second on the team...Averaged 11.1 points and shot .912 from the foul line in the 22 MSU wins in which she played...Shared team high-rebounding honors in the Lady Bears’ season-opening win vs. Lamar (Nov. 12) with eight...Recorded her first career double-double of 18 points/10 rebounds to help the Lady Bears knock off Eastern Michigan (Dec. 3)...Averaged 14.4 points and posted seven straight double-figure scoring games to help MSU go 6-1 from Dec. 9-Jan. 2; shot .463 (37-of-80) from the field and 19-of-20 (.950) from the charity stripe over the same stretch...Totaled 18 points, nine rebounds and four steals to lead the Lady Bears to a 67-61 victory at Coppin State (Dec. 17)...Connected on 3-of-6 tries from three-point range en route to scoring 16 points against 20th-ranked Georgetown (Dec. 19)...Posted her seventh straight double-figure scoring effort Jan. 2 vs. Evansville, finishing with 14 points, six boards and four assists...Registered a career high for assists (6) and matched her personal best for steals (5) at Drake (Jan. 29)...Turned in her second double-double at Indiana State (Feb. 10) with a 12-point, 10-board effort...Scored a career-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Drake (Feb. 25)...Registered 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in an 80-61 win at Evansville (March 3).

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 G-GS 30-28 31-16 33-33 94-77

Min 725 782 979 2486

FG-A Pct 78-233 .335 79-212 .373 113-299 .378 270-744 .363

3FG-A Pct 11-57 .193 27-81 .333 30-112 .268 68-250 .272

FT-A Pct 44-57 .772 51-60 .850 70-82 .854 165-199 .829

OR-DR 31-97 36-98 28-143 95-338

Reb 128 134 171 433

Avg 4.3 4.3 5.2 4.6

PF-D 79-3 61-1 67-1 207-5

A 37 39 58 134

TO 65 66 66 197

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G-GS 18-18 16-2 18-18 52-38

Min 449 359 543 1351

FG-A Pct 46-141 .326 33-86 .384 60-164 .366 139-391 .355

3FG-A Pct  9-35 .257 14-38 .368 13-54 .241 36-127 .283

FT-A Pct 23-31 .742 30-32 .938 45-51 .882 98-114 .860

OR-DR 13-55   9-39 16-81 38-175

Reb 68 48 97 213

Avg 3.8 3.0 5.4 4.1

  PF-D 48-2 28-0 39-1 115-3

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Pts Avg 211 7.0 236 7.6 326 9.9 773 8.2

BS 12 3 5 20

Pts Avg 124 6.9 110 6.9 178 9.9 412 7.9

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(3) and rebounds (6) to go along with a seven-point effort at UNI (March 7).

Background

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FG-A Pct 4-9 .444 1-4 .250 6-21 .286 11-34 .324

3FG-A Pct 0-4 .000 0-0 .000 3-11 .273 3-15 .200

FT-A Pct 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 4-7 .571 4-7 .571

OR-DR 2-4 1-4 2-6 5-14

Reb 6 5 8 19

Avg 6.0 5.0 2.7 3.8

PF-D 5-1 2-0 5-0 12-1

A 1 3 4 8

TO 2 1 1 4

BS 2 0 2 4

ST 1 2 4 7

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Min 84 43 127

FG-A Pct 4-20 .200 2-9 .222  6-29 .207

3FG-A Pct 2-9 .222 0-4 .000 2-13 .154

FT-A 4-4 4-4 8-8

OR-DR  4-14 0-6  4-20

Reb 18 6 24

Avg 6.0 3.0 4.8

  PF-D 6-0 3-0 9-0

A 3 2 5

TO 5 4 9

BS 0 1 1

ST Pts Avg 5 14 4.7 3 8 4.0 8  22 4.4

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Jasmine Nicole Malone is the daughter of Arthur Malone and Robin D. Wilson, and the step-daughter of Michelle Malone and Terry Wilson...Born in San Antonio, Texas...Has two brothers, A.J. and Brandon, and one sister, Ava...Will turn 22 in November... Plans to pursue a career in sports marketing.

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Malone averaged 16 points and 4.4 steals per game as a senior for Antonian College Preparatory in San Antonio, Texas...Earned first-team All-TAPPS 2-6A recognition as a senior...Averaged 16 points and seven boards as a junior at Cornerstone Christian High in San Antonio, Texas, before transferring back to Antonian, where she earned all-state recognition as a freshman and sophomore playing for coach Breck Ross...Rated the 23rd-best guard and the 72nd overall prospect in the class of 2008 by HoopGurlz.com...Played AAU ball for TeamXPress.


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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT Lamar x 30 6-19 0-3 0-0 2-6-8 3 0 0 1 2 12 De Paul x 28 1-8 0-4 2-4 3-4-7 1 1 4 1 0 4 at Toledo ---DNP--- LOUISIANA TECH ---DNP--- Oral Roberts x 28 2-7 2-6 0-0 1-2-3 3 1 4 1 2 6 E. Michigan x 33 6-9 2-4 4-4 1-9-10 3 2 4 0 1 18 Arkansas St. x 25 3-6 2-4 0-0 1-4-5 4 2 3 1 0 8 SIUE x 33 7-13 1-3 1-1 0-6-6 0 1 3 0 2 16 at Saint Louis x 33 6-13 1-5 0-0 0-3-3 2 1 0 0 1 13 at Coppin St. x 37 5-12 1-5 7-7 2-7-9 1 0 1 0 4 18 at No. 20 Georgetown x 35 5-10 3-6 3-4 0-3-3 2 0 1 0 2 16 at Morgan St. x 26 4-8 2-3 0-0 0-6-6 1 1 3 1 0 10 So. Illinois x 29 4-13 0-2 6-6 2-6-8 1 3 3 0 4 14 Evansville x 33 6-11 0-2 2-2 2-4-6 2 4 3 1 2 14 at UNI x 34 3-6 2-4 0-0 1-1-2 1 1 1 0 1 8 at Bradley x 19 3-11 1-5 0-0 0-2-2 2 3 0 0 4 7 Illinois St. x 32 2-12 0-1 5-6 2-6-8 2 2 2 0 0 9 Indiana St. x 28 3-9 0-1 0-0 1-6-7 4 1 3 1 0 6 Wichita St. x 29 3-9 0-4 0-0 0-6-6 2 0 1 0 0 6 at Creighton x 33 2-5 0-2 5-8 2-1-3 3 0 2 0 2 9 at Drake x 31 1-8 0-3 3-3 0-6-6 1 6 1 1 5 5 Bradley x 36 6-13 2-4 3-3 1-2-3 2 2 1 0 1 17 UNI x 19 3-6 1-4 0-0 0-2-2 5 0 2 1 2 7 at Indiana St. x 35 3-10 0-5 6-8 0-10-10 0 2 3 1 3 12 at Illinois St. x 30 3-8 0-2 0-0 1-4-5 4 6 5 0 2 6 at Wichita St. x 28 2-9 0-1 4-4 1-2-3 4 0 2 0 0 8 Drake x 34 7-11 3-5 5-5 1-7-8 1 5 2 0 3 22 Creighton x 33 0-4 0-1 6-6 1-5-6 2 2 1 0 3 6 at Evansville x 27 6-11 3-4 0-0 1-5-6 2 4 2 0 2 15 at So. Illinois x 33 3-8 1-4 0-0 0-6-6 1 2 4 0 3 7 vs. Drake x 34 3-5 2-3 1-3 0-2-2 1 3 1 0 2 9 vs. Indiana State x 30 3-9 1-5 2-2 1-2-3 3 0 0 1 2 9 vs. UNI x 21 0-7 0-3 1-2 1-2-3 1 1 0 1 0 1 Rice x 26 2-6 0-1 4-4 0-4-4 2 0 1 0 2 8 Arkansas x 17 2-10 1-3 5-6 0-2-2 1 2 3 1 1 0

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT GEORGETOWN x 27 0-7 0-3 2-2 3-4-7 2 0 6 1 3 2 SAINT LOUIS x 28 5-11 2-5 7-10 2-6-8 3 0 2 2 3 19 SEMO x 23 2-7 1-4 0-0 2-4-6 2 0 4 0 1 5 at Arkansas St. x 29 4-8 1-2 0-0 2-2-4 4 3 4 0 1 9 at E. Michigan x 30 5-13 2-4 0-2 2-4-6 1 2 3 0 1 12 vs. UTEP x 31 2-6 1-3 3-4 3-2-5 2 2 1 0 1 8 at Kansas St. x 26 4-8 0-3 0-0 0-1-1 2 0 1 0 1 8 TULSA x 30 5-10 1-3 3-4 3-5-8 2 1 5 1 2 14 MURRAY ST. x 36 6-15 0-4 0-0 3-3-6 1 0 3 1 1 12 at Oral Roberts x 31 5-9 3-3 2-2 0-7-7 1 4 7 0 1 15 at SIUE x 32 3-8 0-0 0-0 2-3-5 5 2 4 0 1 6 BRADLEY x 24 1-5 0-2 2-2 0-3-3 0 1 2 1 0 4 UNI ---DNP--- at Drake ---DNP--- at Creighton 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 INDIANA ST. 16 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ILLINOIS ST. x 13 0-4 0-2 3-4 1-1-2 1 0 1 1 0 3 WICHITA ST. 22 3-8 0-1 0-0 1-1-2 1 1 2 0 0 6 at So. Illinois 24 1-3 1-2 2-2 0-2-2 0 0 3 0 2 5 at Evansville 26 6-11 3-6 0-0 2-4-6 1 3 3 0 0 15 CREIGHTON 26 2-4 1-2 0-0 0-4-4 2 3 0 0 1 5 DRAKE 19 1-4 1-2 2-2 0-3-3 2 2 2 0 0 5 at Indiana St. 32 3-6 2-4 8-8 1-2-3 3 1 4 0 1 16 at Illinois St. 23 1-4 0-3 1-2 0-1-1 3 0 0 0 0 3 at Wichita St. 22 1-2 0-1 4-4 1-5-6 4 1 0 0 0 6 SO. ILLINOIS 22 4-7 1-1 0-0 0-6-6 4 2 2 0 1 9 EVANSVILLE 29 5-10 3-4 0-0 1-1-2 1 2 0 0 2 13 at UNI 27 3-8 2-5 6-6 1-3-4 2 1 0 1 1 14 at Bradley 32 2-7 0-1 2-2 1-3-4 3 2 1 0 2 6 vs. Wichita St. 16 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-4-5 2 3 1 0 2 2 ORAL ROBERTS x 26 3-7 1-4 0-0 3-6-9 3 1 4 0 2 7 SAMFORD x 35 1-7 1-4 2-2 0-6-6 1 2 0 0 1 5 ILLINOIS x 23 0-6 0-1 2-2 1-2-3 2 0 1 0 2 2

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT at SEMO x 23 1-8 1-3 2-2 1-2-3 4 2 1 0 5 5 at Tulsa x 21 4-13 0-4 0-0 1-0-1 3 1 3 0 0 8 ARKANSAS ST. 13 1-3 0-0 2-3 0-1-1 2 2 3 1 1 4 ORAL ROBERTS 23 3-7 0-1 1-2 4-5-9 2 1 3 2 2 7 at Saint Louis x 29 2-9 0-3 3-4 1-4-5 3 0 3 0 3 7 at Green Bay x 10 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 1 0 2 0 1 2 W. KENTUCKY x 31 4-7 0-1 3-3 0-6-6 3 3 2 0 2 11 DE PAUL x 30 6-13 0-4 6-6 1-5-6 2 1 0 1 2 18 UALR x 36 1-5 0-0 0-0 3-6-9 2 3 4 0 1 2 vs. SFA x 21 4-8 1-2 2-4 2-3-5 2 1 3 0 2 11 vs. Chattanooga x 14 1-6 0-0 2-2 2-4-6 2 1 1 0 0 4 UNI x 28 2-10 0-3 0-0 0-4-4 3 1 0 1 2 4 BRADLEY x 32 4-13 1-5 4-6 2-4-6 1 0 4 0 3 13 at Creighton x 21 2-7 0-0 2-2 0-3-3 3 0 2 0 0 6 at Drake x 20 0-4 0-0 0-0 2-1-3 4 1 1 0 2 0 INDIANA ST. x 8 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 1 1 1 0 0 2 ILLINOIS ST. x 21 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 2 2 3 1 0 4 at Wichita St. x 24 1-5 1-2 2-2 0-2-2 2 0 3 0 0 5 at Evansville x 25 2-6 0-0 1-2 0-1-1 5 2 2 1 1 5 at So. Illinois x 17 0-3 0-1 3-4 0-1-1 1 0 2 0 0 3 CREIGHTON x 29 2-8 0-2 1-2 2-6-8 0 1 2 1 3 5 DRAKE x 34 3-9 0-1 1-2 1-9-10 4 3 0 1 4 7 at Illinois St. x 27 4-13 1-3 2-4 0-2-2 2 1 2 2 1 11 at Indiana St. x 29 6-14 3-5 0-0 0-5-5 1 2 2 1 2 15 WICHITA ST. x 26 3-6 0-2 2-2 1-3-4 4 2 4 1 0 8 EVANSVILLE x 32 8-16 0-2 1-1 2-6-8 4 1 2 1 5 17 SO. ILLINOIS x 24 2-4 1-1 0-0 0-1-1 2 1 4 1 1 5 at Bradley x 26 2-9 1-3 2-2 0-1-1 5 0 3 1 2 7 at UNI x 26 2-7 1-4 2-2 2-4-6 4 3 1 0 1 7 vs. Wichita St. x 25 4-9 0-4 0-0 2-4-6 5 1 2 2 1 8

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▪ Ranks 23rd on the Lady Bears’ career scoring chart and needs 38 points to become the 21st MSU player to reach the 1,000 career-point mark ▪ Enters her final cam- paign with 179 career makes from beyond the arc to rank second among active MVC players ▪ Needs 98 three-point- ers to match the school’s career record ▪ Roberson’s 91 three- pointers in 2009-10 led the MVC and ranked third all-time in conference history

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Roberson Rundown

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▪ Second Team All-MVC (2010) ▪ All-MVC Freshman Team (2009) ▪ MVC Player of the Week (three times) ▪ MVC Newcomer of the Week (Feb. 2, 2009)

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Kansas City, Mo. Hickman Mills H.S.

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Roberson tied for fifth in the MVC scoring race and connected on 91 three-point attempts, representing the second-highest single-season total in Missouri State history…Became just the 12th Lady Bear on record to top the 30-point plateau on more than one occasion in the same season…Ranked among the top 50 Division I players nationally in three offensive categories, including three-point field goals made per game (21st), three-point field goal percentage (43rd) and free throw percentage (50th)…Dished out a game-high four assists in MSU’s 73-65 win at Arkansas State (Nov. 27)...Turned in a solid all-around effort at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 29), scoring 16 points to go along with a team-high six rebounds, three assists and three steals in MSU’s 12-point loss...Registered 20 points on 4-of-8 shooting from three-point range in MSU’s 80-73 win over UTEP (Dec. 4); also converted all six of her free throw attempts and pulled down six rebounds in the win...Scored 11 points, handed out five assists and recorded a team-high three steals in MSU’s 15-point win over Tulsa (Dec. 8)...Posted her fourth double-digit scoring effort in five games with a 15-point performance in MSU’s 76-70 win over Murray State (Dec. 16), hitting two critical three-pointers down the stretch to help seal the victory...Led the Lady Bears with 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting vs. Oral Roberts (Dec. 19) to

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Roberson averaged 7.6 points per game as a junior and connected on a team-high 57 three-point attempts in 33 games...Her 1.7 three-point field goals per contest ranked ninth in the MVC...Was 19-of-20 (.950) from the foul line and 9-of-21 (.429) from beyond the arc in the final five minutes of regulation...Scored a team-high 12 points by going 4-of-11 from beyond the arc against Oral Roberts (Nov. 30)...Totaled 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting from long range in her first start of the season in MSU’s Valley opener vs. Southern Illinois (Dec. 31)...Posted double-digit scoring totals in five of six games, Dec. 31-Jan. 16...Led MSU with 18 points and matched a season high with four steals in a 76-61 win over Illinois State (Jan. 11); hit on 4-of-9 longrange attempts to move up to fifth on the Lady Bears’ career three-point field goal list...Shared team high-scoring honors Feb. 25 vs. Drake, finishing with a season-high 25 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point range to move up to 23rd on MSU’s career scoring list; also registered four steals to match her best total of the season...Scored in double figures in three straight games, Feb. 25-March 3... Knocked down three key treys and scored 14 points to go along with three assists in MSU’s semifinal-round win over Indiana State (March 12) at the MVC Championship.

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Already one of the top five three-point shooters in school history, Jaleshia Roberson will once again play a leading role in the Lady Bears’ offensive attack in her final year at Missouri State. The Kansas City native should become the 21st Lady Bear to top the 1,000 career-point mark while once again stretching Valley defenses with her long-range shooting ability.

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Points

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Total Rebounds

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Assists

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Steals

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Field Goals

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cap a week that saw her connect on 11-of 18 (.611) three-point attempts en route to earning MVC Player of the Week recognition (Dec. 21); her eight threes vs. ORU matched three other Lady Bears for the third-best single-game total in school history... Recorded her fourth straight double-digit scoring contest Dec. 22 at SIUE, totaling 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting in the 76-60 MSU victory...Went 7-of-7 from the free throw line and 3-of-8 from three-point range en route to an 18-point day in MSU’s 90-80 win over UNI (Jan. 2)...Notched a career scoring high with a 36-point effort at Drake (Jan. 7); nailed 7-of-14 three-point attempts and went a career-best 9-of-10 at the foul line to become the first Lady Bear to register multiple 30+ point games in the same season since Tahnee Balerio in 2006-07...Scored 16 points, going 3-of-6 from three-point range and 7-of-7 at the foul line in MSU’s win at Creighton (Jan. 9); named MVC Player of the Week for the second time after averaging 26.0 ppg., for the week of Jan. 4-10...Scored 10 points and matched a season high with six rebounds in MSU’s 69-65 win over Indiana State (Jan. 16)...Scored 11 points and led MSU with three assists in its 81-72 loss to Illinois State (Jan. 18)...Went 5-of-9 from three-point range and turned in a team-high 23 points in a career-best 43 minutes in the Lady Bears’ 92-85 overtime loss to Wichita State (Jan. 23)...Posted a career-high nine assists to go along with 11 points and a team-high six rebounds in MSU’s 86-57 win at Evansville (Jan. 30)...Went 4-of-5 from three-point range to total a game-high 19 points in MSU’s 70-64 win over Creighton (Feb. 5)...Hit four more threes to help lead the Lady Bears’ comeback from an 18-point deficit to beat Drake (Feb. 7); earned her third MVC Player of the Week award (Feb. 8) after averaging 19.5 points in MSU’s wins over Creighton and Drake... Went 5-of-8 from three-point range in MSU’s loss at Illinois State (Feb. 14) to lead the Lady Bears with 20 points and move

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Jan. 7, 2010

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vs. two teams

last Feb. 28, 2010

at Evansville

Jan. 30, 2010

vs. Oral Roberts

March 19, 2010

vs. two teams

last Feb. 27, 2009

at Oral Roberts

Dec. 19, 2009

at Drake

Jan. 7, 2010

at Drake

Jan. 7, 2010

at Drake

Jan. 7, 2010

at Oral Roberts

Dec. 19, 2009

vs. Wichita State

Jan. 23, 2010

at Drake

Jan. 7, 2010

Roberson’s Career Totals Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

 G-GS 29-13 33-33 33-10 95-56

Min 690 1076 735 2501

FG-A Pct  73-222 .329 143-342 .415  80-242 .331 295-806 .366

3FG-A Pct 31-124 .250 91-229 .397 57-186 .306 179-539 .332

FT-A Pct  66-93 .710 92-111 .829  35-44 .795 193-248 .778

OR-DR 23-49 25-64 10-45 58-158

Reb 72 89 55 216

Avg 2.5 2.7 1.7 2.3

PF-D 88-0 78-3 51-0 217-3

A 67 98 36 201

TO 63 78 48 189

BS ST 13 42 8 52 3 32 24 126

Pts Avg 243 8.4 467 14.2 252 7.6 962 10.1

Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

 G-GS 18-9 18-18 18-10 54-37

Min 496 632 453 1581

FG-A Pct 48-158 .304 81-192 .422 52-152 .342 181-502 .361

3FG-A Pct 21-85 .247 53-123 .431 37-116 .319 111-324 .343

FT-A Pct 49-67 .731 68-80 .850 25-33 .758 142-180 .789

OR-DR 17-37 9-39 9-25 35-101

Reb 54 48 34 136

Avg 3.0 2.7 1.9 2.5

  PF-D 58-0 41-1 31-0 130-1

A 50 54 16 120

TO 44 48 24 116

BS 9 3 2 14

Pts Avg 166 9.2 283 15.7 166 9.2 615 11.4

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  PF-D 8-0 2-0 10-0

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TO 8 4 12

BS 1 0 1

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FG-A Pct 8-33 .242 2-6 .333 10-39 .256

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Roberson’s Career Postseason Totals

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FT-A

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Year G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct 2008-09 2009-10 1-1 36  7-14 .500  5-9 .556 2010-11 3-0 61  7-18 .389  5-16 .313 TOTAL  4-1 97 14-32 .438 10-25 .400

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Roberson made 13 starts and was Missouri State’s secondleading scorer and assister (2.3 apg.) while connecting on a team-best 31 tries from beyond the three-point arc...Named to the MVC’s All-Freshman Team...Scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the floor to lead all MSU scorers in the Lady Bears’ 67-64 loss at SEMO (Nov. 14); she became the first Lady Bear freshman to lead the team in scoring in her first game since Sarah Klaassen scored 23 points against Tulsa in her debut (Nov. 15, 2002)...In her first collegiate start, scored 16 points and recorded three rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots in MSU’s 61-52 win over Arkansas State (Nov. 23)...Came off the bench to hit a pair of critical three-pointers to help the Lady Bears pull out a come-from-behind 53-49 victory over UALR (Dec. 14) to stop a five-game losing streak...Led MSU with 13 points off the bench in an 82-63 victory over Stephen F. Austin (Dec. 19); also tallied four rebounds and four assists...Recorded her second straight double-digit scoring game with a 10-point effort vs. Chattanooga (Dec. 20) to help the Lady Bears close the non-conference season with their third straight win...Scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out four assists in a 24-point win over Indiana State (Jan. 17)...Recorded her third straight double-digit scoring effort with a 13-point day against Wichita State (Jan. 24)...Turned in one Career Miscellaneous of her best all-around performances of the season Category Games in a 76-63 win at Evansville (Jan. 29), finishing with Leading MSU in scoring 18 19 points, seven boards and four steals...Bested her Leading MSU in assists 20 career scoring high for the second straight game Leading MSU in steals 21 with a 26-point effort at Southern Illinois (Jan. 31), Leading MSU in rebounding 3 totaling 22 points in the second half...Named State 20+ points 12 Farm MVC Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 2 after 30+ points 2 averaging 22.5 points per game against Evansville Games played 95 and Southern Illinois...Registered six assists and Games started 56 a game-high three steals vs. Creighton (Feb. 6)... Double-figure points 45 Recorded eight assists in the Lady Bears’ 53-40 3+ 3FG 29 win at Indiana State (Feb. 14)...Led MSU with six 3+ assists 32 assists to go along with 10 points vs. Wichita State 3+ steals 16 (Feb. 21)...Turned in her 11th double-figure scoring 5+ rebounds 11 effort vs. Southern Illinois (March 1), totaling 12 30+ minutes played 38 points to go along with a team-high three assists in a 69-57 MSU win.

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up to No. 7 on MSU’s single-season three-point field goals list... Handed out seven assists and totaled three steals and 24 points on 4-of 6 shooting from three-point range in MSU’s 83-72 win over SIU (Feb. 26)...Had eight assists and matched a career high with seven rebounds in MSU’s win over Evansville (Feb. 28)... Turned in back-to-back 20-point games vs. Bradley (March 6) and Wichita State (March 12), shooting a combined 11-of-19 (.579) from three-point range in the two MSU losses…Led the Lady Bears with 14 points in their season-ending 65-53 loss to Illinois (March 25) in the third round of the WNIT.


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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT GEORGETOWN x 16 1-5 1-5 0-0 0-1-1 3 3 1 1 0 3 SAINT LOUIS x 26 2-7 1-6 1-2 0-2-2 1 1 3 0 1 6 SEMO x 22 1-7 0-5 2-2 1-2-3 1 3 1 0 2 4 at Arkansas St. x 30 1-6 1-5 0-0 0-1-1 2 4 3 0 2 3 at E. Michigan x 22 6-9 4-5 0-0 2-4-6 5 3 3 0 3 16 vs. UTEP x 34 5-9 4-8 6-6 2-4-6 2 1 1 0 0 20 at Kansas St. x 30 3-9 2-6 1-3 1-3-4 5 2 1 0 2 9 TULSA x 31 3-10 3-8 2-3 1-1-2 2 5 3 1 3 11 MURRAY ST. x 32 6-12 3-6 0-0 1-2-3 3 3 3 1 0 15 at Oral Roberts x 36 12-19 8-12 0-0 2-1-3 2 5 1 1 2 32 at SIUE x 28 6-10 3-6 5-5 1-0-1 2 2 2 0 2 20 BRADLEY x 38 3-13 2-8 1-3 0-0-0 2 1 1 1 2 9 UNI x 39 4-13 3-8 7-7 1-4-5 0 1 1 0 0 18 at Drake x 39 10-21 7-14 9-10 1-1-2 4 3 3 1 1 36 at Creighton x 38 3-8 3-6 7-7 0-2-2 3 3 3 0 2 16 INDIANA ST. x 35 2-9 1-6 5-8 0-6-6 2 2 3 0 1 10 ILLINOIS ST. x 35 2-6 0-2 7-8 0-1-1 2 3 4 0 1 11 WICHITA ST. x 43 8-16 5-9 2-4 0-2-2 3 2 1 0 0 23 at So. Illinois x 29 2-10 2-8 2-4 0-2-2 4 4 2 0 3 8 at Evansville x 29 4-8 1-4 2-2 2-4-6 3 9 5 0 2 11 CREIGHTON x 37 5-8 4-5 5-5 0-2-2 0 2 2 0 2 19 DRAKE x 36 6-10 4-8 4-4 1-2-3 3 3 2 0 2 20 at Indiana St. x 24 3-7 2-5 4-4 0-3-3 4 0 2 0 0 12 at Illinois St. x 39 6-12 5-8 3-4 1-0-1 1 2 2 0 3 20 at Wichita St. x 36 2-5 2-5 0-0 0-1-1 1 1 5 0 1 6 SO. ILLINOIS x 33 8-13 4-6 4-4 0-2-2 1 7 2 0 3 24 EVANSVILLE x 34 1-10 0-6 0-0 3-4-7 1 8 2 1 1 2 at UNI x 33 5-10 2-5 6-6 0-2-2 5 0 5 0 2 18 at Bradley x 35 7-13 6-10 0-0 0-1-1 2 3 3 0 2 20 vs. Wichita St. x 36 7-14 5-9 1-4 1-2-3 1 4 0 0 0 20 ORAL ROBERTS x 35 1-15 0-12 2-2 2-0-2 2 4 5 1 5 4 SAMFORD x 27 2-5 1-4 2-2 1-2-3 3 2 1 0 1 7 ILLINOIS x 39 5-13 2-9 2-2 1-0-1 3 2 2 0 1 14

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Background The Kansas City Star’s Metro Player of the Year in 2007-08, Roberson capped a standout prep career by averaging 19 points, six assists and three steals per game in leading Hickman Mills to a 29-2 overall mark and the school’s first state semifinal appearance since 1986...Was a first-team all-state selection and the Suburban Small Six Conference MVP, as well as Metro Sports’ Player of the Year and a DiRenna Award finalist as a senior for head coach Steve Cassity’s Cougars, who finished fourth in the Class 5 state tourney...A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter, she totaled 1,568 points in helping the Cougars compile a 101-11 record during her high school career...Helped Hickman Mills capture conference titles in each of her four years and district crowns twice, as the Cougars advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2007.

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT at SEMO 23 5-11 1-6 2-3 1-0-1 2 2 2 0 1 13 at Tulsa 22 3-13 0-6 0-0 2-0-2 4 1 2 0 4 6 ARKANSAS ST. x 31 4-9 2-6 6-8 0-3-3 4 3 4 2 3 16 ORAL ROBERTS x 26 3-7 1-5 0-2 1-1-2 4 1 2 1 1 7 at Saint Louis x 16 0-4 0-2 1-2 0-2-2 4 0 1 1 0 1 at Green Bay x 9 1-4 1-4 0-0 1-0-1 1 0 1 0 1 3 W. KENTUCKY 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 DE PAUL 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 UALR 16 3-5 2-3 0-0 0-1-1 2 1 2 0 0 8 vs. SFA 26 4-8 1-4 4-4 1-3-4 3 4 1 0 3 13 vs. Chattanooga 21 2-3 2-3 4-7 0-2-2 4 4 2 0 1 10 UNI 17 1-3 0-1 0-0 1-2-3 2 0 3 0 2 2 BRADLEY 21 2-7 0-3 1-2 0-0-0 4 0 1 1 1 5 at Creighton 30 3-9 1-4 2-4 0-2-2 1 3 2 0 3 9 at Drake 32 1-6 0-2 2-2 2-2-4 4 1 2 0 0 4 INDIANA ST. 31 4-8 2-6 1-4 2-3-5 3 4 2 0 1 11 ILLINOIS ST. 27 3-8 0-3 6-9 1-1-2 4 1 1 1 3 12 at Wichita St. 30 3-12 3-9 4-6 3-1-4 3 3 4 0 1 13 at Evansville 31 6-12 1-5 6-9 1-6-7 3 3 3 1 4 19 at So. Illinois 30 8-15 3-7 7-8 0-2-2 3 2 3 0 2 26 CREIGHTON x 25 2-15 1-7 4-4 1-1-2 4 6 4 1 3 9 DRAKE x 26 2-11 2-7 2-2 0-3-3 4 0 3 0 0 8 at Illinois St. x 25 0-5 0-2 4-4 1-3-4 3 4 3 0 2 4 at Indiana St. x 30 2-8 1-6 0-0 1-2-3 4 8 1 1 1 5 WICHITA ST. x 32 4-10 2-7 0-0 1-1-2 4 6 5 1 2 10 EVANSVILLE x 23 0-9 0-4 2-2 1-2-3 4 3 0 2 2 2 SO. ILLINOIS x 35 3-8 2-3 4-7 0-1-1 3 3 1 0 1 12 at Bradley x 28 2-6 1-3 2-2 1-2-3 2 2 6 1 0 7 at UNI x 23 2-6 2-6 2-2 1-3-4 3 1 0 0 0 8 vs. Wichita St. ---DNP---

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Jaleshia Louise Roberson is the daughter of Andre and Julia Roberson...Born in Kansas City, Mo...Has five sisters, Andrea, Erica, Amanda, Shanta and Jameeha, and one brother, Deandre...Has one son, Ja’Dyn...Will turn 22 in January.

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT Lamar 5 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 DePaul ---DNP--- at Toledo ---DNP--- LOUISIANA TECH 10 0-4 0-3 2-2 0-0-0 0 1 1 0 1 2 Oral Roberts 27 4-14 4-11 0-0 0-1-1 2 2 3 0 0 12 E. Michigan 21 4-10 4-8 0-0 0-1-1 2 0 3 0 1 12 Arkansas St. 22 2-7 0-4 0-0 0-3-3 3 4 0 0 0 6 SIUE 20 2-6 1-4 0-0 0-2-2 1 3 0 0 2 5 at Saint Louis 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 1 0 0 at Coppin St. 30 4-10 3-8 0-0 0-0-0 3 3 2 0 1 11 at No. 20 Georgetown 13 2-9 0-5 0-0 1-0-1 0 0 2 0 2 4 at Morgan St. 19 1-4 1-3 0-0 0-3-3 1 0 2 0 2 3 So. Illinois x 27 4-11 4-8 3-4 2-3-5 1 1 0 0 2 15 Evansville x 29 4-12 2-9 0-0 0-2-2 0 1 2 0 0 10 at UNI x 33 3-10 2-6 0-0 2-2-4 4 2 3 0 1 8 at Bradley x 26 4-12 4-11 0-0 0-3-3 1 0 2 0 0 12 Illinois St. x 30 6-12 4-9 2-2 0-1-1 2 2 3 1 4 18 Indiana St. x 29 3-11 3-9 4-5 0-1-1 2 1 0 1 0 13 Wichita St. x 26 0-7 0-6 0-0 0-2-2 2 1 3 0 2 0 at Creighton x 16 0-1 0-1 2-3 0-1-1 2 1 2 0 0 2 at Drake x 21 1-5 0-3 0-0 0-0-0 1 1 0 0 2 2 Bradley x 21 3-14 3-12 0-0 1-1-2 0 1 1 0 1 9 UNI 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 at Indiana St. 24 2-5 0-3 2-2 1-0-1 3 1 0 0 1 6 at Illinois St. 20 2-6 1-4 0-1 0-1-1 2 0 1 0 0 5 at Wichita St. 31 3-12 2-10 0-1 1-0-1 2 0 2 0 1 8 Drake 28 7-12 5-9 6-6 0-4-4 1 2 1 0 4 25 Creighton 25 4-7 2-3 1-3 0-0-0 3 0 1 0 0 11 at Evansville 25 5-9 4-8 0-0 0-1-1 2 1 2 0 1 14 at So. Illinois 29 1-6 1-5 5-6 2-3-5 2 1 1 0 0 8 vs. Drake 23 3-9 2-8 0-0 0-2-2 1 1 3 0 3 8 vs. Indiana State 25 4-7 3-6 3-3 0-1-1 2 3 0 0 0 14 vs. UNI 13 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0-0 2 0 3 0 0 0 Rice 17 1-2 1-2 3-4 0-5-5 0 0 3 0 1 6 Arkansas 27 1-4 1-4 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 1 1 0

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Soldner is one of seven Lady Bear letterwinners from the state of Texas in the 42-year history of the program Finished third on the squad in assist-turn- over ratio each of the last two seasons Needs to appear in eight contests to crack the 100-game mark for her MSU career Enters her senior year just two rebounds shy of the 200 mark for her MSU career

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Soldner was one of the Lady Bears’ most-improved players as a sophomore, providing key contributions off the bench in several MSU victories...Saw court time in 32 of the team’s 33 contests, averaging 2.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game...Ranked fifth on the squad with 32 total assists, despite averaging just 11.9 minutes per contest...Went 3-for-4 from the foul line in 22 minutes against Georgetown (Nov. 14), totaling five points and five rebounds in the 79-55 loss...Posted her second straight strong game in MSU’s 75-59 win over SLU (Nov. 18), scoring four points to go along with three rebounds and three assists...Hauled in six rebounds in MSU’s 72-46 win over SEMO (Nov. 21)...Knocked down a career-high four free throws in MSU’s win at Arkansas State (Nov. 27)...Played a career-high 23 minutes in MSU’s win over UTEP (Dec. 4), scoring five points while recording four rebounds and three assists in the 80-73 victory...Turned in another solid effort vs. Murray State (Dec. 16), totaling six points, six boards and a career-best four assists in the six-point Lady Bear win...Grabbed six rebounds and handed out three assists in just 15 minutes of playing time off the MSU bench in a 99-81 win at Oral Roberts (Dec. 19)... Hauled in a season-high seven rebounds in 16 minutes at Southern Illinois to help the Lady Bears end a two-game losing streak with a 69-68 victory...Matched a career-high with seven points in MSU’s 86-57 win at Evansville (Jan. 30)...Scored four points and handed out three assists at Wichita State (Feb. 20).

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Soldner saw action in a career-high 33 games, including her first career start, averaging 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per outing as a junior...Connected on 58.3 percent (14-of-24) of her attempts from the floor in MVC play...Shot .571 (8-of-14) from the floor on the road... Pulled down three rebounds in MSU’s 83-60 seasonopening win over Lamar (Nov. 12)...Grabbed a careerhigh 13 rebounds off the MSU bench vs. Louisiana Tech (Nov. 27); also blocked two shots to establish another personal high...Matched a career high with four assists vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 30)...Made her first collegiate start at Coppin State (Dec. 17), finishing with 3 points in 19 minutes...Averaged 6.3 points, 3.7 boards and 15.0 minutes per contest while shooting .750 from the floor over a three-game stretch, Feb. 6-12...Went 5-of-7 from the floor to post a career-high 10 points at Indiana State (Feb. 10).

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A tenacious rebounder and defender, Regan Soldner will help anchor a deep Lady Bear front line in 2011-12. One of five Lady Bears closing in on the 100-game milestone, the Southlake, Texas, native will once again play a key leadership role in her final season at MSU.

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Regan Andrea Soldner is the daughter of Steven and Julie Soldner...Born in Columbus, Ind...Has one sister, Stephanie, and one brother, Austin...Father played basketball at Kansas State, and brother played collegiately at Claremont McKenna (Calif.)...Will turn 22 in March.

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Soldner was a four-time all-district performer for Southlake (Texas) Carroll Senior High, leading the Lady Dragons to a state playoff appearance as a senior...Contributed 12.7 ppg. and 7.6 rpg. and earned her fourth straight academic all-district nod...Connected on 34 percent of her three-point attempts while averaging 15 points and seven rebounds as a junior...Averaged a double-double (10 points/11 rebounds) as a sophomore...Named to the texasgirlsbasketball.com Class of 2008 Dream Team.

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Soldner saw action in 28 games as a freshman, posting averages of 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest... Grabbed a pair of rebounds in her MSU debut, a 67-64 loss at SEMO (Nov. 14), and scored her first collegiate points at Tulsa (Nov. 19)...Corralled five rebounds and recorded her first assist in MSU’s win over Arkansas State (Nov. 23)... Played 13 minutes against Oral Roberts (Nov. 26), scoring two points and notching the first steal of her MSU career... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds and handed out an assist in 11 minutes of playing time in MSU’s 53-49 win over UALR (Dec. 14)...Played a career-best 14 minutes vs. Bradley (Jan. 4)...Turned in a career-high seven points to go along with six rebounds in MSU’s 70-59 loss at Illinois State (Feb. 12).

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Soldner’s Career Totals Year  G-GS 2008-09 28-0 2009-10 32-0 2010-11 33-1 TOTAL 93-1

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FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct 18-41 .439 0-1 .000 19-60 .317 0-4 .000 19-45 .422 0-1 .000 56-146 .384 0-6 .000

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FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR Reb 11-22 .500 0-0 .000 5-13 .385 12-19 31 10-38 .263 0-3 .000 10-17 .588 17-20 37 14-24 .583 0-0 .000 5-10 .500 6-14 20 35-84 .417 0-3 .000 20-40 .500 35-53 88

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FT-A Pct OR-DR 8-19 .421 21-35 28-45 .622 31-53 11-19 .579 20-38 47-83 .566 72-126

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Avg PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg 2.0 49-0 8 18 3 1 44 1.6 2.6 50-1 32 22 1 9 66 2.1 1.8 37-0 20 19 3 5 49 1.5 2.1 136-1 60 59 7 15 159 1.7 Avg   PF-D A TO BS ST 1.8 29-0 5 5 2 0 2.2 26-0 12 9 0 6 1.2 22-0 7 8 0 2 1.7 77-0 24 22 2 8

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT Lamar 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 1 1 0 0 0 0 De Paul 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2-2 1 0 0 0 0 0 at Toledo 19 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1-1 3 1 2 0 0 0 LOUISIANA TECH 20 2-5 0-0 2-3 5-8-13 1 1 1 2 1 6 Oral Roberts 20 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-4-4 3 4 0 1 0 2 E. Michigan 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 1 2 1 0 0 0 Arkansas St. 9 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 SIUE 12 0-1 0-0 1-2 2-4-6 0 2 0 0 0 1 at Saint Louis 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0-2 1 1 0 0 0 0 at Coppin St. * 19 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-1-1 2 1 3 0 1 3 at No. 20 Georgetown 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 at Morgan St. 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 So. Illinois 5 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 1 0 0 0 2 Evansville 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 at UNI 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Bradley 7 1-1 0-0 2-2 0-0-0 1 0 1 0 0 4 Illinois St. 4 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-0-1 2 0 0 0 0 2 Indiana St. ---DNP--- Wichita St. 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 at Creighton 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 at Drake 9 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0-0 1 2 0 0 0 0 Bradley 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNI 14 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-3-4 1 1 0 0 0 6 at Indiana St. 13 5-7 0-0 0-1 1-2-3 4 1 0 0 1 10 at Illinois St. 18 1-1 0-0 1-2 1-3-4 2 0 0 0 0 3 at Wichita St. 8 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 Drake 9 1-3 0-0 0-0 2-0-2 2 0 1 0 0 2 Creighton 8 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 2 0 0 0 0 2 at Evansville 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3-3 2 0 1 0 0 0 at So. Illinois 9 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-1-1 1 1 1 0 0 2 vs. Drake 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 vs. Indiana State 2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 2 0 0 0 0 2 vs. UNI 7 0-2 0-0 2-2 3-0-3 0 0 0 0 0 2 Rice 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Arkansas ---DNP---

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT GEORGETOWN 22 1-2 0-0 3-4 2-3-5 2 2 1 0 1 5 SAINT LOUIS 18 1-1 0-0 2-4 1-2-3 3 3 0 0 1 4 SEMO 16 0-0 0-0 2-2 4-2-6 0 1 2 1 0 2 at Arkansas St. 18 0-1 0-0 4-4 1-3-4 1 0 1 0 1 4 at E. Michigan 12 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 5 1 0 0 0 2 vs. UTEP 23 1-6 0-1 3-6 1-3-4 2 3 3 0 0 5 at Kansas St. 17 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-2-3 3 1 0 0 0 0 TULSA 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 MURRAY ST. 17 2-2 0-0 2-3 3-3-6 2 4 3 0 0 6 at Oral Roberts 15 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-6-6 3 3 1 0 0 2 at SIUE 14 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-4-4 1 1 1 0 0 4 BRADLEY 10 0-1 0-0 1-2 1-1-2 1 0 1 0 1 1 UNI ---DNP--- at Drake 10 0-1 0-0 2-2 1-1-2 3 1 1 0 1 2 at Creighton 11 1-2 0-1 1-2 2-2-4 4 2 1 0 0 3 INDIANA ST. 14 0-1 0-0 1-2 2-2-4 2 0 1 0 0 1 ILLINOIS ST. 15 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 3 0 0 0 0 2 WICHITA ST. 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at So. Illinois 16 1-4 0-0 2-4 4-3-7 2 0 2 0 1 4 at Evansville 20 3-7 0-0 1-2 1-2-3 1 1 1 0 1 7 CREIGHTON 18 2-4 0-0 0-1 2-2-4 3 0 2 0 1 4 DRAKE 13 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-0-1 3 1 0 0 1 0 at Indiana St. 10 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-3-3 0 1 0 0 0 0 at Illinois St. 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 1 2 0 0 0 2 at Wichita St. 17 1-6 0-0 2-2 0-0-0 2 3 0 0 0 4 SO. ILLINOIS 7 0-4 0-0 0-0 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 EVANSVILLE 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at UNI 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 at Bradley 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 1 0 0 0 0 vs. Wichita St. 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 2 0 1 0 0 0 ORAL ROBERTS 6 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 1 SAMFORD 6 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-2-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 ILLINOIS 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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▪ Posted back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts to close the season, averaging 13.5 points vs. Rice and Arkansas in the Post season WNIT last year ▪ Finished strong on the boards as well, pulling down seven or more rebounds in three of MSU’s final four out ings of 2010-11 ▪ Averaged 5.0 points per game in MSU’s 11 non-conference games in 2009-10 ▪ Connected on 42.6 percent (20-of-47) of her field goal attempts during the non-confer- ence season as a freshman

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▪ MVC Newcomer of the Week (Dec. 14, 2009)

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Edie posted averages of 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in an injury-shortened freshman campaign...Scored four points in 12 minutes of playing time in her Lady Bear debut, a 79-55 loss to Georgetown (Nov. 14)...Posted a career-best 20-point effort to lead all MSU scorers in an 88-73 win over Tulsa (Dec. 8); registered career highs for points, rebounds (6), field goals made (6), free throws made (5), three-pointers (3) and minutes played (25) vs. TU en route to earning MVC Newcomer of the Week honors (Dec. 14)...Missed one game after sustaining a fractured third metatarsal in her left foot on Dec. 22...Matched a career high by pulling down six rebounds vs. Illinois State (Jan. 18)...Scored nine points in just 16 minutes of playing time in MSU’s loss to Wichita State (Jan. 23)...Led MSU with three steals and a career-best two assists at Indiana State (Feb. 12)...Missed the last nine games of the season after fracturing her right wrist on Feb. 21.

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Edie saw action in 33 games as a sophomore, contributing 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per outing...Blocked a careerhigh three shots in just eight minutes of playing time vs. Lamar (Nov. 12)...Totaled seven points, five boards and two blocks vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 30)...Scored five points in a season-high 17 minutes off the MSU bench at Coppin State (Dec. 17)...Pulled down a career-high eight boards and matched another personal best with two assists at Morgan State (Dec. 21)...Scored eight points grabbed six rebounds in just eight minutes of playing time vs. SIU (Dec. 31)...Shared team-high assist (two) honors at UNI (Jan. 6)...Hit 5-of-8 field goal tries to total a season-high 12 points at Drake (Jan. 29)...Pulled down seven rebounds in a 63-50 win at Indiana State (Feb. 10)...Scored eight points on 4-of-7 shooting and matched a season high with two steals at Evansville (March 3)...Tallied five points and handed out a career-high three assists to go along with a pair of steals in MSU’s quarterfinal win over Drake (March 11) at the MVC Tournament...Led MSU in steals in each of the team’s final three games, March 13-20...Turned in a strong WNIT, averaging 13.5 points, 7.5 boards and 2.0 steals, while shooting .526 from the floor in MSU’s two games...Totaled 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting in the Lady Bears’ WNIT opener vs. Rice (March 17)...Saved her best game of the season for last, turning in season highs of 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a one-point loss to Arkansas (March 20) in the Lady Bears’ 65-64 second-round WNIT loss.

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Whitney Edie will look to build on a solid sophomore campaign, once again giving the Lady Bears with a consistent presence on the interior while stretching defenses with her scoring abilities. The Exeter, Mo., product can shoot from long range and handle the basketball with effectiveness and will add some much-needed size to the MSU lineup.

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Whitney Michelle Edie is the daughter of Rick and Donna Edie...Born in Neosho, Mo...Has two brothers, Katlin and Nicholas...Turned 19 over the summer...Plans to pursue a career in coaching.

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The 6-1 guard totaled 2,792 points for Exeter High to finish her high school career as the No. 9 scorer in Missouri girls high school basketball history...Guided Exeter to a 93-19 record and was a four-time Ozark 7 Conference Player of the Year, all-district and all-state performer during her prep career...Led the Lady Tigers to a 30-1 record and the Missouri Class 1 title as a senior in 2008-09, averaging 26.0 points and 12.8 rebounds...Tabbed Class 1 all-state by the AP for the fourth straight year and picked up first-team MBCA all-state honors for the second year in a row...Was the leading vote-getter for the Springfield News-Leader’s All-Ozarks squad and earned her fourth all-area selection from the Joplin Globe in 2008-09...Scored a game-high 25 points to go along with seven boards, six steals and three blocks in Exeter’s 56-31 victory over Marion County in the state championship game...Averaged over 26 points and 12 boards per outing in helping Exeter to its first-ever district title as a junior in 2007-08...Scored in double digits in all but one game of her high school career, topping the 20-point mark in 108 of 112 contests...Competed in softball and volleyball at Exeter as well, earning all-district honors in the latter.

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Edie’s Career Totals Year 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

 G-GS 23-0 33-0 56-0

Min 231 308 539

FG-A Pct 31-80 .388 41-112 .366 72-192 .375

3FG-A Pct 6-21 .286 4-20 .200 10-41 .244

FT-A Pct 14-30 .467 22-44 .500 36-74 .486

OR-DR 15-34 35-66 50-100

Reb 49 101 150

Avg 2.1 3.1 2.7

PF-D 30-0 42-0 72-0

A 7 18 25

TO 17 34 51

BS 4 16 20

ST 11 14 25

Pts Avg 82 3.6 108 3.3 190 3.4

FG-A Pct 11-33 .333 20-61 .328 31-94 .330 61-139 .429

3FG-A Pct 1-10 .100 2-11 .182 3-21 .143 0-1 .000

FT-A Pct 4-7 .571 9-16 .563 13-23 .565 32-40 .800

OR-DR  6-20 17-31 23-51 43-80

Reb 26 48 74 123

Avg 2.2 2.7 2.5 3.4

  PF-D 13-0 25-0 38-0 84-2

A 4 9 13 18

TO 8 13 21 47

BS 1 10 11 3

ST 7 5 12 20

Pts Avg 27 2.3 51 2.8 78 2.6 154

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 G-GS 12-0 18-0 30-0 36-9

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS ST PT GEORGETOWN 12 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 4 SAINT LOUIS 16 1-4 0-1 0-2 2-0-2 3 1 1 1 1 2 SEMO 20 3-5 1-2 0-4 0-3-3 1 0 0 0 0 7 at Arkansas St. 11 2-6 0-0 1-1 0-1-1 1 0 1 0 0 5 at E. Michigan 4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 vs. UTEP 20 1-3 1-2 1-2 0-2-2 3 0 1 0 0 4 at Kansas St. 3 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 TULSA 25 6-11 3-4 5-7 5-1-6 3 1 1 1 1 20 MURRAY ST. 15 2-4 0-0 1-3 1-4-5 3 0 2 1 1 5 at Oral Roberts 18 4-7 0-1 0-2 1-2-3 2 1 1 0 1 8 at SIUE 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BRADLEY ---DNP--- UNI 10 2-3 0-1 0-0 2-0-2 3 0 0 0 1 4 at Drake 5 0-4 0-0 1-2 0-1-1 1 0 1 0 1 1 at Creighton 4 0-3 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 2 0 1 1 0 0 INDIANA ST. 4 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1-1 2 0 0 0 0 0 ILLINOIS ST. 10 2-6 1-4 2-3 2-4-6 1 0 0 0 0 7 WICHITA ST. 16 4-7 0-1 1-2 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 9 at So. Illinois 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 0 1 0 1 0 at Evansville 10 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-5-5 3 0 3 0 1 4 CREIGHTON 6 1-3 0-2 0-0 0-1-1 0 1 0 0 0 2 DRAKE 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 at Indiana St. 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-4-4 0 2 1 0 3 0 at Illinois St. 6 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 at Wichita St. ---DNP--- SO. ILLINOIS ---DNP--- EVANSVILLE ---DNP--- at UNI ---DNP--- at Bradley ---DNP--- vs. Wichita St. ---DNP--- ORAL ROBERTS ---DNP--- SAMFORD ---DNP--- ILLINOIS ---DNP---

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Shorter’s 8.2 rebound- per-game average last year rated as the third- best figure for a Lady Bear since the turn of the century Ranks fourth all-time at MSU in double- doubles (17) Led the MVC in offensive rebounding as a sophomore and ranked among the top 10 individuals in blocks and total rebounds for the second straight season

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▪ Second Team All-MVC (2010) ▪ Honorable Mention All-MVC (2010) ▪ MVC Freshman of the Year (2010) ▪ MVC All-Freshman Team (2010) ▪ MVC Player of the Week (Jan. 24, 2011) ▪ MVC Newcomer of the Week (four times) ▪ Prairie Farms MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Jan. 27, 2011)

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Tulsa, Okla. Booker T. Washington H.S.

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Shorter posted one of the best all-around freshman campaigns in school history to become the second straight Lady Bear to claim the MVC’s top rookie honor...Earned Honorable Mention All-MVC recognition after averaging 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds to rank fifth and third on the Missouri State freshman scoring and rebounding charts, respectively...Blocked 37 shots as a rookie, second only to Breton Wyett’s 43 rejections on the Lady Bears’ freshman list...Ranked sixth in rebounding (7.6) and seventh in scoring (13.5) in MVC play...Scored in double figures in 13 of 18 MVC contests and in 13 of MSU’s final 15 games of the season... Also registered six double-digit rebound totals in conference play...Ranked third overall in the Valley in offensive rebounding (2.9), sixth in blocks (1.1) and tenth in rebounding...Named MVC Newcomer of the Week four times...Turned in a strong debut, going 4-of-7 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the foul line to total 12 points to go along with four steals and three rebounds

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Shorter ranked second in the MVC in rebounding (8.2) and 12th in scoring (12.4) while starting each of the 34 games in which she appeared for the Lady Bears...Earned second-team All-MVC honors after leading the league in offensive rebounding (3.3) and rating fourth in field goal percentage (.488)...Her 279 total boards rank as the sixth-highest total in school history, and helped MSU shatter the MVC single-season record for team rebounds with 1,513...Ranked eighth in the MVC in scoring (13.5) in conference play...Her 30 blocks placed 10th on the Lady Bears’ single-season list and played a major part in a team-record total of 192 rejections...Led MSU in rebounding 17 times and posted nine double-doubles on the year to move into fourth-place on the Lady Bear career chart...Notched 25 double-figure scoring games and 10 double-digit rebound totals...Grabbed seven rebounds in MSU’s season-opening win vs. Lamar (Nov. 12)...Posted her first double-double of the season with a 15-point/15-board effort vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 3)...Notched her second double against SLU (Dec. 12), finishing with 19 points, a career-best nine field goals and 12 rebounds to go along with three blocks...Logged her third double-double of the season with a 16-point, 10-board effort at Morgan State (Dec. 21)...Scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half at Bradley (Jan. 8)...Matched a career high with four assists against Illinois State (Jan. 11) to complement a 12-point, 8-rebound night that helped snap an eight-game skid vs. the Redbirds...Turned in the first of two 21-point, 14-rebound performances on the season Jan. 2 vs. Evansville; posted a matching effort vs. Wichita State (Jan. 21) to earn her first Valley Player of the Week honor...Totaled 19 points with an efficient 8-of-11 shooting day at Drake (Jan. 29)...Posted eight consecutive doublefigure scoring performances, Feb. 12-March 12, averaging 13.9 points and 8.9 boards over the same stretch...Recorded her ninth double-double of the year with a 15-point, 11-rebound night at Evansville (March 3)...Paced the MSU offense with 15 points in the Lady Bears’ second-round WNIT loss to Arkansas (March 20).

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After bursting onto the scene with a dominant freshman season, Christiana Shorter established herself as one of the Missouri Valley Conference’s top players with a standout sophomore campaign. A second-team All-MVC selection in 2010-11, Shorter’s strength and athleticism should once again form the backbone of MSU’s interior game in her third year as a collegiate.

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in MSU’s season-opening loss to Georgetown (Nov. 14)...Grabbed seven boards to go along with six points, one steal and a block in the Lady Bears win over Saint Louis (Nov. 18)...Notched her second double-digit scoring effort (10 points) and handed out a career-best four assists vs. SEMO (Nov. 21)...Posted back-to-back career-best scoring efforts to earn all-tournament honors at the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic, as well as MVC Newcomer of the Week recognition (Dec. 7); scored 14 points and corralled nine rebounds in MSU’s 80-73 win over UTEP (Dec. 4), then turned in a 15-point, 7-rebound performance the following day in the title game vs. host Kansas State (Dec. 5)...Posted her third straight double-digit scoring night (11 pts.) in MSU’s 88-73 win over Tulsa (Dec. 8)...Led MSU with seven boards in a 99-81 win over Oral Roberts (Dec. 19)...Registered her sixth double-digit scoring effort of the season vs. Bradley (Dec. 31), totaling 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field...Recorded her first double-double as a Lady Bear, recording 17 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high four blocks to help MSU post its sixth straight victory, a 90-80 win over UNI (Jan. 2)...Played 31 minutes at Drake (Jan. 7), finishing with eight points and a game-high eight rebounds in the 88-84 MSU loss...Scored 16 points to help MSU outscore Creighton (Jan. 9) 44-20 in the paint in the Lady Bears’ 82-67 road win; also pulled down seven boards, blocked two shots and recorded two steals...named MVC Newcomer of the Week for the second time (Jan. 11) after averaging 12.0 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks for the period Jan. 4-10...Recorded team highs of seven rebounds and three steals while scoring 12 points in the Lady Bears’ win over Indiana State (Jan. 16)...Posted career highs of six steals and 16 rebounds, nine of which came on the offensive end, in MSU’s overtime loss to Wichita State (Jan. 23)...Recorded her second career double-double, scoring 21 points and pulling down 11 boards at Southern Illinois (Jan. 28); her putback with 6.2 seconds left proved to be the deciding basket in the 69-68 MSU win...Scored 12 points in just 18 minutes vs. Evansville (Jan. 30), and earned her third MVC Newcomer of the Week nod on Feb. 1...Just missed her third double-double of the season with

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Shorter’s Career Totals Year 2009-10 2010-11 TOTAL

 G-GS Min FG-A Pct 33-33 860 135-304 .444 34-34 927 162-332 .488 67-67 1787 297-636 .467

3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct 0-0 .000 121-172 .703 0-0 .000 99-166 .596 0-0 .000 220-338 .651

OR-DR  96-131 113-166 209-297

Reb 227 279 506

Avg 6.9 8.2 7.6

PF-D A TO 107-8 31 95 95-0 26 83 202-8 57 178

BS 37 30 67

ST Pts Avg 54 391 11.8 40 423 12.4 94 814 12.1

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 G-GS Min FG-A Pct 18-18 487 89-177 .503 18-18 519 89-192 .464 36-36 1006 178-369 .482 36-9 554 61-139 .429

3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR Reb 0-0 .000 65-93 .699 56-80 136 0-0 .000 65-98 .663 66-90 156 0-0 .000 130-191 .681 122-170 292 0-1 .000 32-40 .800 43-80 123

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Avg   PF-D A TO BS 7.6 56-5 17 56 24 8.7 50-0 16 47 9 8.1 106-5 33 103 33 3.4 84-2 18 47 3

ST 33 18 51 20

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FG-A Pct 5-8 .625 14-32 .438 19-40 .475

3FG-A Pct 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

FT-A Pct 8-10 .800 5-12 .417 13-22 .591

OR-DR 3-7 10-11 13-18

Reb 10 21 31

Avg 10.0 7.0 7.8

PF-D 5-1 8-0 13-1

A 2 4 6

TO 3 8 11

BS 3 3 6

ST 2 4 6

Pts Avg 18 18.0 33 11.0 51 12.8

3FG-A Pct 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

FT-A Pct 20-28 .714 3-5 .600 23-33 .697

OR-DR 17-14 8-5 25-19

Reb 31 13 44

Avg 10.3 6.5 8.8

  PF-D 12-1 6-0 18-8

A 4 0 4

TO 7 2 9

BS 3 1 4

ST Pts 6 44 1 27 7 71

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an 18-point, 9-rebound effort to help lead MSU to a six-point victory over Creighton (Feb. 5)...Scored 16 points and grabbed 10 boards in MSU’s 87-78 win over Drake (Feb. 7); picked up her fourth MVC Newcomer of the Week award on Feb. 8...Led MSU with 17 points at Wichita State (Feb. 20) to finish in double figures for the sixth time in seven games...Knocked down a career-best eight field goals en route to an 18-point afternoon in MSU’s 83-60 win over Evansville (Feb. 28) that kicked-off a string of six straight 15+ point games...Scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds March 4 at UNI to help the Lady Bears post their 20th win of the season...Recorded four consecutive double-doubles, March 4-21; totaled 15 points and 12 boards at Bradley (March 6), followed by an 18-point, 10-rebound effort against Wichita State (March 12) in the opening round of the State Farm MVC Tournament; then scored 15 points by knocking down 11-of 15 free throw tries to go along with 13 rebounds in the Lady Bears’ WNIT opener against Oral Roberts (March 19)...After a 17-point effort against Samford (March 21) in the second round of the WNIT, Shorter capped her debut season with another double, tallying 12 points and 10 caroms against Illinois in a 65-53 setback to end the year with seven straight double-digit scoring performances (Feb. 28-March 25).

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT Lamar x 24 3-8 0-0 0-2 3-4-7 2 1 2 3 3 6 De Paul x 20 2-5 0-0 5-8 2-4-6 3 1 3 1 2 9 Toledo x 32 5-13 0-0 3-5 3-6-9 4 0 2 1 2 13 LOUISIANA TECH x 16 1-3 0-0 2-4 1-4-5 3 1 3 0 2 4 Oral Roberts x 21 5-7 0-0 2-4 3-3-6 2 1 3 1 1 12 E. Michigan x 31 4-5 0-0 7-11 5-10-15 3 2 5 4 2 15 Arkansas St. x 27 5-8 0-0 2-4 1-6-7 3 0 0 1 2 12 SIUE x 26 4-8 0-0 1-5 2-6-8 2 0 1 1 2 9 at Saint Louis x 29 9-15 0-0 1-2 5-7-12 3 0 1 3 0 19 at Coppin St. ---DNP--- at No. 20 Georgetown x 21 2-2 0-0 1-4 1-3-4 4 0 2 1 1 5 at Morgan St. x 29 7-10 0-0 2-2 3-7-10 2 0 4 1 0 16 So. Illinois x 24 5-9 0-0 4-7 1-7-8 0 1 2 0 4 14 Evansville x 27 8-12 0-0 5-6 7-7-14 1 1 4 1 1 21 at UNI x 22 2-7 0-0 2-2 1-3-4 4 1 5 1 0 6 at Bradley x 25 6-14 0-0 7-8 4-2-6 2 1 4 2 0 19 Illinois St. x 25 5-11 0-0 2-2 5-3-8 2 4 3 0 1 12 Indiana St. x 33 4-11 0-0 2-4 4-2-6 4 0 1 0 3 10 Wichita St. x 32 7-10 0-0 7-9 4-10-14 3 0 3 0 2 21 at Creighton x 36 3-8 0-0 0-0 2-4-6 4 2 4 1 1 6 at Drake x 27 8-11 0-0 3-6 2-1-3 2 0 2 0 2 19 Bradley x 31 5-12 0-0 4-6 7-3-10 3 1 0 0 1 14 UNI x 34 4-11 0-0 8-14 1-10-11 4 1 3 1 1 16 at Indiana St. x 23 1-10 0-0 0-0 5-5-10 3 1 1 2 0 2 at Illinois St. x 31 5-10 0-0 5-10 3-4-7 2 0 4 0 0 15 at Wichita St. x 33 5-14 0-0 5-7 4-7-11 4 1 0 0 0 15 Drake x 32 5-10 0-0 0-0 4-5-9 3 1 2 0 1 10 Creighton x 33 5-12 0-0 6-9 5-4-9 4 1 3 0 0 16 at Evansville x 26 6-10 0-0 3-4 2-9-11 2 0 4 1 0 15 at So. Illinois x 25 5-10 0-0 2-4 5-4-9 3 0 2 0 1 12 vs. Drake x 32 6-11 0-0 3-4 5-4-9 3 2 4 0 1 15 vs. Indiana State x 26 6-12 0-0 1-2 3-3-6 3 2 2 3 2 13 vs. UNI x 30 2-9 0-0 1-6 2-4-6 2 0 2 0 1 5 Rice x 21 6-16 0-0 0-2 4-2-6 2 0 1 0 0 12 Arkansas x 23 6-8 0-0 3-3 4-3-7 4 0 1 1 1 15

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Background Shorter played an instrumental role in leading Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High to backto-back Oklahoma Class 5A state championships her junior and senior years...Was named to Oklahoma Class 5A All-State Tournament squad after averaging 12.7 points in Booker T. Washington’s run to its second straight state title in 2008-09...Also tabbed for the Oklahoma Girl’s Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team after the Hornets’ 28-0 campaign in 2008-09...Scored a team-high 14 points to lead Booker T. Washington’s comeback from a 13-point deficit in its championship game win over Midwest City Carl Albert that extended the school’s winning streak to 42 games...Averaged 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a junior to help the Hornets to a 23-4 season and the first state title in school history.

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Christiana Michelle Shorter is the daughter of Melvin and Margaret Shorter...Born in Tulsa, Okla...Has one brother, Caleb, and two sisters, Tiffany and Ashley...Turned 21 in October.

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Stock made tremendous strides during the second half of her rookie campaign, making five starts and totaling 32 of her 40 points on the season over the final 14 games of the year...Shot .615 from the floor and averaged 3.3 points, 2.3 boards and 1.0 blocks over a six-game stretch late in the season (Feb. 26-March 19)...Averaged 13.0 minutes per game over her last 13 outings of the season...Logged two minutes vs. Saint Louis (Nov. 18) in her first game action as a Lady Bear...Scored her first points (2), grabbed her first rebound and dished out her first assists (2) as a Lady Bear in MSU’s 72-46 win over SEMO (Nov. 21)... Scored four points in MSU’s loss at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 29)...Saw her first MVC action in a month in MSU’s 86-57 win at Evansville (Jan. 30), going 1-of-3 from the field in a 11 minutes...Handed out a game-high and career-best four assists off the MSU bench at Indiana State (Feb. 12) to help the Lady Bears notch their fifth straight victory... Registered a career-high six points on 3-of-3 shooting at Illinois State (Feb. 14) in 16 minutes vs. the Redbirds... Logged 19 minutes in MSU’s win over SIU (Feb. 26), going 3-of-5 from the floor to match a personal high with six points to go along with three boards in her first collegiate start...Pulled down four rebounds vs. Evansville (Feb. 28)...Made her fifth consecutive start March 12 vs. Wichita State, going 2-of-3 from the floor in an 80-75 MSU loss...Recorded her best all-around performance of the year in MSU’s WNIT opener vs. Oral Roberts (March 19), hitting 3-of-4 foul shots to tally five points; also grabbed a career-high six rebounds, blocked three shots and handed out a pair of assists in the 75-53 Lady Bear win...Saw a career-high 26 minutes of court time vs. Illinois (March 25) in the third round of the WNIT.

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Stock was limited to 17 contests as a sophomore due to injury, averaging 0.6 points and 0.8 rebounds per game... Also excelled in the classroom, earning MVC Honor Roll recognition... In recognition of her leadership and positive influence, both on her teammates and in the Missouri State community as a whole, Stock earned a share of the team’s Lady Bear Prestige Award, which is given annually to the player exhibiting the most desire, determination and dedication...Logged back-to-back games of 10+ minutes of playing time against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 3) and Arkansas State (Dec. 5)...Posted season highs of four points and three rebounds at Morgan State (Dec. 21)...Scored two points and matched a season high with three boards to go along with an assist and a block at Bradley (Jan. 8).

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 G-GS 19-5 17-0 36-5

Min 186 82 268

FG-A Pct 18-37 .486 4-12 .333 22-49 .449

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FG-A 10-17 2-6 12-23 61-139

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FT-A Pct 4-6 .667 2-2 1.000 6-8 .750

OR-DR 7-20 2-11 9-31

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PF-D 22-0 7-0 29-0

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TO 11 1 12

BS 9 4 13

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  PF-D 12-0 3-0 15-0 84-2

A 7 1 8 18

TO 7 0 7 47

BS 4 2 6 3

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Pts Avg 21 2.3 4 0.7 25 1.7 154

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Buer led her Concordia (Kan.) High team to 51 consecutive wins over her last two prep seasons, including a perfect 26-0 record and Kansas Class 4A state title as a junior in 2008-09…Finished her career atop Concordia’s all-time scoring (1,557), assists (444) and steals (293) lists… Earned first-team all-state honors for the second consecutive year from the Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and MaxPreps, averaging 19.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game as a senior to lead the Panthers to a 25-1 season and state runner-up finish…Also earned first-team all-state accolades from the Wichita Eagle as a senior…Totaled a career-high 32 points and hit the game-winning shot in Concordia’s state semifinal win over Paola in 2009…Scored 19 points in the title game, including a crucial three-point

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Buer started 25 of MSU’s 35 contests—including the final 13 games of the season—averaging 5.1 points and 1.4 assists per outing as a freshman...Posted the third-highest assist total (48) on the club and connected on 41 percent of her field goal attempts during her rookie campaign... Shot .474 from the floor in MVC play...Led MSU in assists five times and posted six double-figure scoring games... Also excelled in the classroom, earning MVC Honor Roll recognition, as well as a share of the team’s Lady Bear Prestige Award, which is given annually to the player exhibiting the most desire, determination and dedication...Contributed eight points, four rebounds and four assists in the Lady Bears’ victory over Lamar (Nov. 12)... Posted career highs of 15 points, six rebounds to go along with four assists in MSU’s 73-69 win at Toledo (Nov. 20)... Recorded her third straight double-digit scoring effort with a 10-point performance vs. Oral Roberts (Nov. 30); also turned in her third consecutive four-assist game... Handed out a career-high five assists in MSU’s win at SLU (Dec. 12)...Scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting in just 13 minutes at No. 20 Georgetown (Dec. 19)...Secured a career-high four steals and handed out three assists to go along with six points in a 66-39 rout of Morgan State (Dec. 21)...Totaled nine points off the bench at UNI (Jan. 6)...Registered her first double-digit point total (10) since Nov. 30 at Drake (Jan. 29), going 3-of-4 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from beyond the three-point arc... Totaled 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the Lady Bears’ MVC semifinal win vs. Indiana State (March 12)...Tallied 10 points in MSU’s second-round WNIT loss to Arkansas (March 20).

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT Lamar x 24 2-7 0-1 4-4 2-2-4 3 4 2 0 0 8 De Paul x 17 2-4 1-2 2-2 0-3-3 3 0 2 0 0 7 at Toledo x 32 5-13 3-4 2-2 1-5-6 4 4 3 0 0 15 LOUISIANA TECH x 32 5-12 1-2 2-5 3-3-6 3 4 4 0 1 13 Oral Roberts x 30 3-11 3-5 1-2 0-3-3 4 4 2 0 0 10 E. Michigan x 25 2-6 0-0 0-0 3-3-6 3 1 3 0 0 4 Arkansas St. x 22 3-10 1-4 0-0 0-3-3 2 1 1 0 1 7 SIUE x 14 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-3-3 3 1 6 0 0 0 at Saint Louis x 21 0-4 0-2 0-0 2-1-3 0 5 0 0 0 0 at Coppin St. x 8 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 3 1 1 0 1 0 at No. 20 Georgetown x 13 3-4 2-3 0-0 0-2-2 2 2 0 0 0 8 at Morgan St. x 27 2-7 0-3 2-2 0-1-1 1 3 2 0 4 6 So. Illinois 19 3-4 1-1 0-0 0-1-1 2 2 1 0 0 7 Evansville 12 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 3 0 1 0 0 4 at UNI 15 4-8 1-3 0-0 0-1-1 1 0 0 0 1 9 at Bradley 15 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-2-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 Illinois St. 11 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 2 0 1 0 0 2 Indiana St. 10 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2-2 0 0 1 0 0 2 Wichita St. 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 0 2 0 0 1 2 at Creighton 18 2-2 1-1 0-0 1-1-2 2 0 2 0 0 5 at Drake 22 3-4 2-2 2-2 0-1-1 1 1 0 0 0 10 Bradley 6 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNI x 32 1-7 0-3 0-0 0-3-3 1 0 0 0 0 2 at Indiana St. x 18 1-4 0-2 0-0 0-1-1 1 1 1 0 0 2 at Illinois St. x 11 2-4 0-1 0-0 1-0-1 1 0 1 0 0 4 at Wichita St. x 17 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-0-0 2 2 3 0 1 2 Drake x 17 1-2 0-1 0-0 1-2-3 1 1 3 0 0 2 Creighton x 8 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2 at Evansville x 17 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-0-1 0 1 3 0 0 4 So. Illinois x 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 2 1 1 0 1 2 vs. Drake x 12 2-6 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 0 0 4 vs. Indiana State x 28 6-8 0-1 0-0 1-4-5 3 2 2 0 1 12 vs. UNI x 35 3-7 0-1 0-1 1-2-3 1 1 1 0 0 6 Rice x 29 3-5 0-1 0-0 0-3-3 3 1 1 0 0 6 ARKANSAS x 18 4-7 2-3 0-2 0-2-2 0 1 1 0 0 10

Nov. 12, 2010

Nov. 27, 2010

last Nov. 30, 2010

vs. UNI

Nov. 30, 2010

March 13, 2011

Buer’s Career Totals Year  G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR Reb Avg PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg 2010-11 35-25 654 72-173 .416 18-50 .360 15-25 .600 18-57 75 2.1 58-0 48 51 0 12 177 5.1 TOTAL 35-25 654 72-173 .416 18-50 .360 15-25 .600 18-57 75 2.1 58-0 48 51 0 12 177 5.1

Buer’s Career MVC Totals Year 2010-11 TOTAL 8.0TOTAL 4.3

76

 G-GS 18-8 18-8 36-9

Min 267 267 554

FG-A Pct 27-57 .474 27-57 .474 61-139 .429

3FG-A Pct 5-17 .294 5-17 .294 0-1 .000

FT-A Pct 2-3 .667 2-3 .667 32-40 .800

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OR-DR 5-17 5-17 43-80

Reb 22 22 123

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Avg 1.2 1.2 3.4

  PF-D 19-0 19-0 84-2

A 13 13 18

TO 20 20 47

BS 0 0 3

ST 4 4 20

Pts Avg 61 3.4 61 3.4 154


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PHILLIPS

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▪ Phillips is the first Tennessee native on record to earn a letter in women’s basketball at Missouri State ▪ Buried two of her first three attempts from beyond the three-point arc as a Lady Bear ▪ One of just three returning Valley players to record more offensive boards than defensive rebounds in 2010-11 ▪ Just the sixth player in MSU history to don the No. 3 jersey

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Desiree M. Phillips is the daughter of Donald and Sheila Phillips…Born in Memphis, Tenn...Has three sisters-Darnisha, Dominik and Jazzmon Chism; and two brothers-Donald and Daniel...Will turn 20 in March... Plans to major in physical therapy and pursue a career in the field of medicine.

Memphis, Tenn. Manassas H.S.

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Personal

Lady Bears

Phillips averaged a double-double in guiding her Manassas (Tenn.) High club to a 25-6 record, the Tennessee District 15-AA title and a state sectional appearance as a senior...Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a junior to earn regional co-MVP honors... Named to The Commercial Appeal’s Pepsi Best of the Preps Class A-AA Girls Basketball squad each of her last three seasons and helped the Lady Tigers to 20+ wins in three of her four prep campaigns...Tabbed alldistrict four times...Rated as the No. 77 small forward in the 2010 class by HoopGurlz.com.

5-10 ▪ Guard/ Forward Sophomore (1-L)

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3

y

Phillips saw limited action in 16 contests as a freshman, averaging just over four minutes of playing time per outing...Logged three minutes of court time vs. Lamar (Nov. 12), recording one steal in her collegiate debut, an 83-60 victory for MSU ...Recorded her first points as a Lady Bear vs. SIUE (Dec. 9), grabbing a season-high three rebounds while going 2-of-2 from three-point range for a total of six points in six minutes...Played a career-high 11 minutes at Morgan State (Dec. 21), going 1-of-5 from the floor and recording one of her two steals on the season...Saw time in seven MVC games...Totaled two boards in three straight contests, Dec. 21-Jan. 2.

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2010-11

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Memphis product Desiree Phillips returns to give the Lady Bears a versatile athlete with the skill set to play both inside and on the perimeter. The 5-10 lefty will look to increase her role in her second year in the MSU program, employing a smooth shooting stroke and the ability to take the ball to the basket with authority.

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Assists

Blocks

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Field Goal Attempts

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Date

6

vs. SIU Edwardsville

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vs. two teams

last Dec. 31, 2010

1

vs. two teams

last Dec. 21, 2010

2

vs. SIU Edwardsville

1

at Coppin State

3

vs. SIU Edwardsville

Free Throws Free Throw Attempts Three-Point Field Goals Three-Point Attempts Minutes

5 2 2

NA

Dec. 9, 2010

Dec. 21, 2010

at Coppin State

Dec. 17, 2010

vs. four teams

11

Dec. 9, 2010

at Morgan State

Dec. 17, 2010

vs. SIU Edwardsville

2

Dec. 9, 2010

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NA NA

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT Lamar 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 1 0 DePaul  ---DNP--- Toledo 7 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 LA Tech 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oral Roberts  ---DNP--- E. Michigan 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Arkansas St.  ---DNP--- SIUE 6 2-3 2-2 0-0 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 6 Saint Louis 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Coppin St. 3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0-0 2 0 2 0 0 1 Georgetown 0+ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Morgan St. 11 1-5 0-2 0-0 0-2-2 1 0 1 0 1 2 So. Illinois 6 0-2 0-2 0-0 2-0-2 2 0 0 0 0 0 Evansville 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNI   ---DNP--- Bradley 4 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Illinois St. 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Indiana St.   ---DNP--- Wichita St. 2 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Creighton  ---DNP--- Drake 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Bradley  ---DNP--- UNI  ---DNP--- Indiana St.  ---DNP--- Illinois St.  ---DNP--- Wichita St.  ---DNP--- Drake  ---DNP--- Creighton   ---DNP--- Evansville 6 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-1-1 0 0 3 0 0 0 So. Illinois ---DNP--- vs. Drake ---DNP--- vs. Indiana State ---DNP--- vs. UNI ---DNP--- Rice ---DNP--- ARKANSAS ---DNP---

at Morgan State

Dec. 9, 2010

last March 3, 2011 Dec. 21, 2010

Phillips’s Career Totals Year  G-GS 2010-11 16-0 TOTAL 16-0

Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR 66 3-15 .200 2-11 .182 1-2 .500 6-5 66 3-15 .200 2-11 .182 1-2 .500 6-5

Reb Avg 11 0.7 11 0.7

PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg 9-0 0 13 0 2 9 0.6 9-0 0 13 0 2 9 0.6

Phillips’s Career MVC Totals Year 2010-11 TOTAL 8.0TOTAL 4.3

78

 G-GS  7-0   7-0 36-9

Min 29 29 554

FG-A 0-6 0-6 61-139

Pct .000 .000 .429

3FG-A 0-6 0-6 0-1

Pct .000 .000 .000

FT-A 0-0 0-0 32-40

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Pct .000 .000 .800

OR-DR 4-2 4-2 43-80

Reb 6 6 123

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Avg 0.9 0.9 3.4

  PF-D 3-0 3-0 84-2

A 0 0 18

TO 6 6 47

BS 0 0 3

ST 0 0 20

Pts Avg 0 0.0 0 0.0 154


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Hannah Dale Wilkerson is the daughter of Darren and April Wilkerson…Born in Springfield, Mo...Has one brother, Clay…Plans to major in physical education…Will turn 20 in March.

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▪ Wilkerson is the first player in Lady Bear history to wear the No. 0 jersey ▪ Became the third MSU freshman in as many seasons to post a double-digit scoring effort in their first co- llegiate contest when she tallied 10 points against Lamar (Nov. 12, 2010) ▪ Connected from three- point range at least one time in four of her first five games as a Lady Bear ▪ Sank 9-of-10 free throw attempts over her first three co- llegiate games

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▪ MVC Academic Honor Roll (2011)

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Honors

Wilkerson shattered the state of Missouri’s scoring (boys and girls) record, pouring home 3,724 points over her fouryear career at Miller (Mo.) High, good for an astounding average of just over 31 points per outing...Scored at a 36.8 point per game clip to lead the Cardinals to a third-place Missouri Class 2 finish with a 28-5 record as a senior… Broke the Missouri state tournament single-game scoring record with her 43-point performance vs. eventual champ Harrisburg in the semifinal round; additionally, she became the first Missouri prep to top the 40-point mark in back-to-back games at the Show-Me Showdown…Broke Melissa Grider’s 20-year-old state scoring record on Feb. 4, 2010, en route to earning MaxPreps’ Missouri’s Super Six squad and Show-Me State Most Valuable Player honors… Earned Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 2 All-State and Springfield News-Leader All-Ozarks honors in each of her four prep seasons…Averaged 32.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in leading the Cardinals to a 24-6 record and their first-ever district championship as a junior…Set the state freshman scoring record by averaging 26.6 points per outing in 2006-07…Also competed in softball and volleyball at Miller.

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Miller, Mo. Miller H.S.

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5-7 ▪ Guard Sophomore

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Lady Bears

0

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Wilkerson saw action in 10 games and made one start as a freshman before being ruled academically ineligible at the conclusion of the fall semester...Posted a dramatic turnaround in the classroom in the spring semester to earn a spot on the MVC’s Academic Honor Roll...Registered a pair of 10-point games...Connected on 13-of-17 (.765) free throw attempts...Tallied 10 points, going 2-of-4 from three-point range, in MSU’s season-opening win over Lamar (Nov. 12); also hit on 4-of-4 free throw attempts and turned in season bests of two assists and two steals... Went 5-of-6 from the foul line in a season-high 21 minutes of playing time to help the Lady Bears knock off Toledo (Nov. 20) on the road in the consolation game of the Preseason WNIT...Recorded her second 10-point effort Nov. 30 against Oral Roberts...Scored five points off the bench at No. 20 Georgetown (Dec. 19).

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parlay her ability to score from all areas of the floor into an expanded role in MSU’s backcourt rotation.

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weapon on the perimeter. The 5-7 guard will look to

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After an up-and-down freshman season, Hannah Wilkerson returns to give the Lady Bears an additional offensive

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Offensive Rebounds

review

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vs. two teams

vs. Louisiana Tech at Toledo

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Free Throws Free Throw Attempts Three-Point Field Goals Three-Point Attempts Minutes

Date last Nov. 30, 2010

Nov. 27, 2010

Nov. 20, 2010

last Nov. 30, 2010

2

vs. Lamar

4

vs. Oral Roberts

Nov. 30, 2010

5

at Toledo

Nov. 20, 2010

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Field Goal Attempts

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Steals

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT Lamar 7 2-5 2-4 4-4 0-0-0 3 2 0 0 2 10 DePaul 15 1-4 1-1 0-0 0-1-1 0 1 4 0 1 3 Toledo 21 1-3 1-1 5-6 2-0-2 0 0 1 0 0 8 LA Tech * 15 1-5 0-1 0-0 1-2-3 1 0 1 0 0 2 Oral Roberts 17 4-10 2-7 0-0 0-1-1 2 2 3 0 1 10 E. Michigan 3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Arkansas St. 8 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0-0 1 1 2 0 0 2 SIUE 6 0-2 0-2 2-3 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 2 Saint Louis 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Coppin St. ---DNP--- Georgetown 11 1-2 1-1 2-2 0-0-0 0 0 1 0 0 5 Morgan St. ---DNP--- So. Illinois ---DNP--- Evansville ---DNP--- UNI ---DNP--- Bradley ---DNP--- Illinois St. ---DNP--- Indiana St. ---DNP--- Wichita St. ---DNP--- Creighton ---DNP--- Drake ---DNP--- UNI ---DNP--- Bradley ---DNP--- Indiana St. ---DNP--- Illinois St. ---DNP--- Wichita St. ---DNP--- Drake ---DNP--- Creighton ---DNP--- Evansville ---DNP--- So. Illinois ---DNP--- Drake ---DNP--- Indiana State ---DNP--- UNI ---DNP--- Rice ---DNP--- Arkansas ---DNP---

10 6 2

7

21

vs. Oral Roberts at Toledo

vs. two teams

vs. Oral Roberts at Toledo

Nov. 12, 2010 NA

Nov. 30, 2010

Nov. 20, 2010

last Nov. 30, 2010 Nov. 30, 2010

Nov. 20, 2010

Wilkerson’s Career Totals Year  G-GS 2010-11 16-0 TOTAL 16-0

Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR 66 3-15 .200 2-11 .182 1-2 .500 6-5 66 3-15 .200 2-11 .182 1-2 .500 6-5

Reb Avg 11 0.7 11 0.7

PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg 9-0 0 13 0 2 9 0.6 9-0 0 13 0 2 9 0.6

Wilkerson’s Career MVC Totals Year 2010-11 TOTAL 4.3

80

 G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.0TOTAL 36-9 554 61-139 .429 0-1

FT-A -- .000

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Pct OR-DR Reb Avg   PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg ---DNP--- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -32-40 .800 43-80 123 3.4 84-2 18 47 3 20 154


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SNOW

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Review

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81

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▪ Snow is the sixth player from the Kansas City metro area to join the MSU program since head coach Nyla Milleson’s arrival in 2007 ▪ Played in six games as a freshman at Cincinnati

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Snow Flakes

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Blue Springs, Mo. Blue Springs H.S./ Univ. of Cincinnati

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Bryonna Moneé Snow is the daughter of Percy and Tyra Snow…Born in Dayton, Ohio...Has one sister, Tyonna… Father was an All-American linebacker at Michigan State and a first-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1990…Mother ran track at Michigan State… Uncle, Eric Snow, played 13 seasons in the NBA…Turned 20 in September.

6-1 ▪ Forward Sophomore

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Personal

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Lady Bears

Snow saw action in six games as a true freshman at Cincinnati in 2009-10, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in just over four minutes per outing…Was a four-year prep letterwinner at Blue Springs (Mo.) High School for head coaches Tony Armstrong and Mark Spigarelli…Was a four-time all-district and three-time all-conference selection and an all-state honoree her senior year…Helped the Wildcats to four conference championships and a pair of district titles during her varsity career…Helped Blue Springs compile a 73-11 record during her final three seasons, including a 28-3, Missouri Class 5 state runner-up finish in 2008-09… Played for the Kansas City Select, one of the top AAU programs in the nation…Also earned three letters in track and field and volleyball for the Wildcats.

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Background

y

Snow sat out the season as a redshirt under NCAA transfer guidelines.

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2010-11

a

Sophomore transfer Bry Snow is expected to give the Lady Bears added size and scoring punch in the post. The 6-1 forward, who played her freshman campaign at the University of Cincinnati, will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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Career Highs Category Points Total Rebounds

Offensive Rebounds

review

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* competed as a freshman at Cincinnati

Assists

Blocks

records

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Free Throw Attempts

vs. Furman

Nov. 15, 2009

3

vs. Furman

Nov. 15, 2009

6

vs. Furman

Nov. 15, 2009 NA

1

vs. two teams

last Nov. 29, 2009

1

vs. two teams

last Nov. 24, 2009

vs. two teams

last Dec. 4, 2009

vs. Furman

3

vs. Dartmouth

2 5

Nov. 15, 2009 Nov. 29, 2009

vs. Furman

Nov. 26, 2009

Three-Point Field Goals NA NA Three-Point Attempts

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Free Throws

Date

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1

Field Goals Field Goal Attempts

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No. Opponent

NA NA

Steals

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Opponent GS Min. FG-A 3FG-A FT-A O-D-R PF A TO BS S PT FURMAN 9 1-2 0-0 2-5 3-3-6 2 0 0 1 0 4 at Indiana 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 DETROIT ---DNP--- vs. W. Carolina 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2 at Alaska-Anchorage ---DNP--- DARTMOUTH 7 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0-0 1 0 0 0 1 0 KENTUCKY 2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2 at No. 9 Xavier 3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 BUTLER ---DNP--- E. KENTUCKY ---DNP--- VALPARAISO ---DNP--- WRIGHT ST. ---DNP--- LOUISVILLE ---DNP--- at No. 1 Connecticut ---DNP--- ST. JOHN’S ---DNP--- at Rutgers ---DNP--- No. 19 GEORGETOWN ---DNP--- at Seton Hall ---DNP--- at DePaul ---DNP--- South Florida ---DNP--- at Louisville ---DNP--- No. 4 NOTRE DAME ---DNP--- at Syracuse ---DNP--- at Providence ---DNP--- VILLANOVA ---DNP--- No. 8 WEST VIRGINIA ---DNP--- PITTSBURGH ---DNP--- at Marquette ---DNP--- vs. South Florida ---DNP--- vs. Rutgers ---DNP---

Minutes

NA

NA NA 9

NA

vs. Furman

Nov. 15, 2009

Snow’s Career Totals Year 2009-10 TOTAL

 G-GS  6-0  6-0

Min 25 25

FG-A 2-7 2-7

Pct .286 .286

3FG-A 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000

FT-A 4-8 4-8

 G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.0TOTAL 36-9 554 61-139 .429 0-1

FT-A

Pct .500 .500

OR-DR 3-3 3-3

Reb 6 6

Avg 1.0 1.0

PF-D 4-0 4-0

A 0 0

TO 1 1

BS 1 1

ST 2 2

Pts Avg 8 1.3 8 1.3

Snow’s Career Conference Totals Year 2009-10 TOTAL 4.3

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Pct OR-DR Reb Avg   PF-D A TO BS ST Pts Avg ---DNP--- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -32-40 .800 43-80 123 3.4 84-2 18 47 3 20 154

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nijay

GAINES

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▪ Gaines is the second Des Moines East High product in as many years to join the MSU program ▪ Becomes the fifth Iowa native to play for Missouri State

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Gaines Gloss

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Des Moines, Iowa East H.S.

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Lady Bears

NiJay Caprice Gaines is the daughter of Lena Gaines... Born in Des Moines, Iowa...Has three sisters, Magon, Jessica and Keesha...Plans to major in business administration...Turned 18 in June.

5-11 ▪ Guard Freshman

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Personal

15

y

Gaines helped her Des Moines East squad to a perfect 26-0 season capped off by a 4A Iowa state title as a senior in 2010-11...Earned second-team all-state honors while contributing 11 points and six rebounds on a team that featured four Division I signees and compiled a 71-4 record over her final three prep seasons... Averaged 10 points and six rebounds for the Scarlets en route to earning first-team all-conference and allregion honors as part of a team that finished second at the Iowa state tournament...Competed in AAU ball for the All-Iowa Attack.

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Background

a

Des Moines native NiJay Gaines gives the Lady Bears another versatile threat on both ends of the court and should make an immediate impact in her debut campaign in Maroon and White.

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5-10 ▪ Guard Freshman Mt. Vernon, Mo. Mt. Vernon H.S. Kenzie Keynotes ▪ Williams is the fifth southwest Missouri product to sign with the Lady Bears during Nyla Milleson’s tenure as head coach ▪ She also becomes the fourth Lady Bear with family ties to Missouri State athletic programs since’s Mille- son’s arrival in 2007, joining Casey Garr- ison, Jacque Griggs and Roxy Stiles

review

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Background

/

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Mt. Vernon’s Kenzie Williams is the latest in a long line of local talents to join the Lady Bear program and should push for immediate time as a freshman in 2011-12.

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At Missouri State

A 5-10 guard, Williams earned first-team all-state honors in each of her final two seasons at Mt. Vernon High and led her club to a Missouri Class 3 state championship in 2009-10 as a junior...Contributed 17 points, nearly six rebounds and three assists to the MVHS attack as a senior, following up on a strong junior campaign in which she paced the Mountaineers with averages of 17.6 points, 5.2 boards and 2.9 assists in helping her team go 30-3...Named first-team all-state by the Associated Press and the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association and was chosen by the Springfield News-Leader for its annual All-Ozarks team in each of her final two prep seasons...Competed in track and field and earned second-team all-state honors competing in volleyball as a senior for Mt. Vernon.

Personal

Makenzie Kaye Williams is the daughter of Doug and Linda Williams...Born in Springfield, Mo...Has two brothers, Shane and Trace...Her mother competed in basketball and track at Missouri Southern, while her aunt, Cindy Castillon, played three varsity seasons for the Lady Bears (1980-83), totaling 1,053 points to rank 19th on MSU’s career scoring list...Plans to major in education...Will turn 19 in February.

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Missouri State

Staff and administration Administration - Contents Support Staff......................................................... 86 Head Coach Nyla Milleson..........................87-90 Associate Head Coach Trish Marsh.........91-92 Assistant Coach Carly Stubblefield.........93-94 Assistant Coach Bethany Creed................95-96 Director of Operations Jerise Freeman....... 97 Interim President Clif Smart........................... 98 Vice Presidents and Administration............ 98 Director of Athletics Kyle Moats.................... 99 Athletics Administration.......................100-103 Athletics Staff Composite......................104-105 Staff Directory....................................................106


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Administrative Support

JQH Arena

Director of Athletics...........................................................................................Kyle Moats Associate A.D./SWA...............................................................................Casey Comoroski Associate A.D. for Business Administration.........................................Tiffany Akre Assistant A.D. for Compliance..........................................................................Kyle Yates Women’s Basketball Administrative Assistant................................ Terrie Coulter Women’s Basketball Student Managers................ Breonika Davis, Jerrell Price

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Associate A.D. for Student-Athlete Development............................... Bryan Hicks Assistant Director.............................................................................................. Dan Raines Academic Advisor....................................................................................... Marcus Brown Assistant Academic Advisor.....................................................................Kendra Lewis Graduate Assistant......................................................................................Ryan Florence Administrative Assistant.......................................................................... Joan Newman

Public Address................................................................................................... Tony Loudis PA Spotter...........................................................................................................Dan Bernard Scoreboard Operator....................................................................................Cindi Barnett Official Scorers.........................................................................Cindy Jobe, Doug Wilson Official Timers....................................................................... Gary Ward, Larry Atwood Shot Clock Operator.....................................................................................Jimmy Wright Video Production......................................................... Brandon Hilt, Kelly Magruder Executive Dir. Athletic & Entertainment Facilities................. Randy Blackwood JQH Arena/HSC/Plaster Sports Complex Director............................... Keith Boaz Assistant Director........................................................................................... Laree Moore Athletics Box Office Manager............................................................Shannon Stanton Administrative Assistant................................................................... Brenda O’Connell Electronic Systems Coordinator................................................................... Matt Jones Team Store Supervisor............................................................................... Lisa Cardwell Ovations Food Services General Manager...............................................Brad Roper Legacy of Competition Coordinator......................................................Mark Stillwell

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Assistant A.D. for Athletics Communications....................................Rick Kindhart Assistant Director (WBB SID)..................................................................Ben Adamson Assistant Directors.................................................................. Tim Bohn, Eric Doennig Graduate Assistants....................................................Ashlee Russell, Adam Samson Student Assistants.................................................................................................................... Game Day Stat Crew.......................Jared Brockman, Everett Hayes, Rick Martin ............................................Mark Bunge, Gary Dixon, Steve Perry, Dale Moore

General Manager.......................................................................................Mary-Bec Gwyn Coordinator of Sales and Marketing........................................................Beth Messer Marketing Assistant................................................................................................Josh Pell Graduate Assistants....................................................Gina Gonzales, Brandt Shields

Women’s Basketball Equipment Manager............................Danny Weathermon

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Director of Athletic Development........................................................... Daniel Heflin University Marketing Specialist.......................................................................Art Hains Administrative Assistant...............................................................................Julie Wright

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Head Team Physician........................................................................Dr. Brian Mahaffey Team Physicians..............................................................................Dr. Richard Seagrave ....................................................................................................................... Dr. Victor Wilson

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Director......................................................................................................................John Wall Senior Staff Photographer............................................................................Kevin White Director of Programming and Production..............................................Tom Carter Assistant Manager of Production...............................................................Steve Wynn

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Opponent Record Abilene (Texas) Christian 2-0 Adams (Colo.) State 1-0 Angelo (Texas) State 2-0 Arkansas 0-1 Arkansas-Little Rock 1-1 Arkansas-Monticello 1-0 Arkansas State 3-1 Arkansas Tech 0-3 Assumption (Mass.) 1-0 Bellarmine (Ky.) 2-0 Bradley (Ill.) 4-4 California (Pa.) 0-1 Cal State-Monterey Bay 1-0 Cameron (Okla.) 1-1 Canisius (N.Y.) 1-0 Central Arkansas 3-0 Central Missouri 2-1 Central Methodist (Mo.) 3-0 Central Oklahoma 1-0 Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 1-0 Concordia (Minn.) 1-0 Coppin (Md.) State 1-0 Creighton (Neb.) 4-5 DePaul (Ill.) 0-3 Drake (Iowa) 4-5 East Tennessee State 0-0 Eastern Michigan 1-1 Emporia (Kan.) State 0-1 Evangel (Mo.) 1-0 Evansville (Ind.) 7-1 Ferris (Mich.) State 1-2 Findlay (Ohio) 1-0 Fort Hays (Kan.) State 1-0 Gannon (Pa.) 1-0 Georgetown (D.C.) 0-2 Grand Valley (Mich.) State 1-2 Harding (Ark.) 0-1 Harris-Stowe (Mo.) State 2-0 Henderson (Ark.) State 3-0 Hillsdale (Mich.) 1-0 Illinois 0-1 Illinois State 1-7 Incarnate Word (Texas) 13-0 Indiana State 7-2 Indianapolis (Ind.) 2-0 Kansas State 0-1 Kentucky Wesleyan 3-1 Lamar (Texas) 1-0 Lewis (Ill.) 3-2 Lincoln (Mo.) 12-0 Louisiana Tech 1-0 Louisville (Ky.) 0-0 Lyon (Ark.) 1-0 Mansfield (Pa.) 1-0 Massachusetts-Lowell 1-0 Merrimack (Mass.) 1-0 Midwestern (Texas) State 1-0 Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 Minnesota State-Mankato 1-0 Missouri Baptist 2-0 Missouri S&T 6-0 Missouri-St. Louis 7-0 Missouri Southern 0-2 Missouri Western State 1-0 Morgan (Md.) State 1-0

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coach that excels in all dimensions of the job,” said former MSU president Dr. Michael Nietzel. “Coach Milleson has a tremendous record, her teams have a history of high academic performance, she has a great appreciation for the Lady Bear program’s history and high expectations, and she knows and loves Springfield.” Milleson connected instantly with the Lady Bear faithful, rekindling the fire of one of the most loyal fan bases in women’s college basketball during a solid 2007-08 season that saw MSU finish .500 (9-9) in MVC play — good for fifth in the league race — for the first time in three years. After watching her squad drop 11 of its first 13 contests, Milleson and her staff engineered a remarkable turnaround that saw the Lady Bears win seven of their next 11 games and nine of their last 16 conference outings. Under Milleson’s guidance, four Lady Bears earned Valley postseason honors, including senior guard Tahnee Balerio, who was a second-team all-conference selection, and Maggie Dwyer, who was tabbed the league’s newcomer of the year after leading MSU in scoring, as well as finishing second on the squad in assists and third in rebounding. No stranger to the tradition of excellence that was a hallmark of the Missouri State program for much of the past two decades, Milleson immediately set her sights on recognizing and celebrating the Lady Bears’ storied past as a means of building toward the future. Missouri State welcomed back dozens of former players, coaches and support staffers for a reunion of MSU’s two Final Four squads from 1992 and 2001 at its Dec. 7 contest against Saint Louis, then brought the curtains down at Hammons Student Center with a memorable 79-73 victory over Creighton on March 8, as over 50 former Lady Bears came home one more time before the move to JQH Arena in 2008-09. Despite a 10-20 finish, the Lady Bears 2008-09 season provided plenty of reasons to be optimistic, including the collective performance of a talented and deep freshman class that accounted for more than two-thirds of MSU’s offense while totaling 99 starts. Under Milleson’s tutelage, Garrison became just the fifth MSU freshman to earn first-team All-MVC distinction, while another Lady Bear rookie, Roberson, joined her teammate on the Valley’s allfreshman squad. The 2008-09 season also saw Milleson notch a personal milestone when she recorded her 200th career victory at the collegiate level with the Lady Bears’ 77-68 win over Chattanooga (Dec. 20) at the Caribbean Classic in Cancun, Mexico. A native of Goodland, Kan., Milleson embarked on her third coaching assignment in the city of Springfield with her acceptance of the Missouri State job. The head coach at Springfield Glendale High School from 1992-99, she moved to Drury and spent the 1999-00 school year putting the building blocks in place for Drury’s first-ever women’s team. What happened over the next seven seasons is the stuff of story books. Chalking up a gaudy .837 winning percentage, her scratch-built program claimed six conference titles and made five multiple-round appearances in the NCAA Division II tournament, finishing as national runner-up in 2003-04. Drury had the top winning percentage among all Division II programs in the nation over Milleson’s last four years at the school, and her 185-36 record in seven Drury seasons resulted in an average of 26.4 wins a year. In 2006-07, Drury had a 14-5 regular season mark in conference play to win the GLVC West Division and knocked off Kentucky Wesleyan and Northern Kentucky in the first two rounds of the conference tournament before bowing

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to East Division champ Lewis in the tourney finals. Drury then drew an NCAA at-large bid, and, in the regional tournament at Lewis, beat SIU-Edwardsville in the first round before returning the favor against Lewis with a 67-62 win on the Flyers’ home court. That win moved Drury into the Sweet 16 where the Lady Panthers upended Ferris State before a loss to Southern Connecticut State in the Division II national quarterfinals capped a 25-9 campaign. The Lady Panthers, also among the top 12 schools in Division II average home attendance in each of Milleson’s seven seasons, claimed Heartland Conference titles four of the five seasons Drury competed in that league before the Lady Panthers joined the potent Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2005-06. Drury became the first team to go undefeated in GLVC history with a 19-0 mark in 2005-06 and the Lady Panthers’ 30-3 season record included a trip to the Division II Sweet 16. Drury caught the fancy of basketball-happy southwest Missouri in the Lady Panthers’ inaugural season that featured a 20-6 record and a Heartland title. Drury finished second in the Heartland in 2001-02 in an overall 18-9 season and then won 33 of 34 conference games over the next three seasons in chalking up three more league championships. The 2003 Lady Panthers were 27-5 and got to the Division II third round and the 2003-04 ballclub put together a 36-2 season record in which Drury got all the way to the national title game in St. Joseph, Mo. The Lady Panthers won their first three tournament games, knocked off Seattle Pacific in the national quarterfinals, downed Henderson State in the semifinal contest and dropped a 75-72 decision to California (Pa.) for the Division II title.

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Drury went 29-2 in 2004-05 and was again an NCAA automatic qualifier, but lost in the second round of the Division II tournament. Milleson was named Region 6 Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in both 2005 and 2006. She was Heartland Conference Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004. Under Milleson, the Lady Panthers’ on-court success was mirrored by exceptional classroom work. The team was ranked among the top 10 Division II women’s basketball programs in cumulative team grade point average in six of Milleson’s seven years as head coach, finishing first in both 2004 and 2005, and second in 2006. Milleson’s production of six 20-win teams in seven seasons at Drury came after she had guided the Springfield (Mo.) Glendale High Lady Falcons to six 20-win seasons in seven years at GHS, for an overall mark of 158-39 in that tenure. A two-time WBCA High School Coach of the Year nominee, she took her teams to four conference titles and three district championships with top 10 state rankings every year. The Lady Falcons collected a Missouri Class 4A state title in 1996 with a 27-3 record which earned Milleson selection as MBCA and Associated Press Missouri Coach of the Year. Glendale was 27-4 and took third in the state in 1997 and reached the state round of 16 in 1998. Milleson moved to Glendale in 1992 after three seasons as head coach at Junction City (Kan.) High. She took over a struggling program with a 3-18 record her first year, moved to 8-14 her second season and won 19 of 25 games her third year with a ballclub that finished third in the Kansas Class 6A state tournament. The valedictorian of her high school class at Goodland, she competed in basketball and volleyball at Seward County (Kan.) Community College, then moved on to Kansas State, where she completed her undergraduate degree in 1985. Milleson received her master’s degree in educational administration from K-State in 1989 as a magna cum laude graduate. Milleson competed in basketball, volleyball and track in high school and was captain of the rodeo team during her two years at Kansas State. Milleson and her husband, Brent, have two sons, Barrett and Caylor.

Record 20-6 18-9 27-5 36-2 29-2 30-3 25-9 11-19 10-20 22-11 24-11 252-97 185-36 67-61

Pct. .769 .667 .844 .947 .935 .909 .735 .367 .333 .667 .686 .722 .837 .523

Conf. 10-2 7-3 9-1 12-0 12-0 19-0 14-5 9-9 6-12 12-6 12-6 122-44 83-11 39-33

Honors Heartland Conference Coach of the Year (2001, 2004 and 2005) WBCA Region 6 Coach of the Year (2005 and 2006)

Pct. .833 .700 .900 1.000 1.000 1.000 .737 .500 .333 .667 .667 .735 .883 .542

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Home 11-2 10-4 13-3 18-0 14-2 15-1 11-2 8-6 6-8 13-4 13-5 132-37 92-14 40-23

Road 5-2 4-5 10-1 10-1 10-0 12-1 8-5 3-12 2-11 8-6 9-5 81-49 59-15 22-34

Neutral 4-2 4-0 4-1 8-1 5-0 3-1 6-2 0-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 39-11 34-7 5-4

Postseason --NCAA Sweet Sixteen NCAA National Runner-Up NCAA Second Round NCAA Sweet Sixteen NCAA Elite Eight --WNIT Third Round WNIT Second Round 5 NCAA Appearances 13-5 in NCAA Tourney 3-2 in WNIT

High School Coaching Summary Junction City (Kan.), 1989-92, record: 30-38; Springfield (Mo.) Glendale, 1992-99, career record: 157-39 (1996 Missouri Class 4A State Champions)

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rish Marsh returns to the sidelines for her fifth year as the Lady Bears’ associate head coach in 2011-12. Marsh made the move across town in April of 2007 after seven seasons as head coach Nyla Milleson’s top assistant at Drury. Marsh also spent seven years on Milleson’s staff at Springfield (Mo.) Glendale High School prior to making the jump to DU in 1999. As associate head coach, Marsh supervises the Lady Bears’ off-season strength and conditioning program, oversees the program’s compliance measures and assists with practice and game preparations. Marsh also helps oversee Lady Bear Basketball Camp operations during the summer months. Marsh’s recruiting efforts have helped land eight all-conference honorees for MSU over the past two seasons alone, as well as either an MVC Freshman or Newcomer of the Year award in each of her first four seasons at MSU, including 2010 Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year Casey Garrison. Additionally, Christiana Shorter was named the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2010, becoming the second straight Lady Bear to earn the league’s top rookie honor after Garrison earned the same distinction in 2009. Shorter was even better last year as a sophomore, picking up Second-Team All-MVC honors, one year after Jaleshia Roberson capped a breakthrough sophomore season with a second-team nod of her own. Highlighted by Garrison’s three consecutive First-Team All-MVC honors, last year’s haul hiked MSU’s total number of all-conference citations to 16 (by nine different players) during her four years on the Lady Bear bench. While at Drury, Marsh helped construct a program that won five conference titles and made five straight NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. The Lady Panthers made four trips to the Sweet 16 in that period, highlighted by a national runner-up finish in 2003-04 when Drury finished 36-2. Over a three-year period between the 2003-04 and 200506 seasons, DU posted the top winning percentage in all of Division II women’s basketball, going 95-7 over that span. A native of Marshfield, Mo., the former Trish Van Diggelen was the Lady Jays’ basketball most valuable player in 1987 and 1988. As a senior in 1988, Marsh helped lead Marshfield High to a perfect 32-0 mark and Class 3A state title. Marsh went on to a standout four-year basketball career at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), where she broke virtually every three-point shooting record in school history and led the nation in Division II three-point percentage

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ead coach Nyla Milleson completed her 2011-12 Lady Bear coaching staff in early August, with the addition of Jerise Freeman as director of basketball operations. In her first year as director of operations, Freeman will oversee Missouri State’s film exchange and equipment operations, while coordinating team travel arrangements and assisting with Lady Bear basketball camp operations. Freeman comes to Missouri State after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach at NJCAA Division I Butler (Kan.) Community College. She helped guide the Grizzlies to a 48-46 record during her tenure, including a 20-12 mark this past season. Prior to her time at Butler, Freeman served as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division II Pittsburg (Kan.) State, where her duties included coordinating opponent scouting, monitoring academic progress and pre-season conditioning and coaching duties. Freeman played collegiately at Division I University of the Pacific for two seasons, earning honorable mention All-Big West Conference accolades as a senior in 2006-07. She began her college career at Seward County (Kan.) Community College, where she helped the Lady Saints to a 67-8 record and two Region VI titles. A native of Wichita, Kan., Freeman enjoyed a standout prep career in which she led Wichita Heights High School to back-to-back Kansas 6A state championships and a 45-5 record over her final two seasons as a Falcon. Freeman earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice from Pacific in 2007.

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On June 27, 2011, Clifton M. “Clif” Smart, III was named interim president of the university. Smart had been General Counsel at Missouri State since Dec. 1, 2007. Over the past three-and-a-half years at Missouri State, Smart had provided legal counsel to the Board, president, faculty, staff and administrators. He also had been involved in many campus-wide initiatives, including leading the university response to the state auditor’s report on Missouri State; serving on the JQH Arena Task Force; developing a comprehensive on-line policy library for the university; and chairing or serving on a variety of searches: vice president for diversity and inclusion, chief financial officer (twice), director of admissions, director of human resources and men’s basketball coach. Smart joined The Strong Law Firm in 1992. He became a shareholder in the firm in 1995 and vice president in 1998. During his 15 years at the firm, Smart’s practice consisted primarily of representing individuals and entities in catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and commercial cases. Smart was selected to the panel of three applicants submitted to the governor for the vacant Missouri Supreme Court positions in 2002 and 2004. In February 2009, he was elected for a five-year term as one of the two lawyer members of the 31st Circuit Judicial Commission. Smart was listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2007-08 in the fields of product liability, personal injury and professional negligence. Prior to joining The Strong Law Firm, Smart worked for two years with the firm of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings in Little Rock, Ark. From 1986-90, he was with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. in Ft. Knox, Ky. Smart graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1979 where he was valedictorian. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1983, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In 1986, he graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, receiving the second highest GPA (3.95) in school history. While in law school, he received the Leflar Scholarship, was an Oxford Scholar and was on the Law Review. Smart and his wife, Gail, have two sons: Murray, a student at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, and Jim, an incoming freshman at Hamilton College in New York.

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Missouri State University’s search for its new director of athletics concluded May 28, 2009, with the introduction of Kyle Moats as the University’s 10th A.D. Moats came to the University after serving as associate athletics director for national marketing at the University of Louisville since 2005.  Moats began his duties at Missouri State in July 2009, replacing Bill Rowe, who retired after spending 27 years as Missouri State’s top athletics administrator and more than a half century at the university as a student, coach and administrator.  In a busy first year on the job, Moats wasted little time in laying groundwork for the future of Missouri State Athletics. From day one he emphasized the importance of fostering a strategic vision in the current landscape of intercollegiate athletics by involving all corners of the campus community in developing a long-range plan for the MSU Athletics. Moats played a key role in Missouri State’s new partnership with Nelligan Sports Marketing (NSM), announced in February 2010. The agreement will result in the outsourcing of the departments’ marketing and corporate sales operations while maximizing revenue potential for MSU Athletics. Additionally, Moats was instrumental in MSU’s negotiations for a new multi-year television contract with KY3, Inc.  Year two for Moats in Springfield saw Missouri State finish second in the 2010-11 MVC All-Sports Trophy standings--its best finish in five years. Conference titles by men’s basketball, women’s swimming and softball, as well as postseason tournament berths for both MSU basketball programs highighted the Bears’ year. Prior to his arrival in Springfield, Moats spent four years as associate athletics director for national marketing at Louisville. In that capacity, he coordinated the Cardinals’ efforts in national awareness, marketing, branding and group ticket sales. He also worked closely with Nelligan, which manages the exclusive marketing rights for Cardinal Athletics. Moats oversaw the Louisville band and spirit squads as the liaison with student government and student spirit groups.  Prior to joining the Louisville staff, Moats served as senior associate athletic director for two years at Marquette University, where he oversaw the Golden Eagles’ Blue and Gold Fund, media relations, ticket operations, special events, licensing, radio, television, marketing and promotions and sponsorships with NSM.  He also worked 14 years in the University of Kentucky athletics department, including his last three there as associate athletics director for marketing (2000-02).  Moats joined the UK staff as a graduate assistant in the athletics office in 1989, and in 1991 was promoted to coordinator of promotions and special events. He became the Wildcats’ director of marketing, promotions and licensing in 1993 before being named assistant athletics director for marketing in 1996. He served as tournament manager for the 1993 NCAA Golf Championships and the 1996 and 1998 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament events in Lexington.  A native of Dixon, Ill., Moats is a 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. While at SIUE, Moats was a three-year letterwinner in golf and was a student assistant basketball coach for the Cougars from 1985-1988. He earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Kentucky in 2001.  Moats and his wife, Leeann, have two children, Kirk and Lauren.

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Bryan Hicks begins his third year as Missouri State’s associate athletics director for student development. Prior to his arrival in Springfield in August 2009, Hicks spent 12 years at the University of Louisville and five as assistant athletic director for academics, overseeing the academic responsibilities for the Cardinal football team and stadium computer lab. The Huntsville, Ala., native also served on the University’s Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, the Directors Council for University Wide Advising and coordinated U of L’s Student-Athletes of Color Combining Opportunity and Responsibility for Excellence. A college basketball and baseball standout at Tuskegee University, he received his bachelors degree in marketing from Alabama A&M in 1992 and earned his master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Portland State in 1996. He had served as a compliance coordinator, associate director for academic services, and an academic advisor prior to taking on his current role at Louisville in 2003. He also has coaching and multicultural admissions experience at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore. He and his wife, Kellie, are the parents of three children, Hailey, Sydney and Garrett.

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Casey Comoroski enters her fourth full year as associate director of athletics and her ninth year overall at Missouri State. Comoroski oversees the operations of several of the institution’s 16 men’s and women’s sports programs. In addition, she has oversight of the Bears’ compliance, athletic training and strength and conditioning programs and serves as the primary personnel administrator for intercollegiate athletics. Comoroski joined the MSU staff in March 2003 as assistant director of athletics for compliance, a post in which she served until succeeding Darlene Bailey as associate athletics director in September of 2006. A native of Nanticoke, Pa., Comoroski came to MSU from Coastal Carolina University, where she had been assistant athletics director for compliance since 1998. At Coastal Carolina, Comoroski’s responsibilities included overseeing budgets for some of the school’s 17 sports, working in game operations, supervising the hosting of conference championships and directing summer sports camps. She was honored as the Big South Compliance Director of the Year in 2000.  Comoroski graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1994 and earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1996. She served one year as an intern in the Syracuse University athletics compliance office and spent two years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference compliance section. A four-year starter in women’s basketball at St. Bonaventure, Comoroski was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame in February 2007. Additionally, she was inducted into the Luzerne County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame in August 2010.

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Tiffany Akre will begin her third year on the Missouri State Athletics staff, after joining the department as associate director of athletics for business affairs in September 2009. Akre is a native of Farmington, Mo., and has an extensive background in accounting, payroll, and business affairs for a number of organizations. Most recently, she spent eight years as vice president of finance for McQueary Brothers Drug Company in Springfield. In 2008, she was named senior team leader for McQueary’s finance acquisition team. As the associate athletic director for business administration, Akre is responsible for all phases of the business operation for the athletic department, which includes development and management of the annual budget and the supervision of daily business operations. She also serves as sport administrator for men’s and women’s golf. A 1997 graduate of Missouri State, Akre is also an on-line instructor for the University of Phoenix. She also holds an MBA from Regis University in Denver.

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One of the newest additions to the Missouri State athletics staff, Daniel Heflin was appointed to the post of director of athletic development in August and will oversee the day-to-day operations of The Bears Fund, the MSU athletic department’s annual fundraising program. The Topeka, Kan., native comes to Missouri State after a twoyear stay as a development associate with the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization at fellow Missouri Valley Conference member Wichita State. At WSU, Heflin was responsible for the recruitment of new donors and the solicitation of sponsorships, while assisting with the coordination of several department fundraising events. After completing his master’s degree in sport administration from Wichita State this past spring, Heflin completed a brief stint as an account executive with AEG/Sprint Center in Kansas City. Prior to coming to Wichita State, Heflin served as an intern in the athletics development office at the University of Miami (Fla.). A first-team All-Peach Belt Conference and all-region selection in baseball as a student-athlete, Heflin earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia College in 2008.

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Springfield native Randy Blackwood is entering his 28th year at Missouri State and his seventh as executive director of athletic and entertainment facilities. Blackwood earned his bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre from Missouri State in 1980. He has been involved in public assembly venue management since 1981, serving as the Fine Arts Auditorium Manager at the University of Georgia for four years before returning to his alma mater in 1984. During his tenure at MSU, Blackwood has been involved in the administration of Hammons Student Center and Plaster Sports Complex, including the last nine years as director of the two facilities. On July 1, 2005, he was named executive director of the University’s three top public venues, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Hammons Student Center, and Plaster Sports Complex. In 2008, Blackwood added another on-campus facility to the list of venues he oversees with the opening of JQH Arena. Blackwood is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM). He is also a member of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Blackwood resides in Springfield with his wife, Joyce OwenBlackwood.

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Dr. James Hutter begins his first year as faculty athletics representative and his 23rd overall at Missouri State in 2011. Hutter takes over the role of FAR after serving as vice-chair of MSU’s Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) in 2010-11. Hutter has been a faculty member for Missouri State’s William H. Darr School of Agriculture since completing his Ph.D. in agriculture education from the University of Minnesota in 1991. He has been recognized by MSU on several occasions with excellence in teaching and service awards and has served on numerous committees during his tenure at MSU, including a stint as chair of the University’s Professional Education Committee. Hutter graduated from Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education in 1984, then earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987. A native of nearby Miller, Mo., Hutter and his wife, Leslie, reside in Republic with their two sets of twins, Tate and Hayes, and Gibbs and Tess.

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Missouri State University (MSU) is committed to an intercollegiate athletics program which complements the mission of the University and operates in accordance with the principles and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As a member of various athletics conferences, MSU is committed to academic and athletics excellence, sound fiscal management practices, enhancement of the physical and educational welfare of student-athletes, equal opportunity, character development, principles of amateurism, as well as the fundamental values of sportsmanship, civility, and the common virtue of good citizenship.

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The Bears Fund is the annual fund-raising program for Missouri State intercollegiate athletics that was established in 1981 in conjunction with the move of MSU athletics to NCAA Division I status.  The fund’s name stands for “Building Excellence in Athletics through Recruiting and Scholarships,” and its impact on Missouri State Athletics has grown substantially throughout the 30 years of its existence. The 2010-11 drive netted over $2.75 million, marking the 23rd year in a row in which total contributions to The Bears Fund have gone beyond $1 million.  The fund is administered by the Missouri State University Foundation with additional input from coaching and administrative staff members in intercollegiate athletics.  Contributors of $50 or more during each year are recognized as members at various giving levels in The Bears Fund, and as such, receive benefits within the athletic program, including game program recognition, online athletics newsletter, and parking and postseason ticket considerations.  Bears Fund gifts may be earmarked for specific sports or general use and the money is used to enhance MSU athletics, particularly in the areas of scholarships and recruiting. Contributions may be cash, gifts in kind of goods or services, matching gifts from employers, bequests or life income trusts and honorary or memorial gifts.  An additional fund-raising event that’s a popular latesummer social event for MSU fans is the Missouri State Auction Benefiting Athletics. Held in August for each of the past 25 years, the auction has generated additional income for athletic uses with an evening of food, fun and entertainment.  Individuals and businesses donate goods or services for sale at the auction, and the income derived from that sale goes to intercollegiate athletics. Items available for purchase at the auction since it began in 1987 have included automobiles, a thoroughbred racehorse, country club memberships, advertising packages, travel opportunities including road trips with MSU athletic teams, furs, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and unique items such as the chance to join MSU coaches on the sidelines during varsity contests. Sixteen of the last seventeen auctions have netted more than $100,000 for MSU Athletics, and the 2010 auction raised more than $110,000.

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Highlighting the season were the Lady Bears nine victories over postseason qualifiers and the strongest non-conference finish (9-3) for a Missouri State team since the 2003-04 season. MSU reeled off wins in eight of its first 10 games, getting key victories over Lamar and Toledo in the Preseason WNIT, followed by a convincing decision over eventual WAC champion and NCAA Tournament-qualifier Louisiana Tech. December saw the Lady Bears catch fire, as victories against Eastern Michigan, Arkansas State, SIU Edwardsville and Saint Louis fueled a five-game win streak. Missouri State’s lone loss in the month

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of December came on the road against 20th-ranked Georgetown as part of an East Coast swing that saw MSU post wins over Coppin State and Morgan State. The dawn of the MVC season included several signs of growth for the Lady Bears. Picked to win the regular-season title, Missouri State won its first two games at home against Southern Illinois and Evansville before stumbling on the road at UNI. The Lady Bears responded to the loss with four straight victories, including three against clubs that would finish in the top half of the Valley standings. MSU cruised to wins over Bradley, Indiana State, Illinois State and Wichita State, taking each contest by double-digit margins. Despite the early success in conference play, the Lady Bears faced their toughest obstacle of the season in early February, dropping five of seven games in MVC play. A loss at Creighton started the slide, and back-to-back home setbacks to UNI and Bradley, followed by losses to Wichita State and Illinois State dropped MSU to 17-9 heading into the final stretch of the regular season. Once again, Missouri State got off the mat with solid all-around play to post another lengthy win streak. This time, the Lady Bears notched wins over Creighton and Drake to close out the home portion of the schedule, then swept Evansville and Southern Illinois to wrap up the regular season with a 21-9 record. The Lady Bears continued their hot streak at the MVC Tournament, recording their first two wins at the event since 2006 to advance to the championship game for a rematch with UNI. MSU’s bid for a 10th Valley Tournament title fell short, but a second straight consecutive trip to the WNIT awaited the Lady Bears. Hosting a first-round matchup with Rice, the Lady Bears went to work for an 11-point victory to earn their fifth victory against WNIT competition (Preseason and Postseason combined) in two years. The ride would end in the second round, however, as Arkansas escaped JQH Arena with a 65-64 decision after the Lady Bears rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit and narrlowly missed pulling out the win on their last possession of the game.

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Casey Garrison was named to the prestigious 2010-11 Naismith preseason watch list, the Atlanta Tip Off Club announced Nov. 9. Garrison was the unanimous preseason choice to repeat as Valley player of the year and was the lone MVC player chosen for the 50-player list. The Naismith Trophy is the most prestigious national award presented annually to college basketball’s player of the year. The watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2010-11 college basketball season.

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he Missouri State Lady Bears of fourth-year head coach Nyla Milleson posted their best win total in six years last winter, compiling a 24-11 record en route to second-place Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament finishes, as well as a second straight Women’s National Invitation Tournament appearance that culminated in a heartbreaking one-point loss to Arkansas in the second round. Nevertheless, the 2010-11 campaign was one of growth and progress for Milleson’s club. The Lady Bears broke a conference record for team rebounds, while making notable strides on the defensive end of the court. Additionally, junior guard Casey Garrison notched her third consecutive First-Team All-MVC nod, while sophomore Christiana Shorter was a Second-Team All-MVC pick, and sophomore Tia Mays was named the Valley’s top defensive player and newcomer. Furthermore, Karly Buer was chosen for the league’s All-Freshman Team after a

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The Lady Bears set a new Missouri Valley Conference record in their loss to UNI in the MVC Tournament, surpassing the league’s single-season record for team rebounds. Missouri State eclipsed Illinois State’s previous all-time mark of 1,427 team rebounds, concluding the year with 1,513 caroms.

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For the second straight year, the Lady Bears brought home an impressive haul of post-season honors. Four Missouri State Lady Bears were named to 2010-11 All-Missouri Valley Conference postseason teams, headlined by Casey Garrison’s third straight first-team all-conference selection. Additionally, Christiana Shorter was a second-team pick, while Karly Buer earned a spot on the All-Freshman squad and Tia Mays was tabbed for both MVC Newcomer and Defensive Player of the Year honors. Garrison’s selection to the first team marked the 21st time in the last 22 seasons a Lady Bear had been chosen for the Valley’s top team. The 6-0 guard became just the 18th three-time first-team honoree in Valley history and the fifth Lady Bear to accomplish the feat. The reigning MVC Player of the Year, Garrison led the Lady Bears in scoring (18.2 ppg) and assists (3.8 apg), ranking second and fourth in the conference, respectively. Garrison racked up four MVC Player of the Week honors and her .898 free throw percentage ranked fifth in Division I. The Lady Bears’ top scoring threat on the interior, Shorter was named to the Valley’s second team after leading the MVC in offensive rebounding, while ranking second in total rebounding and 12th in scoring. The Tulsa native accumulated nine doubledoubles on the year and already ranks fourth on the Lady Bears’ career list through just two seasons. Additionally, Lacey Boshe picked up secondteam MVC Scholar-Athlete honors for the second consecutive year, as well as College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District first-team recognition after maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA in cell and molecular biology and Spanish.

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The Lady Bears wrapped up this year’s MVC Tournament with a league-best 35-15 (.700) all-time mark in the event since the initial Gateway Conference meet in 1983. Missouri State has now played in 13 of the 21 tournament championship games since 1991 and is the only school to win the title four straight years (1991-94). Missouri State has won the tournament on nine previous occasions, with title wins in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006 to its credit. Missouri State now has all-time records of 1-3 in the opening round, 12-5 in the quarterfinals, 13-3 in the semifinals and 9-4 in championship games. MSU saw its four-game win streak in championship game appearances come to an end with its loss to UNI at this year’s tourney.

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Over the course of the conference season, the Lady Bears displayed two distinct personalities that can be clearly illustrated with a quick look at the numbers. In their 12 Valley wins, they scored an average of 75.8 points while holding the opposition to just 57.9 points for a scoring margin of +17.9 points. MSU also shot .420 from the field, and returning allconference performers Casey Garrison, Jaleshia Roberson and Christiana Shorter combined to average 44.4 points while shooting 188-of-425 (.442) as a group. Conversely, the trio scored 36.8 ppg and shot just .355 (72-of-203) in their six MVC losses, as the Lady Bears scored at a 60.5 ppg clip while giving up 72.5 points per outing. Most glaring is MSU’s three-point field goal percentage defense, which allowed just .266 shooting in the 12 victories, but .406 in the six losses.

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MVC’s single-season blocked shot list, passing Tammi Blackstone of Drake, who swatted 84 shots in 1998-99. She added two more blocks in MSU’s season-ending loss to Arkansas to bring her Missouri State-record total to 107, a figure good enough by itself for second on the Lady Bears’ career blocks chart. Mays became just the third Lady Bear to lead the conference in blocks, joining Zeilmann (1985 and 1987) and Breton Wyett (2007) in that exclusive club.

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Tia Mays made an immediate imprint in the Lady Bear record book in her first season at Missouri State. The 6-1 forward, who ranked 10th nationally in blocks per game, rejected two Bradley shots Feb. 4 to surpass Sharon Zeilmann’s 24-year-old MSU single-season school record. Mays posted eight of the top 15 single-game block totals in school history, including a Missouri State-record nine rejections in MSU’s 58-47 win over Arkansas State (Dec. 5). That effort broke Zeilmann’s single-game Lady Bear record and matched the all-time Missouri Valley Conference mark for blocks in a single game, held by UNI’s Cassie Hager. With four rejections against Indiana State (Feb. 10), Mays climbed to No. 3 on the

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With its victory over Eastern Michigan (Dec. 3), Missouri State became one of three Division I women’s programs to reach a substantial milestone the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5. The Lady Bears 72-57 win represented the 700th win in program history, making MSU the 30th Division I team to reach the plateau. Duke notched its 700th victory on Nov. 30 with a win over James Madison, and Kansas joined the 700-win club as well the following night with a lopsided win over Maine. The Lady Bears’ last two milestone victories came on the road; MSU reached the 600-win plateau on Feb. 26, 2004, with a 64-47 win at Illinois State, and joined the 500-victory club on Jan. 8, 2000, when it defeated Drake, 81-69, in Des Moines.

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2010-11 Lady Bear Honors Lacey Boshe CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Team MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award MVC Academic Honor Roll MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team Karly Buer All-MVC Freshman Team Lady Bear Prestige Award MVC Academic Honor Roll Casey Garrison All-MVC First Team MVC Player of the Week (N15, N22, J17, J31) Missouri State Most Valuable Player Christiana Shorter All-MVC Second Team MVC Player of the Week (J24) MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (J27) Regan Soldner MVC Academic Honor Roll Aly Stock Lady Bear Prestige Award MVC Academic Honor Roll Hannah Wilkerson MVC Academic Honor Roll Trish Marsh (Assoc. Head Coach) MVC Most Courageous Award

20 Again

With their win at Evansville on March 3, the Lady Bears recorded their 20th victory of the season, marking the second straight year they have reached the plateau. Missouri State’s 24 wins marked its highest total under head coach Nyla Milleson, whose 67 victories is the second-highest total for any MSU women’s coach through four seasons. Missouri State’s 20-win season was its 16th in 42 years of varsity competition. In the 14 seasons it has reached the 20-win mark since joining the Division I ranks in 1982-83, MSU has advanced to the postseason on each occasion.

Nifty 50

It was a banner winter unlike nearly all others before it for the Missouri State men’s and women’s basketball squads, as the Lady Bears (24-11) and Bears (26-9) combined to total 50 wins for just the second time in school history. After registering runner-up finishes at their respective MVC Tournamaments, both programs advanced to postseason play for the second straight year. The MSU men wrapped up the campaign just two wins shy of an all-time program high for victories in a season. The only previous instance in which the two teams combined to top the 50-win mark came during the Lady Bears’ first Final Four season of 199192, when the men went 23-9 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The MSU women, meanwhile, reeled off 21 straight wins to set a program standard that still stands with a 31-3 record en route to a national semifinal appearance in Los Angeles.


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Percentages: FG-.408, FT-.789, 3FG-.375, 6-16 (Garrison 4-5, Malone 0-3, Roberson 0-2, Buer 0-1, Wilkerson 2-4, Edie 0-1). Halftime: LU 34, MSU 31. Att: 3,063. Officials: Scott Starkey, Dawn Weaver, Jeff Faulconer.

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Christiana Shorter 20 2-5 5-8 Lacey Boshe 18 0-6 2-2 Casey Garrison 37 6-16 6-7 Jasmine Malone 28 1-8 2-4 Karly Buer 17 2-4 2-2 Hannah Wilkerson 15 1-4 0-0 Whitney Edie 3 0-1 0-0 Kendra Roberts 23 3-8 1-4 Tia Mays 29 5-8 4-4 Regan Soldner 8 0-0 0-0 Aly Stock 2 0-1 0-0 Team

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200 34-64 7-14 34 24 12 24 82

Percentages: FG-.531, FT-.500, 3FG-.412, 7-17 (Hampton 0-2, Quigley 2-4, Martin 1-2, Threatt 2-3, Juergens 0-1, Mulchrone 1-1, Oritz 1-4).

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Christiana Shorter 24 3-8 0-2 Lacey Boshe 24 4-7 2-4 Casey Garrison 28 12-20 5-5 Jasmine Malone 30 6-19 0-0 Karly Buer 24 2-7 4-4 Hannah Wilkerson 7 2-5 4-4 Whitney Edie 8 0-3 0-0 Desiree Phillips 3 0-0 0-0 Kendra Roberts 24 2-4 0-0 Jaleshia Roberson 5 0-2 0-0 Tia Mays 11 0-0 0-0 Regan Soldner 9 0-1 0-0 Aly Stock 3 0-0 0-0 Team

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Percentages: FG-.328, FT-.583, 3FG-.200, 4-20 (Whittaker 0-1, Loyd 1-4, Plumley 3-9, Green 0-3, Mock 0-1, Henderson 0-2).

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Monique Whittaker 18 1-4 1-2 4 0 0 5 3 Trashanna Smith 36 4-7 0-0 12 1 1 2 8 Kalis Loyd 29 4-11 3-8 7 3 0 2 12 Jenna Plumley 39 5-17 5-5 7 1 2 3 18 Ang Green 22 1-6 1-3 2 0 0 2 3 Gia Ayers 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Chantelle Brockett 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Brateicka Mock 13 1-6 2-2 1 0 1 1 4 Jennifer Hicks 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Adrianne Meengs 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Francesca Bellatin 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 Danielle Heithoff 22 4-7 2-4 7 1 1 0 10 Jasmin Henderson 13 0-5 0-0 2 1 0 2 0 Team 9

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Behind Casey Garrison’s 32 points, the Lady Bears held off a furious second-half rally by home-standing Toledo to notch a 73-69 win over the Rockets in a Preseason WNIT consolation game at Savage Arena. Garrison scored 17 straight points for MSU late in the game to help the Lady Bears snap Toledo’s 14-game home win streak. With the score tied at 53-53, Garrison’s jumper with 8:00 left on the clock started the game-deciding run for MSU, in which the junior guard personally outscored the Rockets 14-5. Her threepointer one minute later gave the Lady Bears a five-point cushion and she would connect from long range again with 3:53 to play to make it a 65-58 ball game. Garrison finished her offensive flurry with five free throws in six attempts in the final 4:40 of the contest to erase any doubt about the outcome. The victory for the Lady Bears was very much in doubt in the moments leading up to Garrison’s outburst, however. Toledo erased a 13-point halftime deficit over the first eight minutes of the second stanza, as Courtney Ingersoll sparked UT’s long-range attack with a pair of threes and 10 points in the same span. Her shooting sparked a UT long-range attack that sputtered in the game’s first 20 minutes, going 0-for-6 from beyond the arc. Melissa Goodall also came up big for UT in the second half, totaling eight of her 13 second-half points in the first 10:23 to help the Rockets reclaim the lead. Her free throw with 11:54 to play knotted the score at 46-46 and she scored in the paint one minute later to hand UT its first lead since the 13-minute mark of the first half. The Rockets stretched the lead to four on a pair of Naama Shafir free throws before two Garrison free throws and five straight points from Christiana Shorter put MSU back on top with 8:28 left on the clock. Goodall’s layup knotted the score on UT’s ensuing possession, but Garrison took over from that point, going 4-of-5 from the field over a six-and-a-half minute period to stretch the Lady Bear lead back to nine. Garrison, who also pulled down seven rebounds and recorded a game-high four steals, totaled 21 points after intermission. Missouri State used a stifling defense and some sharp-shooting to build a commanding 42-29 halftime lead. The Lady Bear defense held UT to just .259 shooting and forced 11 Rocket turnovers, while MSU connected on 5-of-7 three-point attempts. Freshman Karly Buer accounted for three of those long-range buckets to total 13 points in the opening period. Buer totaled 15 for the Lady Bears and Shorter finished just one board shy of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Visiting DePaul used a strong defensive effort and a balanced offensive attack to get by Missouri State, 82-66, in Preseason WNIT quarterfinal round action at JQH Arena. Led by five players in double figures, the Blue Demons connected on 53.1 percent of their field goal attempts, blocked 10 shots and limited MSU to .328 shooting. After Missouri State nearly erased a 12-point deficit late in the first half, DePaul outscored the Lady Bears 11-3 over the final 2:31 of the period to take control of the contest for good and head to the locker room with a 46-35 advantage. The Blue Demons hit on six of 13 shots from beyond the three-point arc over the game’s first 20 minutes to build their lead, as Sam Quigley led the way with 11 of her 16 points on the night. DePaul pushed its lead to 13 on Felicia Chester’s field goal early in the second, but Missouri State would make another push to cut into the margin. Casey Garrison nailed the Lady Bears’ first three of the game with 18:06 to play to make it a 10-point game, and Hannah Wilkerson followed suit two minutes later to pull MSU to within 50-43. But that would be as close as the Lady Bears would get the rest of the way, as China Threatt converted a jumper and Quigley scored off a steal by Chester to extend the lead to double digits for good. After going 18-for-35 (.514) from the field, including 6-of-13 (.462) from beyond the arc, in the opening half, the Blue Demons were even better in the second stanza., They would hit shoot .552 (16-of-29) after intermission to eliminate any doubt about the outcome of the contest. Quigley and Threatt would combine for 12 of DPU’s 24 assists and share high-scoring honors with 16 points apiece. Mays led the MSU charge in the first half with 12 of her careerhigh 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting and a 4-for-4 effort from the foul line. Garrison would wrap up the night with a game-high 20 points, while Mays added eight boards to help the Lady Bears outrebound the Blue Demons by a 45-34 margin.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — After a sluggish start, the Lady Bears kicked their offense into high gear to run away with an 83-60 decision over Lamar in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT and the season-opener for both clubs at JQH Arena. Junior guard Casey Garrison torched the visitors for 33 points-26 of which came in the second half-as MSU outscored the Cardinals 27-4 over an eightminute stretch to seize control of the contest. Garrison-who also recorded a game-high six assists and a teamhigh eight rebounds-accounted for 13 points during the key run. The Lady Bears shot .488 (20-of-41) from the floor in the second half, while forcing 16 turnovers and holding the Cardinals to just 7-of-30 (.233) shooting after the break. Like most of her Lady Bear teammates, Garrison spent most of the first half trying to shake off the rust, going just 1-for-8 over the first 17:56. But the Naismith Trophy candidate converted her first three-point field goal attempt of the season with just over two minutes to play in the half to kick off a stretch that would see her knock down 10 straight shots from the floor. She would finish the night 12-of-20 from the field, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, to notch her fourth career 30+ point game. Garrison was joined in double figures by three of her teammates, as Jasmine Malone contributed 12 points and eight boards, and Lacey Boshe and Hannah Wilkerson chipped in 10 points apiece. Despite the lopsided final margin, the Lady Bears had to dig themselves out of a sizable hole, as Lamar used a 14-3 run over a five-and-a-half minute span to take its largest lead of the night at 32-18. But that’s when MSU got off the deck, as a pair of Wilkerson free throws with 3:20 to go initiated a 13-2 outburst to close the stanza. Garrison wasted little time pulling the Lady Bears even, draining her second trey of the night on MSU’s first possession of the second half. The junior then sank a pair of free throws moments later to give the Lady Bears their first lead of the contest. MSU would cruise to victory from that point, scoring 23 of the first 31 points of the half to increase the margin to 12 points with just under 12 minutes left. Garrison would go a combined 13-for-13 from the floor and charity stripe in the half before finally misfiring on a field goal attempt with 3:46 to play. The Lady Bears would stretch their lead to as many as 24 late in the game, outscoring the Cardinals by a final margin of 52-26 in the second half.

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Preseason WNIT November 15, 2010 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

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November 30, 2010 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

December 3, 2010 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State dominated the interior and limited Louisiana Tech to just 31.8 percent shooting to come away with a 62-53 victory over the Lady Techsters at JQH Arena. MSU out-rebounded LA Tech, 54-41, and out-scored the visitors by 3216 margin in the paint to post its third victory of the season over a 2010 postseason qualifier. Casey Garrison led the Lady Bears with 15 points, and Regan Soldner pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds off the MSU bench. Lady Bear reserves would play a key role all afternoon, combining for 26 boards and out-scoring LA Tech’s bench, 23-7. The contest’s defining moments came as the Lady Bears turned a six-point deficit into a nine-point lead with a 21-6 offensive spurt encompassing the final 5:47 of the first half and the first 3:58 of the second. Karly Buer scored the final five points of the first half and the first two for MSU coming out of the break to put the Lady Bears ahead for good. In all, the freshman accounted for 10 points during the key run and totaled a team-high four assists for the game. Missouri State (3-1) twice expanded its lead to 11 in the second period, but the Lady Techsters wouldn’t go quietly. After a Whitney Edie basket at the 6:58 mark stretched the Lady Bear lead to 51-40, LA Tech went on a 10-2 run of its own. Jasmine Bendolph drained a three-pointer to start the run, and Tarkeisha Wysinger-Mackey hit another to end it, drawing LTU to within 53-50 with 3:25 left on the clock. But MSU came right back with a Kendra Roberts fast-break bucket, and a pair of free throws from Garrison to create a little breathing room. Another three-this time by Angie Felton-cut the Lady Bear lead back to four points with 48 seconds to go. But those would prove to be the last points of the afternoon for the Lady Techsters. MSU would salt away the victory by going 5-of-6 from the foul line in the last 44 seconds of play. Missouri State took a 31-26 lead into intermission, as Buer scored 10 of her 13 points in the opening period to spark the Lady Bear offense. Buer went 4-of-8 from the field to help MSU overcome the 15 first-half points of LA Tech’s Adrienne Johnson. The victory was made possible by a staunch MSU defense that held LA Tech to just 21-of-66 shooting from the field, including a 7-of-26 (.269) showing from beyond the arc.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Oral Roberts used a late rally and 29 points from All-America candidate Kevi Luper to knock off the Missouri State Lady Bears, 75-66, at JQH Arena. Luper scored 19 points in the second half and set an arena record with seven steals to help the Golden Eagles snap a five-game losing streak. Trailing 60-55 with just under nine minutes to play, ORU seized control of the contest by scoring 11 of the next 13 points. MSU would go three and-a-half minutes without a point and hit just two of its final 14 field goal attempts while committing seven turnovers in the final 8:35 of play. Luper, who went 11-of-21 from the floor overall, hit on seven of 10 field goal tries after intermission to lead the ORU charge. The Golden Eagles took advantage of some Lady Bear charity, converting 24-of-28 free throw attempts on the night, including 21-of-25 in the second half to ultimately seal the outcome of the game. Playing the majority of the game without Naismith Player of the Year candidate Casey Garrison due to injury, the Lady Bears were able to hang tough throughout the contest due in large part to some hot shooting from the perimeter. MSU was spot-on from long range in the opening half, connecting on 7-of-14 three-point attempts to help overcome 13 turnovers in the period and take a 38-32 lead into the break. The Lady Bears would push their lead to as many as 10 points early in the second half, again due largely to their three-point shooting. Roberson hit from beyond the arc again on MSU’s first possession of the period, and Buer did likewise one minute later. MSU claimed a 46-36 lead-its biggest of the night-on a Mays layup with 18:23 to play. ORU once again clawed back, scoring 12 of the next 15 points, and pulling to within one on two different occasions before a Luper three at the 12:24 mark evened things up at 55-55. MSU appeared to recover, reclaiming a five-point lead behind another Roberson three and an inside bucket by Whitney Edie. But the Golden Eagles surged from that point, scoring seven of the next nine points to tie it up at 62-62, then taking the lead for the first time (and for good) on two Staci Davis free throws with 4:22 left on the clock. When it was all said and done, ORU would out-score the Lady Bears 20-6 over the last 8:53.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Behind a strong defensive effort and a recordsetting performance on the boards, the Missouri State Lady Bears built a 24-point first-half lead over visiting Eastern Michigan and never looked back in a 72-57 victory at JQH Arena. Jasmine Malone and Christiana Shorter posted double-doubles in leading the Lady Bear offense and helping MSU finish with a 60-33 advantage in total rebounds in becoming the 30th Division I women’s program to reach the 700-victory plateau. Missouri State held the Eagles to .262 (17-of-65) shooting, marking a season low for a Lady Bear opponent. Additionally, MSU’s +27 rebound margin represented a JQH Arena record. The Lady Bears never trailed, racing out to a 17-3 lead in just over seven minutes of play, before pushing their cushion to 24 points with just over three minutes to go in the opening half. After misfiring on their first two three-point attempts, the Lady Bears nailed their next four long-range shots. Jaleshia Roberson connected on her first three-point try with 14:14 to play, making it a 14-3 MSU lead. Malone followed suit 31 seconds later, then sank a pair of free throws on the ensuing MSU possession to stretch the margin to 19-5. After a Tavelyn James basket for EMU, Roberson dialed it up from long distance again with 11:49 left to push the Lady Bear lead to 15 points. She would strike again at the 8:36 mark to start a 15-4 spurt that would ultimately hand MSU its largest lead of the game at 39-15 with just over three minutes remaining in the half. The MSU defense and the Lady Bears’ work on the glass played a starring role in the lopsided half. The Lady Bears would hold the Eagles without a field goal for the first five-and-a-half minutes of the game and just six makes from the floor in 29 first-half attempts altogether. MSU set the tone for the contest on the boards as well, heading into the break with a 32-11 advantage in total rebounds. The Eagles recovered enough to score six of the final eight points of the half to pull back to within 41-22 at intermission. Malone totaled 13 of her team-high 18 points in the opening period, and Roberson went 3-of-6 from beyond the three-point arc to pace a balanced MSU offense that hit on 48.4 percent of its field goal attempts. EMU would break from the locker room on a roll, getting five straight points from James to draw to within 14 in less than two minutes of second-half play. MSU thwarted the visitors rally with a 12-2 run, highlighted by nine combined points from Shorter and Tia Mays, and punctuated by a Casey Garrison three-pointer with 15:51 to go that made it a 24-point game once again.

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Percentages: FG-.318, FT-.333, 3FG-.269, 7-26 (WysingerMackey 1-3, Johnson 1-4, Jones 3-8, Bendolph 1-6, Vucinic 0-1, Felton 1-4). Missouri State (62) min

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S. Bramble-Donaldson 14 2-7 0-0 5 1 0 2 4 T. Wysinger-Mackey 32 2-8 2-6 6 0 1 5 7 Adrienne Johnson 39 8-14 2-2 12 0 4 3 19 Whitney Jones 36 4-15 0-2 5 2 2 2 11 Jasmine Bendolph 31 2-11 0-0 3 7 2 3 5 Kiara Young 8 0-1 0-0 2 1 0 2 0 Jelena Vucinic 6 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 Martina Holloway 9 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Angie Felton 17 1-5 0-0 3 1 0 1 3 Tavasha Anderson 8 1-2 0-2 2 2 0 1 2 Team 3

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Christiana Shorter 16 1-3 2-4 5 1 2 3 4 Lacey Boshe 13 3-6 0-0 1 0 3 0 6 Hannah Wilkerson 15 1-5 0-0 3 0 0 0 2 Casey Garrison 34 4-9 7-7 8 2 1 1 15 Karly Buer 32 5-12 2-5 6 4 1 3 13 Whitney Edie 3 1-2 0-0 2 0 0 1 2 Desiree Phillips 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Kendra Roberts 27 3-8 1-3 6 3 1 0 7 Jaleshia Roberson 10 0-4 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 Tia Mays 28 2-7 1-1 8 1 0 2 5 Regan Soldner 20 2-5 2-3 13 1 1 1 6 Team 2

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200 22-61 17-25 54 13 10 12 62

Percentages: FG-.361, FT-.680, 3FG-.111, 1-9 (Garrison 0-1, Buer 1-2, Roberson 0-3, Roberts 0-2). Halftime: MSU 31, LA Tech 26. Att: 3,064. Officials: Scott Starkey, Erika Herriman, Randy Robertson.

ORU (75)

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Savanna Buck 25 1-3 7-8 3 1 2 3 9 Kevi Luper 36 11-21 4-4 5 1 7 4 29 Jordan Pyle 36 5-10 7-8 12 1 5 1 17 Georgia Jones 22 3-10 0-0 2 2 1 2 8 Jaci Bigham 31 2-13 3-4 6 2 2 4 7 Priscila Cergol 14 1-2 0-0 1 1 0 1 2 Christian Key 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Dominique Allen 29 0-1 1-2 8 0 1 2 1 Staci Davis 2 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 2 Team 2 Totals

200 23-60 24-28 40 8 19 17 75

Percentages: FG-.383, FT-.857, 3FG-.227, 5-22 (Jones 2-9, Luper 3-8, Bigham 0-3, Buck 0-1, Cergol 0-1). Missouri State (66) min

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Christiana Shorter 21 5-7 2-4 Lacey Boshe 12 0-1 0-0 Casey Garrison 11 1-2 0-0 Jasmine Malone 28 2-7 0-0 Jaleshia Roberson 27 4-14 0-0 Hannah Wilkerson 17 4-10 0-0 Whitney Edie 13 3-7 0-0 Karly Buer 30 3-11 1-2 Kendra Roberts 8 0-2 0-1 Jacque Griggs 18 0-3 1-2 Tia Mays 10 2-3 0-0 Regan Soldner 20 1-3 0-0 Aly Stock 3 0-0 0-0 Team Totals

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200 25-67 4-8 44 18 5 20 66

Percentages: FG-.373, FT-.500, 3FG-.375, 12-32 (Malone 2-6, Roberson 4-11, Buer 3-5, Wilkerson 2-7, Edie 1-2, Roberts, 0-1). Halftime: MSU 38, ORU 32. Att: 2,777. Officials: Felicia Grinter, Charles Carroll, Nick Marshall.

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Kristin Thomas 18 0-2 0-2 Paige Redditt 35 1-4 5-7 Sydney Huntley 34 3-21 2-2 Cassie Schrock 34 0-7 3-4 Tavelyn James 30 10-23 6-6 Raina Spencer 11 1-4 0-2 Tara Johnson 4 0-0 0-0 Natachia Watkins 3 0-0 0-0 Desyree Thomas 3 0-0 0-0 De’Ja Wills 16 0-1 2-2 Olivia Fouty 7 0-0 0-0 India Hairston 5 2-3 0-0 Team Totals

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Percentages: FG-.262, FT-.720, 3FG-.217, 5-23 (James 3-9. Huntley 1-9, Spencer 1-3, Schrock 0-2). Missouri State (72) min

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Christiana Shorter 31 4-5 7-11 15 2 2 3 15 Tia Mays 24 2-6 5-6 6 1 0 4 9 Lacey Boshe 6 1-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 2 Casey Garrison 31 3-11 5-7 9 6 1 2 12 Jasmine Malone 33 6-9 4-4 10 2 1 3 18 Karly Buer 25 2-6 0-0 6 1 0 2 25 Hannah Wilkerson 3 0-2 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 Desiree Phillips 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Kendra Roberts 4 0-2 0-0 1 0 0 1 0 Jaleshia Roberson 21 4-10 0-0 1 0 1 2 12 Regan Soldner 8 0-1 0-0 1 2 0 1 0 Aly Stock 11 0-1 0-0 2 1 0 0 0 Team 7 Totals

200 22-55 21-30 60 15 5 20 72

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.700, 3FG-.368, 7-19 (Garrison 1-4, Malone 2-4, Roberson 4-8, Wilkerson 0-2, Roberts 0-1). Halftime: MSU 41, EMU 22. Att: 3,232. Officials: Lisa Mattingly, Doug Knight, Ken Davis.

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200 28-60 8-16 52 10 11 16 68

Percentages: FG-.467, FT-.500, 3FG-.333, 4-12 (Garrison 0-1, Malone 1-3, Wilkerson 0-2, Phillips 2-2, Roberson 1-4). Halftime: MSU 27, SIUE 17. Att: 3,004. Officials: Scott Starkey, Jeff Faulconer, Larry Hare.

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Lorreal Jones 24 3-10 3-6 Mallory Eggert 12 3-4 3-3 Ayriell Robinson 25 1-10 0-0 Janisha Gearlds 37 5-13 6-8 Ashley Hanlen 22 3-7 0-0 Jacy Bradley 26 2-8 0-0 Nicole Johnson 13 0-3 0-0 Abby Willis 15 0-0 0-0 Jenna Mueller 4 0-0 0-0 Kathryn Hester 22 3-12 0-0 Team Totals

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200 20-67 12-17 43 13 3 15 57

Percentages: FG-.299, FT-.706, 3FG-.357, 5-14 (Hanlen 3-6, Robinson 1-4, Bradley 0-2, Gearlds 1-1, Hester 0-1). Halftime: MSU 26, SLU 23. Att: 197. Officials: Nick Marshall, Kelly Dennis, Missy Brooks.

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Percentages: FG-.373, FT-.667, 3FG-.222, 4-18 (Garrison 1-4, Malone 2-4, Roberson 0-4, Buer 1-4, Wilkerson 0-1, Roberts 0-1). Halftime: MSU 41, ASU 22. Att: 3,039. Officials: Greg Small, Eric Baker, Debbie Adams.

Christiana Shorter 26 4-8 1-5 8 Tia Mays 19 2-2 0-0 10 Casey Garrison 29 6-14 3-3 5 Jasmine Malone 33 7-13 1-1 6 Karly Buer 14 0-2 0-2 3 Hannah Wilkerson 6 0-2 2-3 0 Whitney Edie 5 1-1 0-0 3 Desiree Phillips 6 2-3 0-0 3 Kendra Roberts 13 1-2 0-0 1 Jaleshia Roberson 20 2-6 0-0 2 Regan Soldner 12 0-1 1-2 6 Aly Stock 6 1-1 0-0 1 Lacey Boshe 11 2-2 0-0 3 Team 1

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Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.538, 3FG-.167, 2-12 (Malone 1-5, Garrison 1-5, Buer 0-2).

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Christiana Shorter 27 5-8 2-4 7 0 2 3 12 Lacey Boshe 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Tia Mays 32 4-7 0-2 11 1 1 3 8 Casey Garrison 37 4-15 6-7 3 3 1 1 15 Jasmine Malone 25 3-6 0-0 5 2 0 4 8 Karly Buer 22 3-10 0-0 3 1 1 2 7 Hannah Wilkerson 8 1-2 0-0 0 1 0 1 2 Kendra Roberts 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Jaleshia Roberson 22 2-7 2-2 3 4 0 3 6 Regan Soldner 9 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 Aly Stock 10 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 2 0 Team 7

200 13-62 8-15 39 10 5 19 39

Percentages: FG-.210, FT-.533, 3FG-.333, 5-15 (Hill 2-7, Duncan 2-4, Meade 1-3, Finnin 0-1).

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Christiana Shorter 29 9-15 1-2 12 0 0 3 19 Tia Mays 28 2-8 3-7 11 4 2 4 7 Casey Garrison 36 9-20 0-0 6 5 0 2 19 Jasmine Malone 33 6-13 0-0 3 1 1 2 13 Karly Buer 21 0-4 0-0 3 5 0 0 0 Hannah Wilkerson 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Whitney Edie 0+ 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Desiree Phillips 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Kendra Roberts 16 1-5 3-4 1 1 0 3 5 Jaleshia Roberson 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Regan Soldner 9 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 1 0 Aly Stock 7 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 Lacey Boshe 8 2-4 0-0 2 0 0 0 4 Team 9

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Shania Hurst 38 5-16 7-7 4 Sherina Scott 35 4-11 5-8 18 Jazmine Taylor 37 0-2 1-2 6 Quinishia McDowell 35 2-15 1-2 4 Andi Watson 8 0-1 0-0 2 Jane Morrill 11 1-5 0-0 1 Meghan Lewis 10 1-3 2-2 0 Jasmine Taylor 9 1-3 0-0 0 Breaunna Ellison 15 0-3 1-2 3 LaWanda Clayborn 1 0-2 0-0 0 Mekena Randle 1 0-1 0-0 0 Team 9

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Raven Berry 20 5-14 1-3 10 0 1 2 11 Melia Duncan 30 3-9 0-0 3 1 1 2 8 Sydney Stahlberg 22 0-3 0-0 6 1 1 4 0 Madison Meade 20 1-5 1-2 0 1 1 1 4 Jazmin Hill 30 2-11 2-2 2 4 0 2 8 Amanda Ledbetter 14 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 1 0 Valerie Finnin 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Courtney Kenner 16 0-1 0-0 1 1 0 3 0 Michaela Herrod 25 1-13 4-8 8 1 0 3 6 Allyssa Decker 14 1-5 0-0 2 0 1 2 2 Whitney Champlin 5 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 Team 6

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ST. LOUIS — The Missouri State Lady Bears outscored Saint Louis 19-8 over the first 10 minutes of the second half to seize control of a tight defensive battle, leading to an eventual 67-57 win over the Billikens at Chaifetz Arena. Casey Garrison and Christiana Shorter combined for 26 points in the second half as the Lady Bears shot .500 from the floor and outrebounded the Billikens 28-16 after the break to run their win streak to four games. After taking a slim 26-23 lead into halftime, the Lady Bears hiked their advantage to as many as 14 points in the opening minutes of the second stanza, as Shorter scored 47 seconds into the half before Jasmine Malone tallied five straight points for MSU, including the Lady Bears’ first three-pointer of the afternoon with 17:11 remaining on the clock. Shorter then converted a three-point play, and Malone hit a short jumper on the left baseline to stretch the lead to 10 points. After a three-pointer from Ashley Hanlen briefly sliced the margin to seven points, MSU scored seven unanswered points to take a 45-31 lead with 10:19 to play. SLU (4-6) would chip away at the lead, getting threes from Hanlen and Janisha Gearlds to pull to within 49-43 by the 7:50 mark. But Garrison would take over, scoring eight straight and 11 of 13 points for MSU over a five-minute span to put the Lady Bears in control for good. The junior guard’s biggest shot of the day came at the 5:56 mark, when she calmly canned a three-pointer from just left of the top of the key to give MSU a 10-point lead. That shot answered Hanlen’s third triple of the half just 12 seconds earlier that had made it a 55-48 ball game. The Lady Bears would extend their lead to as many as 18 points, before SLU scored the final eight points of the contest. Defense was the name of the game in the first half, as the Lady Bears limited the Billikens to just 9-of-34 (.265) shooting to take the three-point lead into intermission. MSU used a 16-5 run to overcome an early five-point deficit, despite connecting on just 33.3 percent of its field goal attempts. Missouri State broke out of the gate behind Garrison’s six points in the first three minutes of the contest to build a 6-0 lead. But Saint Louis responded with an 11-0 run over a three-and-a-half minute stretch, keyed by Lorreal Jones’s seven points, to claim a five-point edge. That’s when the Lady Bears went to work, getting a basket in the paint from Lacey Boshe at the 13-minute mark to start their critical scoring run. MSU would have to wait nearly three minutes for its next bucket, but SLU would need even longer than that to score its next points. The Lady Bear defense held the Billikens without a point for nearly six minutes, allowing MSU to retake the lead. Garrison and Shorter shared high-scoring honors with 19 points apiece, and Shorter hauled in a game-high 12 rebounds. Gearlds led SLU with a career-high 17 points.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri State Lady Bears used another record-setting defensive effort and a late offensive spurt to run away with a 68-39 victory over SIU Edwardsville at JQH Arena. MSU held the Cougars to just .210 shooting and closed the game on a 34-11 run to wrap up its longest home stand of the season on a three-game win streak. The 13-of-62 shooting performance by the Cougars (2-7) marked the third straight game in which the Lady Bears (6-2) held the opposition to an all-time JQH Arena-low field goal percentage. The visitor’s 39 points was also an arena low and the fewest allowed by a Missouri State team since a 72-33 win over Saint Louis on Jan. 1, 2004. Jasmine Malone keyed Missouri State’s second-half attack with 12 of her game-high 16 points. The Lady Bears also got 15 points from Casey Garrison, as well as a 10-rebound, six-block effort from Tia Mays. Despite 13 turnovers from its offense, Missouri State limited the Cougars to just 18.2 percent shooting and out-rebounded SIUE by a 31-17 margin over the game’s first 20 minutes to take a 27-17 lead into intermission. MSU used its defense to grab the lead early, holding the Cougars scoreless for the first five minutes of the contest. While SIUE was misfiring on its first 13 field goal attempts, Garrison converted her first three tries from the floor to stake the Lady Bears to a 6-0 advantage. After Melia Duncan connected on a short jumper in the lane for SIUE’s first points of the night with 14:55 to play in the half, MSU would score 11 of the next 13 points over a five-minute stretch to build its largest lead of the half at 17-4. But Duncan would drain a three-pointer to kick-start the Cougar offense and open up an 11-2 run that would draw the visitors back to within four points with just over four minutes remaining on the clock. Garrison would come up big again, converting an old-fashioned three-pointer after tracking down her own miss and drawing a foul at the 3:00 mark to push the MSU lead back to nine points. A Mays layup with 1:10 left would account for the final points of the half, sending the Lady Bears into the break with a 10-point cushion. A Garrison lay-in and a Malone three-point play in the opening minutes of the second stanza pushed the MSU lead to 12, but the Cougars would respond with a 5-0 spurt moments later to cut their deficit to just 34-28 with 15 minutes to play. The Lady Bear offense would come alive at that point, getting a Malone basket with 14:48 left on the clock, followed by Aly Stock’s first points of the season on an 18-foot jumper on the ensuing possession to reclaim a double-digit advantage. The two clubs traded blows until a Christiana Shorter bucket started an 18-3 run that effectively sealed the Cougars fate.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri State Lady Bears used a critical first-half scoring run to build an insurmountable advantage over Arkansas State, as MSU improved to 3-1 on its current home stand with a 58-47 victory over the Red Wolves. Sparked by a school-record nine blocked shots from sophomore Tia Mays, the Lady Bear defense was key in the win, holding ASU to .226 shooting. MSU’s defensive effort limited the Red Wolves to just 14-of-62 shooting from the field, marking the lowest single-game percentage for a Lady Bear opponent during Nyla Milleson’s 100-game tenure as head coach. ASU’s .226 percentage also represented the lowest for a Missouri State opponent since Jan. 22, 2004, when Texas Pan-American shot just .210 (13-of-62). Mays blocked seven shots in the first half alone, as MSU closed the opening stanza with a 29-9 run to take a 41-22 lead into intermission. Christiana Shorter was a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor to lead the Lady Bear offensive attack, which posted an efficient .500 (17-of-34) shooting effort from the floor in the period. The large halftime margin came despite a sluggish start for the Lady Bears, as ASU jumped out to an early advantage, scoring on its first three trips down the floor to take a 7-0 lead. The Lady Bears struggled in the early going, needing seven possessions to score their first points of the game. Jasmine Malone’s three from the right wing got the ball rolling for MSU, which would score the next seven points to draw even with the Red Wolves. After a Shay Scott temporarily gave ASU a two-point lead, Malone struck again from long range with 13:28 to play in the half, handing MSU its first lead of the afternoon. ASU (6-4) converted three straight field goal attempts to leapfrog the Lady Bears for a 13-12 lead, but MSU responded by reeling off eight unanswered points and 11 of the next 13 points overall to push their advantage to 23-14. After a Scott free throw drew ASU to within 27-19, MSU made its big move, running off 14 unanswered points to stretch its lead to 22 with just under one minute remaining. ASU made things interesting at the onset of the second half by scoring 10 of the first 12 points, while holding MSU to just 1-of-9 shooting over the first seven minutes of the period to cut the Lady Bear lead to 11. But Garrison scored the next five points—beginning with her first three of the day with 12:33 left—to start a 9-1 spurt that turned the tide for good. After Garrison knocked down a pair of free throws, Jaleshia Roberson and Hannah Wilkerson connected to extend the lead back to 19 points with just under nine minutes to play. Mays’s block of a Breaunna Ellison shot with 4:20 to play broke the 24-year-old record held by Sharon Zeilmann, who blocked eight shots on two different occasions in her Lady Bear career, the last of which came on Jan. 5, 1987 at Indiana State.

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Missouri State 67 Coppin State 61

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Missouri State 66 Morgan State 39

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December 19, 2010 ■ Washington, D.C. McDonough Arena

December 21, 2010 ■ Baltimore, Md. Hill Field House

BALTIMORE — Missouri State used a late scoring run and big performances from Casey Garrison and Jasmine Malone to come away with a 67-61 victory in a physical battle with Coppin State. Malone scored seven of her 18 points during a critical 12-2 run over the final four minutes of play to propel the Lady Bears to their fifth consecutive victory. Despite sustaining a cut above her right eye that required seven stitches to close, Garrison led Missouri State with 19 points, nine rebounds and three assists to help the Lady Bears overcome a 25-turnover night. MSU pulled out the hard-fought win by taking control of the game when it mattered most. CSU closed to within 55-54 less than five minutes after the Lady Bears had extended their lead to seven points, but Malone reeled off five straight points in a span of 37 seconds to spark MSU’s stretch run. Field goals by Garrison and Lacey Boshe sandwiched a CSU bucket, but Malone’s jumper at the 1:20 mark made it a 66-56, effectively sealing the victory for MSU. The rally for MSU came in the wake of a Coppin State rally that saw the Eagles nearly erase an 11-point Lady Bear lead. The Eagles hit on 13-of-20 free throw attempts in the first half, including 8-of-10 by Jeanine Manley, who totaled 16 points over the game’s first 20 minutes. Behind Manley’s efforts inside and at the charity stripe, CSU scored 16 of the final 23 points of the first period, then took their largest lead of the day with a 12-7 run to start the second half. Manley went 7-of-8 from the foul line over the last 50 seconds of the first half, then tallied six points over the first five minutes of the second to stake the Eagles to a 45-42 advantage. But Missouri State rallied to score 12 of the next 14 points to reclaim the lead for good. Garrison converted back-to-back baskets, and Jaleshia Roberson buried her thrd and final three of the game with 10:16 to play. Boshe then connected in traffic with nine minutes to play to stretch the margin to 54-47. But CSU got seven unanswered points from Leola Spotwood over a three-minute, 38-second stretch, the last two of which drew the Eagles to wihin one point with just 3:53 to play. Malone sank a pair of free throws just 16 seconds later, then stole the ball and drove three-quarters of the court to convert a three-point play after hitting a layup and drawing a foul.

WASHINGTON — Georgetown outscored Missouri State 15-4 over a five-minute stretch early in the second half to propel the 20th-ranked Hoyas to a 72-59 victory at McDonough Arena. Sugar Rodgers scored 16 of her game-high 20 points after intermission to key the Hoyas’ win. The win for the Hoyas (9-3) came via a strong defensive effort that held the Lady Bears to 17 field goals. GU also enjoyed a dominant performance on the blocks, finishing with a 48-30 advantage in rebounds and a 28-10 edge in points in the paint. But the deciding run saw the GU offense come to life after a lowkey first-half performance. The Hoyas would shoot .421 (16-of-38) from the field and convert 10-of-12 (.833) free throw attempts in the second half to salt away the victory. The first 20 minutes of the contest were a different story, as both clubs struggled to generate any semblance of a consistent offensive attack. Georgetown used a pair of 7-0 scoring runs over the first nine minutes of to build a double-digit lead before ultimately taking a 27-22 advantage into the halftime locker room. Missouri State (8-3) would chip away at an early 12-point GU lead behind a balanced offensive attack and a 7-of-8 (.875) showing at the charity stripe that would result in a 16-7 run that nearly saw MSU erase their deficit closing minutes. Jaleshia Roberson and Jasmine Malone each contributed a pair of buckets during the spurt, with Malone’s trey with 3:15 left on the clock pulling the Lady Bears to within 23-20. The Hoyas came back with back-to-back baskets by Samisha Powell and Andrea White to make it a seven-point game, before Hannah Wilkerson sank a pair of free throws with 1:12 remaining to account for the final halftime margin. Missouri State completed the comeback in the opening minutes of the second half, A three-pointer from Casey Garrison on the opening possession of the period preceded a 17-foot Karly Buer jumper that knotted the score at 27-all with an even 19 minutes left on the clock. But a three-pointer from McNutt with 18:30 left would spark GU’s key run that ultimately powered the Hoyas to a 42-31 advantage with just under 14 minutes to go. The Hoyas would another key trey from Wright and four points from Rodgers, before MSU would cut the lead down to seven midway through the half after getting threes from Malone and Wilkerson. Georgetown would respond with a 19-6 run that would stake the Hoyas to a 70-50 advantage-their largest lead of the day-in the closing minutes. It was during that stretch in which Rodgers would inflict her biggest damage, accounting for 10 points over a five-minute stretch, including back-to-back field goals to start the run, as well as a critical three with 4:56 to play that made it a 17-point game.

BALTIMORE — Missouri State held Morgan State scoreless for more than 11 minutes to take control of a back-and-forth game, cruising to a 66-39 victory at Hill Field House to wrap up its best non-conference finish in seven years. The Lady Bears’ 30-2 run, in which they outscored Morgan State 17-0 over the final six minutes of the first half, then started the second with a 13-2 spurt, was the difference, as MSU improved to 9-3 on the season. Christiana Shorter paced the Missouri State attack with her third double-double of the season, a 16-point, 10-rebound performance. Casey Garrison added 14 points and five assists, and Jasmine Malone tallied all 10 of her points in the first half to help MSU take control of the game for good. The Lady Bear defense keyed the critical run, as Morgan State (5-5) missed 23 consecutive field goal attempts over the 11-minute, 20-second period. For the night, MSU limited Morgan to just 14-of-72 (.194) shooting from the floor, which represents the second-lowest single-game shooting percentage for an opponent on record at Missouri State. Shorter and Malone combined for 13 points during the run, as the Lady Bears shot 50 percent from the floor in the opening stanza, while holding the home club to just .290 shooting. Missouri State was in control early in the contest, jumping out to a 7-2 lead after Malone canned her first three-pointer at the 16:26 mark. Karly Buer then added a short jumper and Lacey Boshe converted a basket in the paint to stake the Lady Bears to an 11-2 advantage. Morgan State responded with seven unanswered points to begin an 18-6 run that would ultimately hand the home team its first lead of the night. But that’s when MSU would make its move, getting three consecutive field goals from Shorter, followed by five straight points from Malone to retake the lead. The junior guard’s trey with 4:44 left on the clock made it a 24-20 game and her running bank shot 36 seconds later pushed the margin to six points. Whitney Edie added a field goal of her own before Shorter and Malone would convert one more time each from the floor. Finally, Garrison’s two free throws with 15 seconds to go capped the first half scoring. It was the same story at the onset of the second half, with the Lady Bears scoring 11 unanswered points over a four-minute span to build a 47-22 lead after trading baskets with Morgan to open the period. MSU would expand its advantage to as many as 29 points later in the half after Morgan would hit just one of 33 attempts altogether from the field over a 16-minute stretch. Sophomore Tia Mays set the tone for the MSU defense, officially swatting six Morgan shots to register her fourth game of five blocked shots or better on the season.

Christiana Shorter 21 2-2 1-4 Tia Mays 33 0-6 2-3 Casey Garrison 38 3-8 6-6 Jasmine Malone 35 5-10 3-4 Karly Buer 13 3-4 0-0 Hannah Wilkerson 11 1-2 2-2 Whitney Edie 16 1-6 1-2 Desiree Phillips 0+ 0-0 0-0 Kendra Roberts 14 0-2 2-2 Jaleshia Roberson 13 2-9 0-0 Regan Soldner 1 0-0 0-0 Aly Stock 0+ 0-0 0-0 Lacey Boshe 5 0-1 1-2 Team

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Percentages: FG-.404, FT-.667, 3FG-.350, 7-20 (Roberson 3-8, Garrison 3-7, Malone 1-5). Coppin State (61) min

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Tia Mays 26 0-3 2-4 Regan Soldner 19 1-3 1-2 Casey Garrison 28 6-13 4-4 Jasmine Malone 37 5-12 7-7 Karly Buer 8 0-3 0-0 Whitney Edie 17 1-2 3-8 Desiree Phillips 3 0-0 1-2 Kendra Roberts 15 1-1 0-0 Jaleshia Roberson 30 4-10 0-0 Aly Stock 2 0-1 0-0 Lacey Boshe 15 3-4 0-0 Team

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Kyra Coleman 13 1-3 0-0 Larissa Carter 28 0-6 3-4 Jeanine Manley 36 6-14 10-12 Ashle Craig 31 0-7 0-1 Leola Spotwood 30 8-14 1-2 Jessica Mayes 10 0-0 0-0 Jaleah Holsey 20 2-5 1-4 Shawntae Payne 11 1-3 0-0 Crystal Whittington 12 4-11 1-1 Dawnnae Roberts 9 0-3 0-0 Team

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200 22-66 16-24 42 10 12 22 61

Percentages: FG-.333, FT-.667, 3FG-.125, 1-8 (Spotwood 1-3, Craig 0-2, Holsey 0-1, Payne 0-1, Roberts 0-1). Halftime: MSU 35, CSU 33. Att: 224. Officials: Pualani Spurlock, Erika Herriman, Nate Walker.

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Percentages: FG-.340, FT-.720, 3FG-.368, 7-19 (Malone 3-6, Roberson 0-5, Buer 2-3, Garrison 1-3, Wilkerson 1-1, Roberts 0-1). Georgetown (93) min

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Tia Magee 27 3-9 1-1 8 3 0 2 7 Adria Crawford 20 1-5 1-2 0 0 1 2 3 Rubylee Wright 36 5-10 0-0 5 7 2 1 13 Sugar Rodgers 26 7-16 5-5 6 2 2 3 20 Monica McNutt 26 5-10 2-2 4 2 0 1 14 Andrea White 8 1-2 0-0 3 1 1 1 2 Tommacina McBride 13 3-5 1-2 3 0 3 1 7 Sydney Wilson 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Morgan Williams 19 0-3 0-0 1 2 1 2 0 Samisha Powell 8 1-1 0-0 1 0 0 2 2 Amanda Reese 3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanessa Moore 12 1-5 2-2 6 0 0 4 4 Team 11

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200 27-68 12-14 48 17 10 19 72

Percentages: FG-.397, FT-.857, 3FG-.300, 6-20 (Rodgers 1-8, McNutt 2-6, Wright 3-5, Williams 0-1). Halftime: GU 27, MSU 22. Att: 717. Officials: Wesley Dean, John Almarode, Diana DePaul.

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Christiana Shorter 29 7-10 2-2 10 Tia Mays 14 0-3 0-0 5 Casey Garrison 28 5-10 2-2 2 Jasmine Malone 26 4-8 0-0 6 Karly Buer 27 2-7 2-2 1 Whitney Edie 11 1-2 2-3 8 Desiree Phillips 11 1-5 0-0 2 Kendra Roberts 6 0-2 0-0 1 Jaleshia Roberson 19 1-4 0-0 3 Regan Soldner 6 0-0 0-0 0 Aly Stock 9 1-2 2-2 3 Lacey Boshe 14 3-6 1-2 5 Team 9

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Percentages: FG-.424, FT-.846, 3FG-.294, 5-17 (Garrison 2-4, Malone 2-3, Roberson 1-3, Buer 0-3,Phillips 0-2, Edie 0-1, Roberts 0-1). fg-a

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Theresa Davis 24 2-7 0-0 Erin Hawkins 29 1-10 0-0 Jamesia Smith 19 1-7 3-4 Brittany Noel 12 1-4 1-1 Brittany Dodson 28 2-10 2-2 Whitney Southerland 22 1-6 0-0 Briana Coardes 4 2-2 0-0 Mahala Thomas 12 0-5 0-0 Dakia Manning 13 3-7 0-2 DeKeisha Mathis 4 0-2 0-0 Moneshia Davis 13 0-4 0-0 Raquelle Jones 6 1-2 0-0 MyQueisha Bratton 14 0-6 1-2 Team

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Percentages: FG-.194, FT-.636, 3FG-.167, 4-24 (Hawkins 1-7, Bratton 0-3, Southerland 1-3, Smith 0-2, Noel 0-2, Coardes 2-2, Mathis 0-2, Davis 0-1, Dodson 0-1, Davis 0-1). Halftime: MSU 34, Morgan 20. Att: 76. Officials: T. Stewart, D. Humphrey, T. Cruse.


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200 29-78 19-27 55 16 15 13 82

Percentages: FG-.372, FT-.704, 3FG-.333, 5-15 (Roberson 4-8, Phillips 0-2, Malone 0-2, Garrison 0-1, Edie 0-1, Buer 1-1). Halftime: MSU 45, SIU 21. Att: 3,430. Officials: Cameron Inouye, Missy Brooks, Mark Steadman.

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Percentages: FG-.275, FT-.636, 3FG-.333, 9-27 (Falkenstein 0-1, Collins 1-4, Heck 3-7, Gillum 0-2, Bamberger 1-4, Ellerson 4-9). Halftime: UE 28, MSU 16. Att: 4073. Officials: Scott Starkey, Randy Robertson, Ken Davis.

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Percentages: FG-.419, FT-.917, 3FG-.286, 6-21 (Garrison 1-6, Malone 2-4, Roberson 2-6, Edie 0-2, Buer 1-3). UNI (80)

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Erin Brocka 37 1-6 4-6 Lizzie Boeck 31 6-13 5-6 Katelin Oney 26 1-4 3-4 Rachel Madrigal 34 5-8 2-2 Jacqui Kalin 34 5-13 4-4 Amber Kirschbaum 9 0-0 0-0 K.K. Armstrong 14 2-3 7-7 Mercedees Morgan 15 3-6 0-0 Team

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Percentages: FG-.434, FT-.862, 3FG-.474, 9-19 (Brocka 1-3, Boeck 2-2, Oney 0-2, Madrigal 3-3, Kalin 2-7, Armstrong 1-1, Morgan 0-1). Halftime: UNI 40, MSU 38. Att: 493. Officials: Carol Comanita, Scott Doberstein, Allyn Richardson.

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Christiana Shorter 24 5-9 4-7 Tia Mays 21 3-8 2-3 Casey Garrison 25 3-12 2-2 Jasmine Malone 29 4-13 6-6 Jaleshia Roberson 27 4-11 3-4 Whitney Edie 8 3-7 2-3 Desiree Phillips 6 0-2 0-0 Karly Buer 19 3-4 0-0 Kendra Roberts 14 0-1 0-0 Regan Soldner 5 1-2 0-0 Aly Stock 9 1-4 0-0 Lacey Boshe 13 2-5 0-2 Team

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — UNI closed both halves of Thursday’s Missouri Valley Conference matchup against the Missouri State Lady Bears with 12-2 scoring runs to turn the tide in a tight game and pull out an 80-69 victory at the McLeod Center. Lizzie Boeck scored 19 points to lead four Panthers in double figures and combined with Rachel Madrigal to go 5-of-5 from three-point range. Leading 68-67 with just under two minutes to play, Madrigal hit what would prove to be the biggest shot of the night when she drained a trey from the left wing. The Panthers would go on to score three more points before MSU would answer, then salt the game away at the foul line by going 9-of-10 at the stripe over the final 1:43 to effectively seal their second MVC win of the season. UNI would come up big on the defensive end in the final minutes as well, holding the Lady Bears without a field goal for the last 5:47 of the game. The Panthers’ late run to a final double-digit margin of victory overshadowed what had been a nip-and-tuck battle throughout, with neither team leading by more than six points at any point in the second half up until UNI’s late charge. UNI took a 40-38 lead into intermission after erasing an eight-point MSU advantage over the final 4:17 of the period. Missouri State used the combination of stingy defense and a balanced scoring attack to grab the upper hand early in the game. UNI would bounce back behind the play of Boeck, who would score five of the next nine points for the Panthers over the course of just one minute and 39 seconds to pull the home team to within three points. UNI would continue to chip away, drawing to within 26-24 on a pair of K.K. Armstrong free throws with 6:27 to play in the period. But MSU would recover, getting back-to-back threes from Karly Buer and Jasmine Malone to stretch its lead back to six. Another Buer jumper and two Garrison foul shots extended the cushion to 36-28. Mercedees Morgan started the Panthers’ late run with a wide open shot in the lane, and Kalin followed suit at the 3:43 mark to make it a 36-32 game. Madrigal then canned her second triple of the half, and Kalin hit from long range as well to pull UNI even at 38-38 with 1:22 to play. Boeck capped the run and gave the Panthers their first lead since the 17:25 mark with a lay-in with 47 seconds to go. MSU would tie the score on a Christiana Shorter bucket on their first possession of the second half, but Katelin Oney answered for UNI with a jumper of her own to give the Panthers the lead once again. Armstrong’s three-point play at the 13:29 mark gave UNI a 50-44 lead, but the Lady Bears battled back again, scoring five of the next seven points to draw to within two points. The two clubs traded blows for the ensuing nine minutes, with Garrison carrying the load for MSU by scoring eight of the Lady Bears’ final 12 points of the contest.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Behind a monster performance from Christiana Shorter and their best team shooting effort of the season, the Missouri State Lady Bears improved to 2-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play with a 75-54 victory over Evansville at JQH Arena. Shorter recorded her 12th career double-double with a 21-point, 14-rebound effort to help MSU win at home for the sixth straight time in Valley play and the eighth time in its last nine games overall. MSU seized control for good with a 32-12 scoring spurt over a 10-minute, 22-second stretch to turn a two-point game into its largest advantage of the afternoon. Shorter and Jasmine Malone each tallied eight points during the pivotal run that saw the Lady Bear defense kick into high gear as well. MSU, which outscored the Purple Aces 42-16 in the paint, limited UE to just four points over a span of six-and-a-half minutes to allow the offense to take over. Shorter would finish the afternoon 8-of-12 from the floor to highlight Missouri State’s .470 (31-of-66) shooting day and lead a contingent of four Lady Bears in double figures. Malone notched her seventh straight double-figure scoring effort with 14 points, while Casey Garrison and Jaleshia Roberson added 13 and 10 points, respectively. The Lady Bears’ fifth straight win over Evansville did not come without a struggle, as MSU led by as many as 17 points in the opening period before the Purple Aces heated up from long range late in the half to make it a contest. The Lady Bears would get back to back buckets from Malone and Garrison to stretch their lead back into double figures before a Stephanie Bamberger layup and another three-this time from Meagan Collins-sliced the MSU lead back to five points. Field goals from Whitney Edie and Malone helped MSU close the half with an eight-point edge, but Evansville continued its comeback in the opening minutes of the second half, getting two triples from Samantha Heck and another from Ellerson to inch within 41-39 at the 14:30 mark. MSU gained some breathing room at the free throw line, as Shorter sank four consecutive foul shots, and Lacey Boshe connected on a pair of tries from the line as well over the ensuing three minutes. Roberson and Shorter would then convert back-to-back buckets in transition to make it a 53-41 contest with 10:25 to play. After a Malone jumper made it a 14-point game with just over eight minutes to go, Evansville made one final push. Bamberger connected from three-point range and Briyana Blair hit two free throws to pull the Aces to within 57-48. But Missouri State responded with 12 unanswered points, five of which came from Kendra Roberts. Roberson’s second trey of the day with 4:33 to play hiked the Lady Bear lead to 21, and Malone’s lay-in at the 2:57 mark gave MSU a 73-51 advantage-its biggest of the game.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State scored 42 of the final 56 points of the first half en route to an 82-50 victory over Southern Illinois in the Missouri Valley Conference opener at JQH Arena. Jaleshia Roberson led all scorers with 15 points, including three key first-half three-pointers that helped the Lady Bears build an insurmountable advantage. Christiana Shorter and Tia Mays combined forces to lock down the post for Missouri State, which outscored Southern Illinois by a 42-18 margin in the paint and outrebounded the Salukis, 5542. Shorter and Jasmine Malone posted matching final lines of 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals, the latter two figures both marking game highs. Mays, meanwhile, totaled eight points, two blocked shots and five boards, including four of MSU’s 23 offensive boards that resulted in a 24-6 advantage in second-chance points for the Lady Bears. The 32-point win represented the Lady Bears’ largest margin of victory over the course of Nyla Milleson’s 106-game tenure as head coach, as well as their biggest in MVC play since Jan. 30, 2005, when they blasted Wichita State by a 96-55 final count. Missouri State took control of the contest early, holding SIU to just 8-of-29 (.276) shooting over the game’s first 20 minutes, while nine Lady Bears broke into the scoring column en route to a 45-21 advantage for the home team at the break. MSU jumped on top right off the bat by reeling off seven unanswered points following a three-pointer by SIU’s Teri Oliver that knotted the score at 3-3. Roberson’s first of three treys with 17:42 to play started the run, and after another SIU triple cut the margin down to four points, the Lady Bears answered with a 20-4 spurt to push their lead to 20 points with nine and-a-half minutes left on the first-half clock. Seven different MSU players scored during the run, highlighted by Mays’s three-point play that made it a 27-10 ball game with 10:12 to play. Roberson would connect from long range two more times before the end of the period, handing MSU a 37-15 lead with 5:54 to play, then giving the Lady Bears their largest lead of the half at 4517 with her third triple of the half at the 3:48 mark that followed a Karly Buer three just 20 seconds earlier. It was more of the same coming out of the break, as the Lady Bears scored 18 of the first 30 points of the second stanza to push their lead to 30 with just under 13 minutes to play. The Salukis pulled to within 47-24 on a Sidney Goins jumper just 1:05 into the second half, but that would prove to be as close as they would get the rest of the way. Shorter accounted for seven points, while Malone added six during the run, and MSU would go on to hike its advantage to as many as 35 in the closing minutes.

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January 11, 2011 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

January 16, 2011 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

PEORIA, Ill. — The Lady Bears overcame a sluggish start to bury Bradley, 73-58, at Renaissance to improve to 3-1 in Missouri Valley Conference play and 12-4 overall. The Lady Bears turned in a dominant defensive effort and outscored the Braves 17-5 over a critical second-half stretch to earn their fifth road victory of the season. The Lady Bears limited Bradley to .295 (18-of-61) shooting, marking the seventh time this season they have held an opponent under 30 percent from the floor. Christiana Shorter paced a Missouri State attack that featured four double-digit scorers with a game-high 19 points. Casey Garrison came through with 13 points, including eight straight during the Lady Bears’ key run, as well as game highs of eight rebounds and five assists. Kendra Roberts also posted a big night, finishing with career highs of 10 points and six rebounds. Despite a slow start on the offensive end and 12 turnovers, the Lady Bears took a 31-22 lead into halftime. The Lady Bear defense limited the Braves to just 9-of-36 (.250) shooting, and Jaleshia Roberson totaled all 12 of her points in the half. The Lady Bears got the job done over the first 20 minutes by hitting on 6-of-14 (.429) tries from behind the three-point arc, led by Roberson’s 4-of-8 effort. Roberts also turned in a strong opening period, connecting on 4-of-6 field goal attempts. Roberson knocked down the second of her four first-half threepoint field goals at the 10:06 mark to push the Lady Bear advantage to five. MSU would heat things up from the perimeter late in the half, as Roberts and Roberson would combine to can three straight shots from beyond the arc over a two-and-a-half minute span to stretch the lead to 11 points with just over four minutes to play. Behind a pair of Leah Kassing field goals, Bradley would post five unanswered points to slice the deficit to 28-22 over the ensuing three minutes. But Roberson would come up big again to answer the Braves’ challenge, hitting one more time from long distance with just 48 seconds left on the clock to send MSU into the break with a nine-point cushion. The first five minutes of the second stanza saw both teams start slowly once again, but MSU got three early points from Tia Mays, and Jasmine Malone’s first two buckets of the night helped the Lady Bears claim their biggest lead of the night at 39-24 with just under 14 minutes left on the clock. Bradley was able to pull to within 11 behind a Hannah Muegge trey and a Lauren Niemiera jumper, but the Lady Bear perimeter game would take over once again to seal the outcome of the contest. Following a pair of MacKenzie Westcott free throws that closed the BU gap to 43-32, Malone cranked it up from long range for her first triple of the game to initiate the Lady Bears’ key run. Garrison would follow with threes of her own on back-to-back possessions to start a personal 8-0 run for the MSU junior.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State outscored Illinois State 16-2 over a four-minute stretch of the first half to take control of a backand-forth game en route to a 76-61 victory that snapped an eightgame losing streak to the Redbirds at JQH Arena. Jaleshia Roberson buried a trio of three-pointers during the key run and finished with 18 points to lead the Lady Bears. Just as it has for most of the season, the Lady Bear defense played a starring role, holding ISU to 1-of-11 shooting during the critical first-half run. MSU would then put the game away with a 17-5 spurt to open the second stanza that included a six-minute, 17-second stretch over which the Lady Bears would hold the Redbird offense scoreless. For the night, Missouri State would hit on 44.3 (27-of-61) percent of its field goal attempts, while holding the MVC’s highest scoring team 13 points below its season average on .358 (24-of-67) shooting from the floor. The victory halted a winless streak versus the three-time defending Valley regular-season champions that dated back to February 19, 2006, a stretch of 1,787 days. Led by its big run and .484 team shooting, the Lady Bears took a 42-32 lead into halftime after Casey Garrison converted her last five field goal attempts of the period to spark the Missouri State offense. MSU connected on 15-of-31 field goal tries, including 4-of10 from beyond the arc, and all eight of its free throw attempts to stretch its lead to as many as 12 points. Roberson accounted for three of MSU’s three-pointers, all of which came during an 11-0 spurt that saw the Lady Bears turn a four-point deficit into a sevenpoint advantage. MSU would push the margin even further in the opening moments of the second half. Garrison converted her sixth and seventh consecutive shots over the first 1:35 of the period, and Mays added a second-chance basket off a Roberson miss, as well as a pair of free throws to stretch the lead to 50-32. ISU would come back with five straight points to cut its deficit down to 13, but the Lady Bears would come up with their biggest defensive stretch of the game in which they would force the Redbirds to misfire on eight consecutive shots and turn the ball over six times during the 11-possession drought. Over the same period, Missouri State would push its lead to 22 with just under eight minutes to play, as Christiana Shorter would post a pair of big baskets in the paint, and Roberson scored off of her own steal. MSU would extend its lead to as many as 24 late in the game, and ISU would get no closer than the final margin of 15 points. Mays narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with eight points, eight boards and eight rejections, which tied two other performances for the second-highest single-game block total in school history.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State outscored Indiana State 14-3 over a key five-minute stretch late in the second half to secure its eighth straight Missouri Valley Conference home win with a 65-54 victory over the Sycamores. The Lady Bear defense limited ISU to just seven points over the first 10:48 of the second half and .259 shooting after intermission to hand MSU its fifth consecutive victory over the Sycamores. Casey Garrison tallied 12 of her game-high 18 points in the second half and broke the Missouri State record for consecutive free throws made with her 6-of-6 effort at the line. After taking a 33-32 lead into intermission, Missouri State broke from the halftime locker room with a 6-0 scoring spurt, getting a pair of Tia Mays buckets and a Garrison steal and layup to turn their one-point lead into a 39-32 advantage. The Lady Bears would hold the Sycamores scoreless over the first 3:40 of the period until Schoen would connect once again from the left corner to draw ISU to within 39-35. Following a Kelsie Cooley 15-footer that made it a 41-37 contest, MSU would score six of the next eight points to stretch its lead to eight with just under 13 minutes to play. Jasmine Malone started the run with a mid-range jumper from the left side, before Kendra Roberts drove baseline and banked one home after eluding a Sycamore double team in the corner. Finally, Garrison connected on a short jumper to extend the lead to 47-39 with 12:48 to play. Missouri State would go cold once again from the field, missing on its next five attempts over a span of 6:19. Meanwhile, ISU would run off five straight points to pull to within three with just under nine minutes left on the clock. Lacey Boshe would ignite MSU’s decisive run by snapping the scoreless streak with a pair of free throws at the 7:55 mark. Boshe would come up with another big play on ISU’s ensuing possession by tying up ISU’s Shannon Thomas to get the ball back for MSU on the alternating possession. The junior’s key play would lead to four straight points from Garrison, followed by four more from Roberts. Christiana Shorter knocked down a pair of free throws, and Garrison capped the run with a layup that handed the Lady Bears a 61-47 advantage—their biggest lead of the day—with 3:26 to play. ISU would close to within seven points in the final minute of play, as Deja Mattox hit from long range to halt the Sycamore dry spell, and Thomas scored inside with 1:31 to go. Cooley then sank a pair of free throws to make it a 61-54 game with 54 seconds remaining, but that would be as close as it would get. MSU, which went 18-of-21 (.857) from the line on the afternoon, would go 4-of-4 from the stripe in the final minute. Garrison would ice the contest with 22 seconds left on the clock by converting a pair of foul shot attempts to extended her consecutive free throws made streak to 33, eclipsing Lisa Davies’s 13-year-old school record. Garrison, who also recorded game highs of five assists and three steals, was joined in double figures by Roberson and Shorter, who finished the day with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

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Christiana Shorter 25 6-14 7-8 Tia Mays 19 1-2 1-2 Casey Garrison 30 5-6 0-0 Jasmine Malone 19 3-11 0-0 Jaleshia Roberson 26 4-12 0-0 Whitney Edie 9 0-1 3-4 Desiree Phillips 4 0-1 0-0 Karly Buer 15 0-3 0-0 Kendra Roberts 25 4-8 1-3 Regan Soldner 7 1-1 2-2 Aly Stock 7 1-1 0-0 Lacey Boshe 14 0-1 0-0 Team Totals

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200 25-61 14-19 45 15 12 17 73

Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.737, 3FG-.375, 9-24 (Garrison 3-4, Malone 1-5, Roberson 4-11, Buer 0-1,Phillips 0-1, Roberts 1-2).

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MacKenzie Westcott 22 0-7 2-2 Latasha Hollingshed 21 2-6 6-7 Kelsey Budd 14 0-3 0-0 Katie Yohn 32 6-17 2-2 Raisa Taylor 34 1-6 1-2 Olivia Allen 3 0-0 0-0 Hanna Muegge 24 2-5 0-0 Leah Kassing 19 3-6 3-4 Lauren Niemiera 21 4-10 2-2 Kelly Frings 10 0-1 0-1 Team Totals

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Percentages: FG-.295, FT-.842, 3FG-.300, 6-20 (Westcott 0-2, Budd 0-1, Yohn 4-10, Taylor 0-1, Muegge 2-5, Frings 0-1). Halftime: MSU 31, BU 22. Att: 877. Officials: Rod Creech, Becky Blank, Kim Hobbs.

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200 24-67 10-19 39 15 10 18 61

Percentages: FG-.358, FT-.526, 3FG-.250, 3-12 (Broadway 2-5, Hanley 0-2, Sykes 0-2, Jenkins 1-1, Spanich 0-1, Jackson 0-1). Missouri State (76) min

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Christiana Shorter 25 5-11 2-2 Tia Mays 25 2-2 4-4 Casey Garrison 30 7-10 2-2 Jasmine Malone 32 2-12 5-6 Jaleshia Roberson 30 6-12 2-2 Whitney Edie 2 0-0 0-0 Desiree Phillips 2 0-0 0-0 Karly Buer 11 1-4 0-1 Kendra Roberts 15 0-1 0-0 Jacque Griggs 2 0-0 0-0 Regan Soldner 4 1-2 0-0 Aly Stock 3 0-0 0-0 Lacey Boshe 19 3-7 2-2 Team Totals

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200 27-61 17-18 43 17 7 20 76

Percentages: FG-.443, FT-.944, 3FG-.385, 5-13 (Roberson 4-9, Garrison 1-2, Malone 0-1, Buer 0-1). Halftime: MSU 42, ISU 32. Att: 3,299. Officials: Felicia Grinter, Amy Bonner, Jeff Faulconer.

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Kenyatta Shelton 18 1-5 1-2 Emily Hanley 35 10-19 2-6 Amanda Clifton 35 2-4 0-0 Katie Broadway 32 3-11 2-2 Hannah Spanich 28 2-8 4-6 Alexis Jenkins 16 2-3 1-1 Candace Sykes 12 1-6 0-0 Chloe Nelson 3 0-0 0-0 Alison Seberger 2 1-2 0-1 Shala Jackson 14 2-7 0-1 Megan Grace 5 0-2 0-0 Team

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Deja Mattox 31 5-14 1-3 3 2 0 1 13 Kelsie Cooley 33 3-12 2-2 10 2 1 4 9 Shannon Thomas 38 5-10 2-5 13 1 0 3 12 Brittany Schoen 35 5-16 0-0 4 0 1 1 13 Taylor Whitley 37 1-8 1-2 7 3 0 5 3 Moriah Hodge 9 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Illyssa Vivo 0+ 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Anna Munn 17 1-4 2-2 1 2 0 0 4 Team 8 Totals

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Percentages: FG-.308, FT-.571, 3FG-.231, 6-26 (Schoen 3-13, Mattox 2-5, Cooley 1-3, Munn 0-3, Whitley 0-1, Hodge 0-1). Missouri State (65) min

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Christiana Shorter 33 4-11 2-4 6 0 3 4 10 Tia Mays 25 3-6 0-0 11 0 0 2 6 Casey Garrison 35 6-16 6-6 2 5 3 1 18 Jasmine Malone 28 3-9 0-0 7 1 0 4 6 Jaleshia Roberson 29 3-11 4-5 1 1 0 2 13 Whitney Edie 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Karly Buer 10 1-1 0-0 2 0 0 0 2 Kendra Roberts 18 2-5 2-2 3 2 0 1 6 Jacque Griggs 0+ 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Aly Stock 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Lacey Boshe 17 0-2 4-4 2 1 2 2 4 Team 8

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200 22-62 18-21 42 10 8 16 65

Percentages: FG-.355, FT-.857, 3FG-.214, 3-14 (Roberson 3-9, Garrison 0-3, Malone 0-1, Roberts 0-1). Halftime: MSU 33, ISU 32. Att: 3,679. Officials: Doug Knight, Missy Brooks, Steve Wilkins.


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Percentages: FG-.388, FT-.762, 3FG-.222, 2-9 (Garrison 1-3, Malone 0-2, Roberts 0-2, Buer 1-1, Roberson 0-1). Creighton (68)

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Percentages: FG-.397, FT-.684, 3FG-.409, 9-22 (Woodard 5-10, Jensen 2-5, Tritz 1-2, Schuett 1-3, Fujan 0-1, Garrison 0-1). Halftime: CU 44, MSU 23. Att: 890. Officials: Barb Smith, Tim Greenwood, Allyn Richardson.

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Percentages: FG-.559, FT-.762, 3FG-.471, 8-17 (Garrison 5-6, Edie 1-3, Roberson 0-3, Malone 0-3, Buer 2-2). Drake (61)

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Morgan Reid 20 0-2 0-0 1 1 1 1 0 Rachael Hackbarth 30 8-12 5-6 11 1 0 2 21 Alyssa Marschner 21 0-4 0-0 2 1 0 2 0 Kristin Turk 34 4-16 6-7 4 1 1 2 15 Amber Wollschlager 14 2-4 0-0 1 0 2 3 4 Ellie Ritscher 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Kayla Person 19 2-5 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 Alex Montgomery 12 1-1 1-2 2 0 2 2 3 Angela Christianson 26 3-12 2-2 3 5 1 2 8 Stephanie Running 18 2-3 2-2 3 0 1 2 6 Team 7

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200 22-60 16-19 35 10 10 17 61

Percentages: FG-.367, FT-.842, 3FG-.077, 1-13 (Turk 1-6, Marschner 0-2, Christianson 0-2, Wollschlager 0-1, Ritscher 0-1, Person 0-1). Halftime: DU 36, MSU 35. Att: 2,879. Officials: Teresa Dahlem, Doug Miller, Kent Otte.

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Percentages: FG-.361, FT-.788, 3FG-.071, 1-14 (Roberson 0-6, Malone 0-4, Garrison 1-2, Roberts 0-1, Phillips 0-1). Halftime: MSU 30, WSU 23. Att: 4,583. Officials: Beverly Roberts, Tina Napier, Jeff Faulconer.

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Christiana Shorter 36 3-8 0-0 Tia Mays 28 3-9 0-0 Casey Garrison 38 7-16 9-10 Jasmine Malone 33 2-5 5-8 Jaleshia Roberson 16 0-1 2-3 Whitney Edie 2 0-1 0-0 Karly Buer 18 2-2 0-0 Kendra Roberts 20 2-7 0-0 Regan Soldner 5 0-0 0-0 Lacey Boshe 4 0-0 0-0 Team

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Chynna Turner 14 0-1 1-2 Michelle Price 26 2-5 2-4 Jessica Diamond 37 4-13 0-1 Haleigh Lankster 28 2-7 0-0 Breanna Dawkins 20 5-8 0-1 Morgan Boyd 10 0-5 0-0 Alicia Sanchez 20 2-7 0-0 Heather Robben 16 0-2 0-0 Jazimen Gordon 29 1-6 4-8 Team

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Missouri State Lady Bears rode a career-high 36 points from Casey Garrison to snap a five-game road losing streak against Drake with a decisive 90-61 victory at the Knapp Center. In all, the Lady Bears would shoot a remarkable .667 (22-of-33) in the second half to outscore the Bulldogs by a 55-25 margin. Garrison scored 14 straight MSU points to spark a big second half run for the Lady Bears, who turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 20-point lead over the first eight-and-a-half minutes of the period. The Lady Bears established season highs for points, field goals and assists, while the 29-point win matches last season’s win at Evansville for the largest road margin of victory under Milleson and marks Missouri State’s first win at Drake since February 20, 2005. Additionally, the Lady Bears’ .559 (33-of-59) field goal percentage represents their best team shooting effort in four seasons under head coach Nyla Milleson. Garrison keyed Missouri State’s 12-0 run at the onset of the second half, canning a three from the right wing on the Lady Bears’ opening possession. She hit a pair of free throws on the next trip down the court before recording a steal and driving three-quarters length of the court for two more points and a 42-36 MSU lead. Christiana Shorter added a bucket before Garrison struck again, this time with another big triple that gave the Lady Bears their first double-digit lead of the day with 17:18 to play. The Lady Bears would extend their advantage to 64-44 on Karly Buer’s second three of the game to cap the 29-8 outburst with 11:43 to play. They would continue to pour it on in what would turn out to be their most-productive offensive half on the road under Milleson. Whitney Edie, who finished with a season-high 12 points, completed a three-point play with just over two minutes to play to stretch the MSU lead to 32--its largest of the afternoon. Shorter would score 14 of her 19 points on the day after intermission, and Buer also finished in double figures with 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting. Garrison handed out a season-high seven assists to complete an all-around performance that included a personal-high of 13 field goals on 19 attempts in just 32 minutes of playing time. The Bolivar, Mo., product’s 5-of-6 showing from three-point range also marked a new career high. Additionally, sophomore Tia Mays rejected her 74th and 75th shots of the season to match Sharon Zeilmann’s 24-year-old Missouri State single-season record for blocks. The lopsided result did not appear to be in the cards after a back-and-forth first half. Drake relied on the post presence of Rachael Hackbarth to rally past the Lady Bears and take a 36-35 lead into intermission after the junior center went 6-of-7 from the floor and 5-of-6 at the charity stripe to total 17 first-half points for the Bulldogs.

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OMAHA, Neb. — The Missouri State Lady Bears ran into a buzz saw, as Creighton led all the way, buried MSU early with a barrage of three-pointers and never looked back in a 68-56 Missouri Valley Conference victory for the Bluejays at D.J. Sokol Arena. Kelsey Woodard led the CU charge with 25 points, including four first-half three-point field goals, as the Bluejays snapped the Lady Bears’ four-game win streak. Creighton hit on 7-of-13 (.538) attempts from beyond the arc in the opening half to build a 21-point lead by intermission. The Bluejays forced 20 turnovers and held the Lady Bears to their lowest point total of the season. Creighton wasted little time seizing control of the contest, scoring six of the first eight points. That was just the beginning, however, as the first of Woodard’s three-pointers kicked off a 19-6 scoring run that would ultimately hand the Bluejays a 15-point lead. After Kellie Nelson converted a short jumper with 16:31 to play, Sam Schuett got into the act by draining a trey of her own. That would be the first of three straight triples the Bluejays would hit, as Woodard connected again with 14:46 remaining on the clock, and Carli Tritz was successful from long range a minute-and-a-half later to stretch the CU advantage to 20-10. A Schuett basket preceded another Woodard three that capped the run with 11:58 to play in the period. MSU flirted with the idea of making it a contest, as Christiana Shorter converted back-to-back buckets inside, and Karly Buer dialed it up from three-point range to pull the Lady Bears to within eight points. But Creighton would snap a four-minute scoreless stretch on Tritz’s three-point play with 7:59 to go. Tia Mays would score for MSU on a feed from Casey Garrison to momentarily slice the lead to 28-19, but that would be as close as the Lady Bears would get the rest of the half. CU would outscore the Lady Bears 9-0 over the next five-and-a-half minutes, with Woodard’s final three of the half accounting for the final points in the run. Just for good measure, Ally Jensen canned a trey from the top of the key with just four seconds left to give the ‘Jays their largest lead of the night heading into the break. The Lady Bears would respond with a strong defensive effort in the second stanza, holding the Bluejays to just 7-of-25 (.280) shooting. But MSU would never seriously threaten the CU lead, despite 27 combined points from Garrison and Jasmine Malone. The Lady Bears would get as close as 12 points, using a 9-1 scoring run over a span of two minutes, 41 seconds to pull to within 57-45 with just under five minutes to go. But Creighton would slam the door on MSU’s rally attempt with a Sarah Nelson basket and another Jensen three. Woodard put the finishing touches on her 25-point performance with one final bucket and four free throws in the final 3:09. Garrison led Missouri State with 24 points, 18 of which came after the break.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Sparked by 21 straight points from the combination of Casey Garrison and Christiana Shorter, the Missouri State Lady Bears outscored Wichita State 23-0 over an eightminute stretch spanning both halves en route to a 71-41 Missouri Valley Conference victory at JQH Arena. The win, which concluded a 3-0 home stand for the Lady Bears, extended MSU’s home conference win streak to nine games and snapped a four-game skid in its series with Shockers. Shorter and Garrison did the heavy lifting on the offensive end, combining for 43 points on the night, while the Missouri State defense forced eight straight Wichita State misses from the floor and nine turnovers during the game’s critical stretch. Kendra Roberts also came up big for the Lady Bears, contributing a career-high 15 points, while matching another personal best with six boards. After going just 1-for-9 from the floor in the opening half, Garrison combined with Shorter to go 7-of-8 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line to tally the first 21 points of MSU’s decisive run. Garrison drilled her first four shots of the second period—including the Lady Bears’ lone three-point field goal of the night—to help stretch the MSU lead to 24 in the opening minutes of the stanza. MSU scored six unanswered points over the final 52 seconds of the first half to start the offensive bonanza and head into the break with a 30-23 lead. That would prove to be just the tip of the iceberg, as Missouri State unleashed an offensive and defensive blitzkrieg on the Shockers to open the second half. MSU came out of the break on fire, scoring the first 17 points of the second half to stretch its lead to 47-23 less than seven minutes into the period. After Shorter converted a pair of free throws on MSU’s first possession of the half, scoring on four of the next five Lady Bear possessions to push the margin to 18 points. Shorter hit two more foul shots to make it a 43-23 ball game, before Garrison connected for her fifth field goal of the half, and Jasmine Malone scored in the paint to complete the run. Meanwhile, the Lady Bear defense continued to put the clamps down on Wichita State, forcing the Shockers to misfire on their first seven field goal tries of the half. Jessica Diamond finally ended the drought with a jumper at the 13:13 mark, but the damage to WSU’s chances for a fifth-straight win over the Lady Bears was complete. Missouri State wouldn’t see its lead dip below 19 the rest of the way and led by as many as 31 in the closing minutes. The Lady Bears overcame a slow start from the field by converting 8-of-9 (.889) free throw attempts, including a 4-for-4 effort by Garrison that extended the junior’s school-record streak of consecutive makes from the line to 37 in-a-row. Garrison led all scorers with a 22-point effort, and Shorter posted her fifth double-double of the season with a 21-point, 14-rebound performance.

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February 4, 2011 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

February 6, 2011 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

February 10, 2011 ■ Terre Haute, Ind. Hulman Center

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bradley overcame a five-point deficit in the closing minutes of it’s Missouri Valley Conference match-up with Missouri State to come away with a 73-68 win over the Lady Bears at JQH Arena. A 10-0 scoring run over a two-minute, 40-second span proved to be the difference for BU, which snapped MSU’s eight-game home win streak. The Braves’ defense limited the Lady Bears to a season-low .315 (23-of-73) shooting night to overcome 21 turnovers on the offensive end. BU’s shooting also played a significant role, as the visitors connected on 6-of-10 second-half three-point attempts after hitting just 1-of-5 in the first half. Trailing 61-56 with just under four minutes to play, Hannah Muegge’s basket started the key run for BU, which placed four players in double figures. Latasha Hollingshed knocked down a pair of free throws, and MacKenzie Westcott sank one of the biggest shots of the night with a three-pointer at the 1:53 mark to give BU the lead for good. Muegge would add another critical blow to the Lady Bears’ hopes with a trey from the right corner with just 59 seconds left in the game. Her shot—which rolled around the rim before falling through—came just a fraction of a second before the shot clock expired and stretched the Braves’ lead to 66-61. MSU pulled to within three on a Jaleshia Roberson three with 19 seconds remaining on the clock, but the Braves would lock up the win at the foul line, converting 9-of-10 attempts over the final 3:16 of play. Westcott led the way for the Braves with a 19-point, 10-rebound performance, while Raisa Taylor also posted a doubledouble of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Hollingshed finished with 14 points on an efficient 4-of-6 shooting night and a 6-of-6 effort at the foul line. Muegge also turned in a double-digit scoring total with 10 points. The closing minutes were typical for a game that was marked by a series of scoring runs for both sides. Missouri State scored seven of the last nine points of the first half to claim a 36-31 lead over the Braves heading into intermission. Jasmine Malone totaled all 17 of her points, including five during the closing run, to lead the way for MSU in the opening stanza. Bradley opened the second half with an 8-2 run to grab its first lead of the night. Once again, Missouri State responded, this time with a 7-0 spurt to build a 45-39 lead with just under 14 minutes to go. The first of three second-half Casey Garrison three-pointers capped the run. The Braves would bounce back to outscore MSU 13-2 over a three-minute stretch to claim a five-point advantage. Next, it was the Lady Bears’ turn. The home team fought back from the deficit to run off 10 unanswered points and establish a five-point lead of its own. Garrison hit back-to-back threes to give MSU the lead once again. But the Braves took control from there, ultimately ending the Lady Bears’ nine-game home-court win streak in Valley play that extended back to January 23 of last season.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — League-leading UNI opened the second half with a 21-7 scoring run to take control for good in an eventual 6759 victory over the Lady Bears at JQH Arena. The Panthers (17-5, 10-1 MVC) buried MSU with 10 three-pointers—a season-high for a Lady Bear opponent—to notch their ninth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference win. Jacqui Kalin struck the biggest blows for UNI all day long, finishing with a game-high 29 points to match another Missouri State opponent season high. She knocked down a three to open the second-half scoring and start UNI’s key run, then iced the win with another trey at the 3:22 mark to answer an 11-3 MSU run that had pulled the Lady Bears to within 59-54 moments earlier. The critical stretch of the contest saw UNI 13 of the first 16 points of the second period, with Kalin accounting for seven of those. The junior guard would nail a three from the left wing and complete a rare four-point play after drawing a foul from MSU’s Kendra Roberts with just under 16 minutes left on the clock. Behind a defensive effort that would hold UNI to just 2-of-11 shooting over the final nine minutes, Missouri State would make a charge down the stretch with a 5-0 run that cut the deficit down to eight points. After UNI inched its lead back to 11 with three free throws by Lizzie Boeck, MSU’s Christiana Shorter and Casey Garrison combined for four straight makes at the foul line, and Karly Buer drilled an 18-foot jumper to get the Lady Bears to within five points with just under four minutes to play. But that would be as close as the game would get, as Kalin came up with another big shot to stop the bleeding. MSU would hit just one more time from the field, and that wouldn’t come until just nine seconds remained on the clock. One of the top free throw-shooting teams in the nation, the Panthers made the Lady Bears pay at the charity stripe to overcome a .304 (17-of-56) shooting performance. UNI, which got a 10-of-11 effort at the line from Kalin, converted 23-of-31 (.742) foul shots—highlighted by a 17-of-23 (.739) performance in the second half—as Missouri State was whistled for a season-high 24 fouls, including a pair of technicals. UNI also got key contributions from senior post Boeck, who totaled a double-double of 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. UNI connected from long range six times over the first 20 minutes of the game to take a 32-30 advantage into the halftime locker room. The Panthers hit from beyond the arc four times in the final 11 minutes of the period to offset an 10-of-30 (.333) team shooting effort. Missouri State didn’t fare much better from the field, going just 10-of-26 (.385) as a team and committing nine turnovers in the opening half. Garrison paced the Lady Bear attack with 20 points, while Shorter finished with 16 points and 11 boards for her second straight doubledouble. Additionally, Mays registered a strong effort with 10 rebounds to go along with seven points and four blocks.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Missouri State used the combination of a big second-half scoring run and solid all-around defense to post a 63-50 win over Indiana State Thursday evening at Hulman Center to snap a two-game losing streak. Casey Garrison totaled a gamehigh 18 points for MSU, which notched its sixth consecutive victory over the Sycamores for its longest win streak in the series with Indiana State since February 2002. For the ninth time this season Missouri State held an opponent under 30 percent shooting, as the Lady Bear defense put the clamps on ISU in the second half. The Sycamores hit just 7-of-31 (.226) field goal attempts after the break and finished the game 16-of-56 (.286) from the floor, as MSU outscored ISU by a 33-21 margin in the second stanza to seize the win. After a first half that featured five ties and 10 lead changes, Missouri State tallied eight of the first 10 points of the second half and outscored ISU 23-12 over the first 15 minutes to finally earn some breathing room. Christiana Shorter scored her first points of the game on MSU’s opening possession of the period, and Garrison added a short jumper at the 16:25 mark. Jasmine Malone converted a pair of free throw attempts, and Tia Mays recorded her first points of the night with just over 13 minutes remaining on the clock to hand the Lady Bears a seven-point cushion. Kelsie Cooley answered with a three from the top of the key to momentarily pull ISU to within four, but MSU would come back with a 15-7 run over the next eight minutes to extend its lead to 53-41 with just over five minutes to play. But Indiana State would not go away quietly, as the Sycamores would get a pair of Brittany Schoen three-pointers and a Shannon Thomas bucket to close the gap to five with just over three minutes to play. That’s when Garrison would come up with the two biggest baskets of the night to erase any doubt about the ultimate outcome. The junior buried a 17-foot jumper with 2:47 to play, then delivered the final dagger in ISU’s comeback bid with a leaner from around the free throw line with 1:55 left on the clock to make it a 59-50 contest. The big second half for MSU came on the heels of an abysmal .317 first-half shooting performance for the Lady Bears. Missouri State took a 30-29 lead into the break after neither team was able to build a margin greater than three points. Missouri State dominated the interior throughout, totaling 32 points in the paint to the Sycamores 16 on the night. The Lady Bears also turned 20 offensive rebounds into 20 second-chance points and outrebounded ISU by a 51-41 margin. Led by Soldner’s career-high 10 points, MSU’s reserves outscored the ISU bench by a 25-6 margin. Malone joined Garrison and Soldner in double figures with her second career double-double consisting of 12 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a game-high three steals to help the Lady Bears overcome a .362 team shooting night that included a seasonlow .077 (1-of-13) effort from three-point range.

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MacKenzie Westcott 29 6-8 5-6 10 1 3 4 19 Latasha Hollingshed 29 4-6 6-6 7 4 0 3 14 Hanna Muegge 28 3-6 2-2 1 0 1 1 10 Katie Yohn 37 2-9 2-4 5 2 0 1 8 Raisa Taylor 39 2-6 7-11 11 4 1 3 11 Kelsey Budd 12 1-3 0-0 2 0 1 0 2 Leah Kassing 11 2-3 2-4 3 0 1 3 6 Brooke Bisping 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Lauren Niemiera 3 0-2 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 Kelly Frings 11 1-2 0-0 2 0 0 2 3 Team 2

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Bradley (73)

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7 17 73

Percentages: FG-.467, FT-.727, 3FG-.467, 7-15 (Yohn 2-6, Muegge 2-4, Westcott 2-2, Frings 1-1, Niemiera 0-1, Taylor 0-1).

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Missouri State (68) min

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Christiana Shorter 31 5-12 4-6 10 1 1 3 14 Tia Mays 18 0-2 0-1 3 0 2 3 0 Casey Garrison 34 5-17 4-4 7 1 1 4 17 Jasmine Malone 36 6-13 3-3 3 2 1 2 17 Jaleshia Roberson 21 3-14 0-0 2 1 1 0 9 Whitney Edie 16 1-7 0-0 6 0 0 2 2 Karly Buer 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Kendra Roberts 23 2-2 3-4 2 2 0 3 7 Regan Soldner 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Lacey Boshe 14 1-4 0-0 2 1 0 2 2 Team 3

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200 23-73 14-18 38

8 6 19 68

Percentages: FG-.315, FT-.778, 3FG-.333, 8-24 (Roberson 3-12, Garrison 3-6, Malone 2-4, Edie 0-1, Buer 0-1) Halftime: MSU 36, BU 31. Att: 3,387. Officials: Cameron Inouye, Charlie Hurst, Jeff Faulconer.

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Percentages: FG-.304, FT-.742, 3FG-.323, 10-31 (Brocka 0-1, Boeck 2-4, Oney 0-5, Madrigal 0-2, Kalin 5-11, Armstrong 1-4, Morgan 2-4). Missouri State (59) min

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Tia Mays 22 3-5 1-2 10 1 0 4 7 Christiana Shorter 34 4-11 8-14 11 1 1 4 16 Casey Garrison 34 5-16 9-10 8 4 1 3 20 Jasmine Malone 19 3-6 0-0 2 0 2 5 7 Karly Buer 32 1-7 0-0 3 0 0 1 2 Whitney Edie 8 0-2 1-2 3 0 0 2 1 Kendra Roberts 22 0-4 0-0 4 2 0 2 0 Jaleshia Roberson 13 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Regan Soldner 14 3-4 0-0 4 1 0 1 6 Lacey Boshe 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 Team 1 Totals

200 19-55 19-28 46 10 4 24 59

Percentages: FG-.345, FT-.679, 3FG-.182, 2-11 (Garrison 1-3, Malone 1-4, Buer 0-3, Roberts 0-1). Halftime: UNI 32, MSU 30. Att: 3,906. Officials: Tim Daley, Greg Small, Missy Brooks.

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Erin Brocka 24 0-2 1-2 8 0 1 3 1 Lizzie Boeck 34 4-12 5-8 12 4 0 2 15 Katelin Oney 22 1-8 0-1 1 1 1 2 2 Rachel Madrigal 33 1-3 6-7 4 2 2 5 8 Jacqui Kalin 34 7-14 10-11 0 2 0 2 29 Amber Kirschbaum 13 0-2 0-0 4 0 2 3 0 K.K. Armstrong 22 2-11 1-2 3 2 1 1 6 Mercedees Morgan 18 2-4 0-0 1 0 0 3 6 Team 4

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Missouri State (62) min

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Tia Mays 24 2-5 0-0 3 2 1 3 4 Christiana Shorter 23 1-10 0-0 10 1 0 3 2 Casey Garrison 37 7-19 4-4 5 4 1 1 18 Jasmine Malone 35 3-10 6-8 10 2 3 0 12 Karly Buer 18 1-4 0-0 1 1 0 1 2 Whitney Edie 9 1-3 0-0 7 0 0 1 3 Kendra Roberts 6 1-2 0-0 1 0 0 1 2 Jaleshia Roberson 24 2-5 2-2 1 1 1 3 6 Regan Soldner 13 5-7 0-1 3 1 1 4 10 Lacey Boshe 11 2-4 0-0 2 1 1 2 4 Team 8 Totals

200 25-69 12-15 51 13 8 19 63

Percentages: FG-.362, FT-.800, 3FG-.077, 1-13 (Garrison 0-2, Malone 0-5, Roberson 0-3, Buer 0-2, Edie 1-1). Indiana State (50) min

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Deja Mattox 28 2-11 3-4 4 Kelsie Cooley 37 2-9 2-2 8 Shannon Thomas 35 4-12 3-9 12 Brittany Schoen 37 5-10 0-0 3 Taylor Whitley 37 1-11 4-6 6 Moriah Hodge 3 0-0 0-0 0 Andrea Rademacher 5 0-0 0-0 0 Anna Munn 18 2-3 1-2 3 Team 5

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Percentages: FG-.286, FT-.565, 3FG-.278, 5-18 (Mattox 0-4, Cooley 1-3, Schoen 3-8, Whitley 0-1, Munn 1-2). Halftime: MSU 30, ISU 29. Att: 3,576. Officials: Charles Carroll, Troy Winders, Erika Herriman.


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Percentages: FG-.492, FT-.800, 3FG-.500, 10-20 (Person 1-2, Turk 5-9, Wollschlager 4-9). Missouri State (92) min

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200 34-69 15-19 38 17 11 11 92

Percentages: FG-.493, FT-.789, 3FG-.500, 9-18 (Roberson 5-9, Garrison 1-3, Malone 3-5, Buer 0-1) Halftime: MSU 42, DU 40. Att: 6,049. Officials: Bob Trammell, Bryan Enterline, Scott Starkey.

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Tia Mays 23 1-1 0-3 Christiana Shorter 32 5-10 0-0 Casey Garrison 38 10-24 4-5 Jasmine Malone 34 7-11 5-5 Karly Buer 17 1-2 0-0 Whitney Edie 14 2-6 0-0 Jaleshia Roberson 28 7-12 6-6 Kendra Roberts 4 0-0 0-0 Regan Soldner 9 1-3 0-0 Lacey Boshe 1 0-0 0-0 Team

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Percentages: FG-.407, FT-.750, 3FG-.167, 1-6 (Turner 0-1, Diamond 0-1, Lankster 1-2, Sanchez 0-2). Halftime: WSU 32, MSU 24. Att: 2,196. Officials: Barb Smith, Charlie Hust, Allyn Richardson.

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Chynna Turner 25 1-4 3-5 5 0 2 2 5 Michelle Price 30 5-9 6-6 12 0 3 3 16 Jessica Diamond 31 3-11 6-8 1 4 2 3 12 Haleigh Lankster 34 7-9 3-6 4 2 1 3 18 Breanna Dawkins 29 0-6 5-6 8 3 0 2 5 Morgan Boyd 11 1-3 0-0 3 0 1 0 2 Alicia Sanchez 21 2-4 0-0 0 1 2 2 4 Heather Robben 5 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 Jazimen Gordon 14 3-8 1-1 6 0 0 0 7 Team 5

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Percentages: FG-.574, FT-.563, 3FG-.538, 7-13 (Hanley 1-1, Clifton 1-1, Jackson 1-2, Spanich 1-3, Broadway 3-6). Halftime: ISU 38, MSU 29. Att: 2,566. Officials: Teresa Dahlem, Rod Creech, Scott Fruehling.

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Stephanie Running 32 3-8 1-2 6 3 1 1 7 Rachael Hackbarth 28 10-17 7-8 11 4 1 4 27 Kayla Person 29 3-7 0-0 3 6 0 2 7 Kristin Turk 38 9-18 0-0 5 1 3 3 23 Amber Wollschlager 32 5-12 0-0 2 4 0 5 14 Ellie Ritscher 10 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 3 0 Alyssa Marschner 11 1-1 0-0 2 0 0 3 0 Morgan Reid 6 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 Alex Montgomery 14 1-2 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 Team 1

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Percentages: FG-.281, FT-.700, 3FG-.154, 2-13 (Garrison 0-2, Malone 0-1, Buer 0-1, Roberson 2-10).

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Kenyatta Shelton 25 3-4 0-1 Emily Hanley 38 7-10 2-7 Amanda Clifton 37 4-8 2-2 Shala Jackson 28 6-9 1-2 Hannah Spanich 30 3-8 2-2 Alexis Jenkins 7 1-2 0-0 Candace Sykes 1 0-0 0-0 Chloe Nelson 1 0-0 0-0 Katie Broadway 25 7-12 2-2 Jay Stewart 1 0-0 0-0 Marley Hall 6 0-1 0-0 Megan Grace 1 0-0 0-0 Team

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Percentages: FG-.442, FT-.579, 3FG-.182, 2-11 (Garrison 1-2, Malone 0-2, Roberts 0-2, Buer 0-1, Roberson 1-4).

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Tia Mays 23 1-2 0-0 Christiana Shorter 31 5-10 5-10 Casey Garrison 37 7-13 4-4 Jasmine Malone 30 3-8 0-0 Karly Buer 11 2-4 0-0 Whitney Edie 7 1-3 0-0 Kendra Roberts 21 1-4 1-2 Jaleshia Roberson 20 2-6 0-1 Regan Soldner 18 1-1 1-2 Lacey Boshe 2 0-1 0-0 Team

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Tia Mays 33 5-14 5-7 11 1 0 4 15 Christiana Shorter 29 0-4 1-2 9 0 0 4 1 Casey Garrison 37 7-18 4-4 5 2 2 1 18 Jasmine Malone 28 2-9 4-4 3 0 0 4 8 Karly Buer 17 1-3 0-1 0 2 1 2 2 Whitney Edie 7 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 Kendra Roberts 8 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 Jaleshia Roberson 31 3-12 0-1 1 0 1 2 8 Regan Soldner 8 0-0 0-1 1 1 0 1 0 Lacey Boshe 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Team 12

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Lady Bears celebrated Fan Appreciation Night by giving the JQH Arena-record crowd of 6,049 all it could ask for in a 92-82 win over Drake. For the first time in over 18 years, three Lady Bears topped the 20-point plateau to help MSU post its best offensive output of the 2010-11 season. Jaleshia Roberson came off the MSU bench with a 25-point performance that included four critical second-half three-pointers, as well as a season-high four steals. She received plenty of help from Casey Garrison, who combined with Roberson for 35 second-half points en route to a 25-point night herself. Jasmine Malone also came up big, registering a career-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals. The Lady Bears and Bulldogs came out of the gate firing and never truly let up, combining for a Missouri Valley Conference season-high 174 points. Both clubs shot an even 50 percent from three-point range and both hit nearly half of their field goal attempts overall. Missouri State seized control for good with an 11-0 scoring run—all of it coming from Roberson and Malone—over a twominute stretch early in the second half. After Garrison totaled eight points over the first five minutes of the half, Malone hit a runner in the lane to start MSU’s key run and make it a six-point contest. Roberson followed with back-to-back treys to stretch the lead to 12 before Malone struck again—this time with an old-fashioned three-point play—to push the margin to 65-50 with 12:28 to go. Drake responded with four straight points from Rachael Hackbarth, but the Lady Bears answered with the long ball once again. Garrison touched nothing but net on a three from the right wing to give MSU a 14-point edge with 10:44 to play. After Drake scored 15 of the next 21 points to slice the lead down to five with just over six minutes remaining on the clock, MSU found an answer in its junior triumvirate once again. Garrison would score on a drive to the basket, just ahead of two more Roberson threes that effectively sealed the outcome by pushing the lead back to double digits. In all, the trio would account for Missouri State’s last 20 points over the last seven-and-a-half minutes of the game, including 10 from Roberson. Missouri State rallied late in the first half to take a 42-40 advantage into intermission, as both teams were red-hot from the field, combining to go 34-of-64 (.531) in a half that featured seven ties and eight lead changes. The Bulldogs, which hit 32-of-65 (.492) field goal tries on the night, got game highs of 27 points and 11 rebounds from Hackbarth, as well as 23 points from Turk, the Valley's scoring leader. Additionally, the triple 20-plus-point performance from Garrison, Malone and Roberson marked the first time MSU teammates topped the mark in the same game since January 23, 1993, when Tonya Baucom, Melody Howard and Secelia Winkfield accomplished the feat against Wichita State.

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WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State used a pair of critical second-half scoring runs to run away with a 69-52 victory over the Lady Bears at Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers turned in 14-6 scoring run over a five-minute stretch early in the half to turn a two-point game into a double-digit advantage, then scored the final 13 points of the contest to put the game away. The Lady Bears, who shot a season-low .281 (18-of-64) on the night, missed their final 11 field goal attempts of the game and went the final 4:22 without scoring a single point. Wichita State, meanwhile, converted 24-of-32 (.750) free throw attempts, including 12-of-16 in the second half, to avenge a 30-point loss to Missouri State on Jan. 21 in Springfield. The victory for Wichita State marks its sixth straight against the Lady Bears in Wichita and its 11th in the last 14 games in the series. After Missouri State had trimmed an eight-point halftime deficit down to two with an 8-2 scoring run to start the second half, WSU got a pair of Haleigh Lankster free throws to start its decisive run. Alicia Sanchez and Michelle Price converted short jumpers, and Chynna Turner converted a three-point play to highlight the spurt. Lankster’s layup with 10:26 to play capped the run and handed the Shockers their biggest lead of the night at 50-40. MSU would claw its way back to within four on a pair of Jasmine Malone free throws with just over four minutes left on the clock, but Lankster’s three-pointer—the Shockers lone trey of the game—from the left wing with 3:21 to play would provide the Shockers all the breathing room they would need. Jazimen Gordon added a three-point play the next trip down the court, and WSU would knock down 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch. Wichita State overcame a sluggish start to outscore Missouri State 17-6 over the final 7:56 of the first half to take a 32-24 lead into intermisison. Price tallied 10 points to lead all scorers in the stanza, and the Shocker defense held the Lady Bears to a dismal .269 (7-of-26) shooting over the game’s first 20 minutes. Garrison also totaled 18 points, while Shorter recorded her seventh double-double of the season with a 15-point, 10-rebound effort.

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NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State torched the Redbird Arena nets all afternoon and out-scored Missouri State 13-0 over a four-minute stretch of the second half to secure a 78-59 victory over the Lady Bears to run its win streak to seven games. The Redbirds shot .574 (31-of-54) from the field—a season high for a Missouri State opponent—and got 19 points from Katie Broadway, who paced an ISU attack that featured four players in double digits. The Lady Bears whittled a 16-point deficit down to five early in the second half, but Illinois State dominated down the stretch, holding MSU to just 14 points over the final 12:16 to improve to 12-0 at home. MSU fought back behind Casey Garrison’s five straight points in the opening minutes of the second half to pull to within five points. The junior guard converted a baseline jumper with 13:38 to play, then sank her first three-pointer of the game on MSU’s next possession to draw the Lady Bears to within 48-43. Shala Jackson answered for ISU with a jumper in the paint, before Jasmine Malone knocked one down from short range to once again make it a fivepoint game. But that’s when Illinois State kicked its offense into high gear, reeling off 13 unanswered points to put the game out of reach. After Broadway started the outburst with a layup, Jackson and Amanda Clifton added baskets to hike the Redbird lead back into double digits. Then, Hannah Spanich tallied seven straight points, including a back-breaking three to cap the run with 7:57 to play that pushed the margin to 63-45. Missouri State would get no closer than 17 the rest of the way, as Illinois State shot a blistering .593 (16-of-27) from the floor in the second half and forced 17 Lady Bear turnovers in all to eventually lead by as many as 22. One of the Missouri Valley Conference’s hottest teams coming into the game, Illinois State rode a .556 first-half shooting performance to build a 38-29 halftime lead. The Redbirds got 13 points from Emily Hanley and a trio of three-pointers from Broadway off the bench over the game’s first 20 minutes. ISU finished 7-of-13 (.538) from three-point range, led by Broadway’s 3-of-6 effort. Hanley also posted a strong afternoon, totaling 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while Jackson (14 points) and Clifton (11) also notched double-digit scoring days. Garrison led MSU with 19 points, and Christiana Shorter added 15, as well as a game-high seven boards.

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Missouri State 73 Creighton 65

Missouri State 80 Evansville 61

Missouri State 70 Southern Illinois 58

February 27, 2011 ■ Springfield, Mo. JQH Arena

March 3, 2011 ■ Evansville, Ind. Roberts Stadium

March 5, 2011 ■ Carbondale, Ill. SIU Arena

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Despite shooting just over 35 percent from the floor, the Lady Bears closed out the home portion of their schedule in style with a 73-65 victory over Creighton at JQH Arena. The Lady Bears used an 11-2 scoring run early in the second half to take control of the game, then withstood a late CU charge to send seniors Kendra Roberts and Jacque Griggs out on a high note. Roberts came prepared for the occasion, sparking the Lady Bear offense early before finishing with 11 points and a career-best six rebounds to help Missouri State notch its fourth straight win on Senior Day. The positive outcome was made possible by Missouri State’s work on the interior, led by a team-high 16 points from Christiana Shorter. The Lady Bears outscored the Bluejays by nearly a twoto-one margin in the paint (34-18) and pulled down 20 offensive boards, which they converted into 18 second-chance points. MSU’s post presence was evident during its critical run in which the Lady Bears scored 10 points in the paint over a three-and-a-half minute span early in the second half to turn a 40-37 contest into a 12-point MSU lead. Leading that charge was Casey Garrison, who accounted for seven of MSU’s 11 points during the run after missing her first eight field goal attempts of the game. The junior guard would total 11 of her 13 points in the second stanza and record her first double-double of 2010-11 with a season-and game-high 10 rebounds. Even after stretching their three-point halftime lead into double digits early in the second period, the Lady Bears would be forced to come up with another big run late in the game to pull out the victory. Creighton got hot from long range, as Kelsey Woodard knocked down the first of four eventual Bluejay three-point field goals over a span of just 1:58 to pull the visitors all the way back to within three points with just over 10 minutes to play. CU drew to within 62-60 on a Carli Tritz basket with just over five minutes remaining on the clock, but the Lady Bear defense would step up to the challenge in crunch time. MSU held the Bluejays without a field goal for nearly four minutes, while the offense expanded the margin back to nine points to effectively seal the win. Garrison started the spurt with a running left-hander in the lane, and Shorter added a basket to push the lead to six points with 3:20 to go. Missouri State, which struggled from the foul line in the second half (11-of-20), scored its final seven points of the game at the charity stripe, including four by Shorter. The Lady Bears took a 35-32 lead into intermission, despite going just 10-for-30 (.333) from the floor in the opening period. Shorter tallied 10 points, and Roberts added nine off the MSU bench to lead the way in a back-and-forth first 20 minutes. In addition to Roberts’s effort, Jaleshia Roberson gave Missouri State a lift off the bench as well, posting her second straight doubledigit scoring game with an 11-point day after going 2-for-3 from three-point range.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Lady Bears gained control of a backand-forth contest against Evansville with a pair of big scoring runs to cruise to an 80-61 victory at Roberts Stadium. MSU used 15-2 spurt late in the first half to gain the upper hand, then put the game on ice by out-scoring the Aces 18-5 over a three-and-a-half minute stretch in the second period. With the victory, the Lady Bears improved to 20-9 on the season, marking their second consecutive 20-win season and their 16th in the 42-year history of the program. Casey Garrison led four double-digit scorers for Missouri State with 16 points to go along with a season-high seven assists. Jasmine Malone and Jaleshia Roberson combined to go 7-of-12 from threepoint range, and Christiana Shorter tallied 11 of her 15 points in the opening period to help the Lady Bears seize control for good. Missouri State connected on 30-of-55 (.545) field goal attempts, including 8-of-15 (.533) from three-point range, to post its secondbest shooting effort of the season. The Lady Bears committed 21 giveaways, but finished with a 25-18 advantage in points scored off of turnovers. After the two teams traded blows for the first 14 minutes of the contest, Shorter's bucket in the paint with 6:08 to play in the period kicked off the scoring spurt that would see the Lady Bears stretch their lead to as many as 16 points. Malone tallied five straight points, including the first of two treys in a one-minute, 15-second span, and Karly Buer knocked down a baseline jumper with 4:14 left to make it a 32-20 advantage. Miranda Liles scored with 3:52 left on the clock to stop the string of nine unanswered points, but MSU came right back with a 6-0 spurt to claim its biggest lead of the half. UE came out firing in the second stanza, as Samantha Heck and Stephanie Bamberger both connected from long range early in the half to cut the lead down to single digits. MSU responded with a pair of Roberson triples, as well as a Garrison jumper in the lane, to push the advantage back to 15 points with just under 16 minutes to play. After a Staci Gillum three with 14:12 to go, the Lady Bears would hold the Aces scoreless for nearly three-and-a-half minutes to stretch their lead to 20 points. MSU, which would go nearly four minutes without a point, ended its dryspell with an eight-point outburst in a span of just 51 seconds. Garrison scored five straight points to initiate the run, and Malone sank her third triple of the game at the 11:01 mark to cap the run and make it a 58-38 ball game. The Lady Bears would continue to fire away, extending the margin to 25 on the first of four second-half baskets by Whitney Edie with 8:20 to play. MSU would lead by as many as 26 in the closing minutes before the Aces closed the game on a 10-4 run.

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Behind Casey Garrison’s 28 points and a season-high 28 free throws, the Lady Bears overcame a lackluster shooting performance to notch a 70-58 victory over Southern Illinois at SIU Arena. Garrison, who went 10-of-10 from the foul line, scored the first 10 Missouri State points of the second half to help the Lady Bears hold off a spirited SIU club. With the win the Lady Bears secured a tie for second place in the Missouri Valley Conference's final regular-season standings following losses by Creighton and Illinois State on the last day of league play. The victory for Missouri State did not come without a fight from the Salukis, who entered the match-up on an 18-game losing streak. SIU battled back from a nine-point first-half deficit to take a four-point lead late in the opening stanza, then fought from behind to knot the score two more times in the second half. The Lady Bears found themselves under pressure all day from the duo of Teri Oliver and Katrina Swingler, who combined to score 43 of the Salukis 58 points.