Missouri’s conference slide continues, loses to Texas Tech

By The Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas — Casey Morris scored 15 points to lead four Texas Tech players in double figures and the 25th-ranked Lady Raiders kept Missouri winless in the Big 12 Conference with a 76-49 victory Sunday.

The Lady Raiders trailed early, but closed the first half on a 19-2 run. Missouri scored one basket over the final 10 minutes of the half and committed 15 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes.

Texas Tech (16-6, 4-6) led 34-19 at halftime.

Missouri pulled within 13 points midway through the second half on two free throws by Christine Flores. But the Lady Raiders pushed the lead to 27 points with a 16-2 run over the next 4 minutes.

Sydney Crafton scored 13 points to lead Missouri (10-11, 0-10).

The Tigers return to Mizzou Arena to play Iowa State on Wednesday, Feb. 8.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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