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Lady Bears and Tigers In-State Rivalry

Missouri State beats Missouri.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo-The Lady Bears will also play Saturday as they host Southeast Missouri State.

MSU probably still feeling pretty ecstatic about their 67-53 win Thursday night over their in state rivals the Missouri Tigers.

It was certainly a defensive effort that came up big for the Lady Bears.

MSU turned 26 tiger turnovers into 32 points.

Also, the Lady Bears defense was able to hold the third-ranked 3 point shooting Tiger team to a 6-19 performance from 3-point land.

Tyonna Snow getting done on both ends for the Lady Bears. She had a team high 14 points and 6 steals in the win.

"Records go out the window when you play in-state games. I just felt like Missouri State was the aggressor coming out the gates," said Tigers basketball coach Robin Pingeton.

"I though our kids played their toughest game tonight. Really proud of them, I thought execution wise we did a really nice job in the first half. Got a little tight in the second half but we found some poise and confidence down the stretch and got big stops when we had to have them," said Lady Bears coach Kellie Harper.

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