Missouri women's basketball set to host Southern Indiana

Missouri's Ashton Judd puts up a shot in the lane during last week's game against North Alabama at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. (Courtesy of University of Missouri athletic department)

The Missouri Tigers look to continue their good offensive start to the season tonight when they host the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles in women’s basketball action.

Game time is 7 p.m. at Mizzou Arena (SEC Network-Plus).

Missouri (3-1) has scored 83 points in three straight games, the first time that has happened since the 2012-13 season.

Hayley Frank matched her career high with 29 points in Missouri’s last game, an 83-72 victory last Tuesday against North Alabama. She is seventh on the program’s all-time scoring list.

Grace Slaughter finished with 13 points, reaching double-digits in all four of her college games. The last player to do that in the program was Sophie Cunningham in 2015.

Southern Indiana (3-0), a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, is totaling 73 points per game and giving up an average of 53.7 to its opponents.

Vanessa Shafford, a 5-foot-9 junior guard, tops Southern Indiana in scoring (12.0), rebounds (9.0) and assists (3.0).

It will be the first meeting between the two programs.