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BOULDER, Colo. — Mizzou Women’s Basketball overcame Colorado 79-75 in a hard-fought, back-and-forth game on Saturday. The win brings the Tigers to 10-0, the first time the program has ever opened a season with 10 straight wins.

Junior Sierra Michaelis and Freshman Ceirra Porter each tallied a season-high 21 points to lead the Tigers. The team shot 46 percent from the field, 53 percent in 3-pointers, and 76 percent from the foul line.

“This was a big win for us on the road, and I’m really proud of our team,” head coach Robin Pingeton told an MUTigers reporter. “Colorado has a really nice team and they played a great game. We’ve got bigger goals and a bigger picture in mind. We’ve got to continue to get better and continue to work hard, although we are very pleased with where we are at.”

Missouri trailed at the end of each of the first three quarters, but pulled ahead when it counted. Behind 63-62 heading into the final quarter, Mizzou took a quick lead, before losing it once again. The Tigers were finally able to take back the lead with 5 minutes left with a 3-pointer from Lindsey Cunningham, a lead they would keep for the rest of the game.

Mizzou’s 10-0 start breaks a 33-year-old record, when the 1982-83 squad opened to 9 straight wins.

Missouri will next face the Lamar Lady Cardinals (2-5) at home on Sunday, Dec. 20.