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University of Missouri at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 7 December 1999
SIUC (2-5) lost a hard fought game to the visiting University of Missouri (6-1) before ~150 fans in the SIU arena. Although trailing the Tigers at half-time 25-28, the Salukis mounted a comeback to take the lead at one point in the second half only to fall short in the final minutes resulting in a narrow 61-66 loss.

Mizzou's center junior Marlena Williams (55) shoots over Saluki forward junior Maria Niebrugge (40) while UM guard sophomore Natalie Bright (32) looks on.

Saluki freshman guard Janina Lopez (32) drives towards a rare 2-point basket against UM junior guard Tracy Franklin (22).

Saluki freshman guard Molly McDowell (11) drives past UM freshman guard Kerena Barr (15).

SIU's Melaniece Bardley (34) plays tough inside with both shooting and rebounding against able opponent, MIzzou forward senior Amy Monsees (5).

MIzzou center/forward senior Ekpe Akpaffrong (45) scores easily over SIU's junior forward Kristine Abramowski (55). Trailing the play are UM Williams (55) and SIU's Bardley (34) and sophomore guard Kim Holloway (5).

SIU junior guard Terica Hathaway (22) cut's the lead to 3 with a late 3-point basket, but the Saluki's fall short with a pivotal last minute 5-second call against SIU freshman McDowell, sealing Mizzou's narrow win.

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