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Cunningham named to Wooden Award Midseason List

Missouri's Sophie Cunningham, right, dribbles around South Carolina's Doniyah Cliney, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Mizzou's Sophie Cunningham was one of 25 players nationally named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list on Thursday. The award is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player.

Cunningham returned from injury last Sunday to lead Missouri to an 83-74 win over defending national champion South Carolina. Cunningham led all scorers in that game with 27 points on 9-of-10 shooting.

Cunningham leads the team in scoring this season, averaging 18.8 points per game while shooting nearly 60 percent from the field. She's also third on the team in rebounds and second in assists.

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