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It's Tiger vs Tiger Round 2 as our Tigers of Ol Mizzou head down to Auburn Alabama to take on their Tigers and look to push their record to 2-0 in conference play.

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After getting a surprising win in their first SEC game of the season at home against LSU on Thursday night, Mizzou has a quick turnaround time as they take on Auburn in their first league road game of the season against Auburn.

So far this season Mizzou has played at home, a stop over in Norman and at the mythical neutral site whether that be Hawaii, KC, or the STL. Those places all sound pretty good, minus Norman.
With the return of Bruce Pearl, expect a lively arena and a great first test for our young Tigers to see how they handle the adversity of the road.

Who?

Mizzou at Auburn University

What?

SEC BASKETBALL!!!!!

When?

6:00 pm CT

Where?

Auburn, Alabama

Why?

Why not!

TV?

SEC Network of course!

Radio?

Tiger Radio Network
Mike Kelly and Gary Link


To the Power of Four we go; the Four Factors to Winning that is!

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Like in our game with LSU, Mizzou's got one advantage over Auburn and that's field goal percentage. Making your shots on the road is important seeing how you probably won't be getting the calls you would get at home.
In the other three factors Mizzou and Auburn are either tied or separated by mere percentage points when it comes to ball handling, offensive rebounding and free throw rate. But the four factors can only tell us so much. You know what can tell you more, why our Mizzou v Auburn preview, now with more vomiting unicorns than ever. Read it now!

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Reading through that you know Mizzou and Auburn are almost identical teams, both young with new coaches and a bumpy season to date.
Auburn will likely go small with their lineup and press Mizzou's young guards hoping to rattle them into some early turnovers that could lead to easy buckets on the other end.
However, Mizzou is bigger and if they can get Auburn's bigs into a little bit of foul trouble, well, then things change don't they?

Looking at Sam's Three keys, this is what it's going to take to win this game (aside from scoring more points than Auburn):

1) Win the Game on the Glass. We've got the talls to do it, especially if good Keanau is sticking around for a little longer. I mean, we were able to hang with LSU and who saw that coming?

2) Don't turn the ball over! If Mizzou continues to run a primarily small lineup with Shamburger, Wes Clark and Tramaine Isabell the onus will be on these three. Against LSU, they looked pretty good, so keep it up, value the rock and don't get intimidated by the pressure, piece of cake/pie.

3) Hitting the Three. Mizzou has been pretty good at this of late, with the main hitters being our three point guards and Namon Wright. Teki GC has been involved as well but with his condition being doubtful, well there's no real point in bringing that up. So Mizzou, hit from deep and do what you do.

Last time these two teams faced off was 364 days ago with Mizzou winning by two, 70-68, down at Auburn, again. Want to relive that game that literally has almost no bearing on tonight's matchup? Well you're in luck, 'cause we have a nice little highlight video!

There you have it, you are most certainly prepared I imagine. Now let's sit back, relax, have a drink and see what our Tigers do versus their Tigers. M-I-Z...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mizzou?src=hash">#Mizzou</a> at Auburn on the <a href="https://twitter.com/SECNetwork">@SECNetwork</a>. Tonight at 6 p.m. Are you ready? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetsHoop?src=hash">#LetsHoop</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MIZ?src=hash">#MIZ</a> <a href="http://t.co/uSBhDMO66e">pic.twitter.com/uSBhDMO66e</a></p>— Mizzou Basketball (@MizzouHoops) <a href="https://twitter.com/MizzouHoops/status/553980992768450560">January 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Will Mizzou get to 2-0 with a victory tonight?

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  • 73%
    Yes
    (14 votes)
  • 26%
    No
    (5 votes)
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