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Game Thread: Auburn vs. Missouri

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The #1 team in the nation pays a visit to Columbia looking to stay atop the SEC, while Mizzou aims to spoil their new ranking.

Auburn 55 | Missouri 54

Final

First Half Notes

  • Kessler vs. Brazile for the jump should be so unfair, but Brazile’s length makes it a close contest actually.
  • Kobe Brown wins the first matchup of good-on-good vs Jabari Smith.
  • Bounces going Mizzou’s way early.
  • Chalk it up if Amari Davis has any mid-range look ever. Early 10 point lead for Mizzou.
  • Tigers begin things hot from behind the arc with 3 three-pointers.
  • Energy is off the charts in Mizzou Arena (at least from the student section). Pearl and Auburn seem a bit rattled.
  • Amari Davis counting his stellar offensive play as of late.
  • This display of ball movement is a telltale sign of this Missouri team really beginning to mesh as a team.
  • Jabari Smith really struggling to get any quality looks in this first half.
  • K.D. Johnson really feeling it now Auburn, accounted for 6 straight points either himself or on an assist to give Auburn the lead.
  • Walker Kessler looks like he is a foot taller than any Mizzou player on the floor.

Second Half Notes

  • K.D. Johnson plays like a pit bull, which is a major compliment.
  • Auburn got out to a fast start, but Kobe Brown responded by taking over on offense.
  • Slow offensive start to the half for both sides.
  • Both teams have to work really, really hard to get any good looks at the basket.
  • Auburn beginning to really impose their will on the offensive glass.
  • Jabari Smith and Kobe Brown going back and forth late has every NBA scout drooling.
  • Ronnie DeGray with a monster offensive board that drew a foul.
  • K.D. Johnson has continually showed up when Auburn needs it.
  • Javon Pickett with the most clutch shot he will ever hit in his life, back to a one point game.

The Details

Opponent: Auburn (18-1, 7-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

Is Mizzou Receiving Top 25 Votes? No

What Does Vegas Say? Mizzou +13.0

Where To Watch: SEC Network

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

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Five Questions!

  1. Will the Tigers cover?
  2. Who will be the leading scorer?
  3. Who will lead the Tigers in rebounding?
  4. Who is your trifecta for the game?
  5. What will the final score be?