Basketball Gameday Central: Auburn vs. Missouri

Jan. 31, 2013



Auburn vs. Missouri

Game Details

Date: Sat. Feb. 2, 2013 Tip: 12:30 PM CT
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Auburn Projected Starters

F 02 Allen Payne 6-6 / 215 Jr.
C 41 Rob Chubb 6-10 / 250 Sr.
G 5 Shaquille Johnson 6-5 / 210 Fr.
G 11 Josh Wallace 5-10 / 170 Sr.
G 23 Frankie Sullivan 6-1 / 206 Sr.

Missouri Projected Starters

F 3 Tony Criswell 6-9 / 240 Jr.
F 42 Alex Oriakhi 6-9 / 255 Sr.
G 1 Phil Pressey 5-11 / 175 Jr.
G 5 Keion Bell 6-4 / 200 R-Sr.
G 32 Jabari Brown 6-5 / 205 R-So.

Game Notes

Scouting Missouri

Auburn closes out its difficult stretch of five out of seven games on the road at Missouri ... Missouri lost at LSU 73-70 on Wednesday despite Phil Pressey's 25 points (1-of-9 3fgs), five assists, four steals and four rebounds and Jabari Brown's 19 points (4-of-10 3fgs) and seven rebounds ... LSU outshot Missouri 55.6 percent to 37.7 percent, but Mizzou had a 39-26 rebound advantage and a 14-4 edge in second chance points ... Laurence Bowers, who ranks fifth in the SEC averaging 16.3 points, totaled 10 points and six rebounds in 32 minutes at LSU after missing the previous five games with injury ... Bowers shoots 57.5 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent (13-of-26) from 3-point range but only 70.6 percent (24-of-34) from the foul line ... the only other SEC game Bowers played was against Alabama in the league opener ... Jabari Brown averages 15.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg while shooting 39.3 percent from 3-point range ... Phil Pressey adds 12.6 ppg and leads the SEC and is eighth nationally with 7.1 assists per game ... Missouri leads the SEC in rebound margin (+9.5), free throw pct. (.738), offensive rebounds (14.7) and is second in defensive rebounds (27.8) ... the Tigers are 12-3 overall, 1-1 in the SEC, with Bowers ... in SEC play, Missouri defeated Alabama 84-68, Georgia 79-62, South Carolina 71-65 and Vanderbilt 81-59 while losing at Ole Miss 64-49 and at Florida 83-52 ... Missouri is 12-0 at Mizzou Arena this year with a +19.8 scoring margin, including a 4-0 SEC record at home with a +12.8 scoring margin ... in games against common nonconference opponents, Missouri defeated Illinois 82-73 on Dec. 22 in St. Louis while Auburn lost to the Illini 81-79 on Dec. 29 in Chicago.

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