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Auburn women drop tough contest at Missouri
Feb. 8, 2015

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Montgomery vs LSU
(9-15, 0-11)
 Feb. 8, 2015
 Auburn Tigers
 Missouri Tigers

(13-11, 3-8)

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Auburn junior Tra'Cee Tanner recorded her fifth double-double of the season, but Missouri came from behind for a 59-49 win Sunday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.

Auburn led by as many as eight points early in the second half, but went cold over the final 11 minutes as Mizzou heated up from the floor and the free-throw line. Mizzou was 14-of-20 at the line in the game while Auburn hit just seven of 17 free-throw attempts.

Tanner finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season, third in SEC play and second in the last three game. Brandy Montgomery added 10 points for Auburn, and Neydja Petithomme had a career-high nine rebounds.

Auburn had a season-low nine turnovers, but shot just 30.2 percent from the floor (19 percent from 3-point range). Meanwhile, Missouri was 38 percent from the field for the game, including a 45.8-percent clip in the second half.

Katie Frerking hit a layup with 11:29 to play to give Auburn a 42-40 lead. But from that point forward, Auburn scored seven points and connected on just two of 14 field goal tries over the final 11 minutes. Missouri took advantage, hitting nine of its first 13 shots of the half and shooting 12-for-15 at the free-throw line.

Auburn jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead and maintained it for much of the first half, mostly thanks to Mizzou turnovers. Auburn was able to limit its own turnovers early, turning the ball over just twice in the first 12 minutes of the game and just four times in the first half, a season-best. It was 26-23 Auburn at the half.

Missouri's Maddie Stock scored 23 points off the bench to lead all scorers. Jordan Frericks had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Auburn has a week off before returning to action next Sunday, Feb. 15, at home against Arkansas. Tip is set for 1 p.m. at Auburn Arena, and the game will be televised by SEC Network.



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