Missouri 91, Auburn 77

Saturday, February 2, 2013 1:30 PM
Location - Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri
Officials - John Heatly, Mark Nance, Tracy Woodson
Attendance - 12313

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Auburn 35 42 77
Missouri 45 46 91

Recap


No. 18 Missouri 91, Auburn 77: Keion Bell returned from a one-game absence to score a season-high 24 points as Missouri won its first-ever meeting against Auburn and improved to 13-0 at home.

Earnest Ross stung his former team with season highs in 3-pointers (five) and points (23) for Missouri (16-5, 5-3 SEC), which outscored Auburn 42-20 in the paint and shot 54.5 percent from the floor.

Frankie Sullivan finished with 12 points to pace Auburn (8-13, 2-6), which has lost six straight.

Missouri established the inside game early with Laurence Bowers scoring five quick points before Ross drained all three of his first-half 3-pointers to help the host jump out to a 45-35 cushion at the break.

Sullivan led a small rally with four straight points early in the second half to bring Auburn within eight points, but Bell made one of his seven layups and Phil Pressey hit his only basket – a 3-pointer – to spark an 18-5 run over a 4:17 span as the lead quickly ballooned to 21 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bell missed Wednesday’s loss at LSU with pain in his left bicep muscle. … With 11 points Saturday, Missouri F Alex Oriakhi surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career. The Connecticut transfer scored 789 points for the Huskies over three years before joining Missouri prior to this season. … Pressey – the conference’s assist leader – finished with only four points but had 10 assists, his fourth double-digit effort of the season. He is seven assists shy of breaking Anthony Peeler’s school record for career assists (497).

Auburn Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Shaquille Johnson 24:00 2-7 0-2 4-4 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 0 8
Frankie Sullivan 16:00 4-9 2-5 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 0 12
Rob Chubb 19:00 2-3 0-0 6-6 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 10
Chris Denson 25:00 3-8 1-2 3-6 0 3 3 1 2 2 1 0 10
Allen Payne 21:00 1-3 0-0 4-4 1 3 4 0 2 0 3 0 6
Josh Wallace 14:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2
Jordon Granger 14:00 0-2 0-1 4-4 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 4
Jordan Price 17:00 1-6 1-5 2-2 2 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 5
Asauhn Dixon-Tatum 21:00 2-5 0-0 4-4 2 1 3 1 5 0 0 1 8
Brian Greene Jr. 24:00 2-5 2-3 3-4 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 0 9
Noel Johnson 5:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 19-53 7-22 32-36 7 19 26 9 26 5 12 1 77
  35.8% 31.8% 88.9% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 12

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Laurence Bowers 20:00 5-9 0-1 2-3 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 1 12
Keion Bell 34:00 9-13 0-1 6-8 0 5 5 2 2 3 2 1 24
Alex Oriakhi 24:00 3-6 0-0 5-7 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 11
Phil Pressey 28:00 1-2 1-2 1-2 0 3 3 10 3 1 3 0 4
Jabari Brown 29:00 2-8 0-5 7-7 1 3 4 2 2 1 1 0 11
Earnest Ross 30:00 8-12 5-6 2-2 1 1 2 1 2 3 2 0 23
Ryan Rosburg 10:00 0-1 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 2
Tony Criswell 14:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 4
Negus Webster-Chan 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Corey Haith 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stefan Jankovic 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Feldmann 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 30-55 6-16 25-33 8 20 28 17 23 8 11 3 91
  54.5% 37.5% 75.8% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 11