Missouri Tigers guard Jabari Brown (32) Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Postgame: Missouri Tigers Hold Off Auburn, 70-68


 

 

The Missouri Tigers bounced back in a big way with a nice conference win on the road against the Auburn Tigers. Missouri escaped with a hard contest win that came down to the final possession of the game.

LEADING SCORERS:

MIZZOU: Jordan Clarkson- 20 points, 4 rebounds 1 assist

AUBURN: KT Harrell- 27 points, 5 rebounds 1 assist

THE STORY:

The Missouri Tigers moved to 13-2 on the season with their road victory against SEC rival, the Auburn Tigers with a final score of 70-68. The game featured plenty of drama, especially in the closing minutes of the game.

Missouri Tigers guard Jabari Brown (32) Missouri defeated Auburn 70-68. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri’s, and the SEC’s leading scorer, Jordan Clarkson lead the tigers with his 20 points 4 rebounds and 1 assist. Earnest Ross, the former Auburn transfer who made the switch to Mizzou in 2011, hit four clutch free throws down the stretch to help seal the two point victory.

Jabari Brown was again a key contributor with his 15 points, completing the trio of players who have lead the way for Mizzou in most of their wins this season.

As mentioned before, this game was nothing short of dramatic. With five seconds remaining in the game, Auburn’s Chris Denson missed his second free throw of two attempts, giving the rebound to Missouri forward, Torren Jones, who stepped out of bounds on the base line, giving the possession back to the Auburn Tigers.

On the ensuing inbounds pass, Wes Clark batted away Tajh Shamsid-Deen’s long pass to end the game and Jabari Brown collected the ball just before time ran out. Brown appeared to have stepped out of bounds, or at the very least traveled, after he gathered in the ball. The officials could have put a couple more seconds on the clock, and given the ball back to Auburn, and Frank Haith could not have argued.

The officials decided instead to just let the game end with a controversial no call.

WHO’S NEXT:

Missouri moves to 1-1 in the conference and 13-2 over all. The Tigers continue their conference play on the road next Thursday at Vanderbilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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