Jan 6, 2018; Columbia, MO, USA; Mandatory Credit: Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers host Auburn

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The Auburn Tigers (17-2) are back on the road today in match up with Missouri Tiger(13-6). Auburn has been on one good power trip for this year. This 17-18 season being one of the best seasons they’ve had in a while.

Auburn Tiger Talk

Auburn has turned a lot of heads this season with the amounts of wins they have been able to maintain since the beginning  of the season. They recently got their 14 game winning streak snapped by Alabama. This road game for Auburn is an important win because in last years SEC tournament, Missouri knocked them out of any chance of winning it. Although, Auburn has a better record than Missouri they are still the underdogs in this matchup, due to the fact that they have that chip on their shoulder. This Auburn  team who is lead by leading scorer Bryce Brown averaging 16.4. Bryce brown is one of the best guards in the SEC, being ranked number one in 3-pointers making 64 for the season.

Starting Line up

  • Jared Harper 12.5 ppg
  • Bryce Brown 16.4 ppg
  • Mustapha Heron 15 ppg
  • Desean Murry 10.8 ppg
  • Jeremiah Tilmon 8.7 ppg

Keys For Missouri

Missouri Tigers who are under new coaching, Cuonzo Martin look to defeat Auburn tonight. The tigers are lead by, leading scorer Kassius Robertson hopes to go out there and give Auburn another upset. He has proven himself to be the leader of the team averaging the most alongside, Jordan Barnett. Missouri who would have been a power house team with the potential number 1 pick in the NBA Michael Porter Jr, struggles defensively wise. Missouri is ranked in the nations top 20 in both offense and defense, but tends to slack on both ends at times. The Tigers also have to prevent getting in foul trouble early in the game, for Auburn is ranked 10th free throw percentage. Missouri also should look to dish the ball in the paint, being that Auburns best post player Austin Wiley is out on investigation.

Starting Line up

  • Jordan Geist 7.4 ppg
  • Kassius Robertson 15.2 ppg
  • Jordan Barnett 14.5 ppg
  • Jontay Porter 8.2 ppg
  • Jeremiah Tilmon 8.7 ppg

Game time tonight kicks off at 9pm on ESPN.

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