The Missouri Tigers battled turnovers and miscues to pull to within one with less than 13 minutes to play, but Auburn used a 15-0 surge to pull away for a 91-73 win for the visitors at Mizzou Arena.
Kassius Robertson led Missouri (13-7, 3-4) with 21 points, and Jordan Barnett broke out with 19 points, including 12 in the first half. The Tigers used their long range shooting to get them back in this game.
Barnett went 5 of 8 and Robertson was 3 for 10 from long range.
It wasn’t enough as Mizzou managed just 18 points in the paint, were blocked eight times and turned the ball over 21 times.
Look for my analysis of the game with comments from Cuonzo and the players in the Bill Pollock Show podcast, posted early Thursday morning by 7 am here at Missourinet.com