Postgame Notes vs. Auburn

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Feb. 2, 2013

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Missouri Basketball Post Game Notes
Mizzou vs. Auburn
Feb. 2, 2013

Missouri and Auburn met for the first time in series history on the hardwood and the clubs will not meet again during the regular season.

Missouri improved to 79-4 at Mizzou Arena since the 2008-09 season and are now 28-1 at home under Head Coach Frank Haith.

Missouri remains undefeated at home this year, 13-0. The Tigers 5-0 at home in SEC play and has won 14 consecutive overall at Mizzou Arena dating back to last year. Florida is the only other unbeaten team at home in the SEC this season.

Alex Oriakhi scored his 1,000th career point in today's win. The milestone bucket came at the 12:36 mark of the second half (three-point play). Big Al opened his career with 789 points at Connecticut before transferring to Mizzou for his senior campaign.

Phil Pressey is now second all-time in school history with 491 assists. He passed the great Melvin Booker today with his 10 dimes vs. Auburn. Booker had 488 career assists. Next up for Pressey is Anthony Peeler (497 career assists) who is the school record holder.

Today was Pressey's 12th career double-digit assist game.

Pressey also has 151 assists this season, which is already No. 5 in school history. Pressey owns the school record with his 223 assists last year.

Earnest Ross recorded his career high at Mizzou with 23 points vs. his former teammates. Ross also tied his career high with five three point makes. He made five treys twice as an Auburn Tiger.

Ross has been outstanding from three-point range at home in SEC play. He is 16-of-23 overall in five SEC home games, including five treys this afternoon.

Keion Bell recorded his top scoring game as a Missouri Tiger, 24 points. Bell has now reached double figures in five consecutive games played. He did miss games against South Carolina and LSU due to injury during that stretch. His previous high at Mizzou was 17 points at UCLA on Dec. 28.

Bell became the fifth Tiger to score at least 20 points in a game this season, joining Phil Pressey, Laurence Bowers, Jabari Brown and Earnest Ross.

Missouri had two players score 20 points in a game for the first time this season.

Laurence Bowers reached double figures in scoring again on Saturday and has now reached double figures in 15-of-16 games played.

 

 

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