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Missouri Prepares for Sixth Annual Beauty and the Beast

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Mizzou gymnastics will compete alongside Mizzou Wrestling on Friday at the event.

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Mizzou gymnastics will compete alongside Mizzou Wrestling on Friday at the event.
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Jan. 30, 2013

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MISSOURI VS. NO 17. AUBURN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Friday, February 1; 6:30 p.m. CT

The Hearnes Center; Columbia, Mo.
Live Twitter Updates: @TigerGymnastics
Video Feed: http://www.mizzounetwork.com
Live Scoring: www.mutigers.com/

Last Time Out
Sophomore Rachel Updike earned her first event titles of the season on Sunday as Missouri Gymnastics placed third in the Air Force Quad Meet. The Tigers finished with a team score of 193.000. UC Davis took the meet with a 193.325, followed by Air Force who scored 193.225. TWU finished fourth with a 191.400 score. Updike recorded a 9.850 score on her beam routine to take the event title, she also placed first on the uneven bars with a 9.825 score. Several Tigers improved their career-high scores at the meet, including Miranda Eubank who scored a 9.775 on the uneven bars to place second on the event.

A look at Auburn
Ranked No. 17 in the nation, the Auburn Tigers are averaging a 195.150 score this season. The team boasts a 196.025 season-high, which the Tigers earned in a losing effort at Florida. Auburn's Petrina Yokay leads the Tigers as she is tied for first in the nation on the uneven bars with a season average of 9.900. As a team, the Tigers rank 12th in the nation on the bars, averaging a team total of 48.906 this season.

History vs. Auburn
The two Tiger teams have competed against each other 24 times in program history, and Auburn has the 7-11 advantage in regular season competitions. The two last met in 2007 at the Cancun Challenge. The Mizzou Tigers placed fourth at the meet with a 192.625 while Auburn put up a 194.250. Missouri's last win over Auburn was in 2002 at the Cat Classic. Mizzou finished second at the competition with a 194.475. BYU took the Cat Classic Title, and the Auburn Tigers posted a 192.500 at the meet.

Quick Hits
• Sophomore All-American Rachel Updike currently checks in at 11th in the nation on the vault with a 9.892 average score.

•Missouri's win over TWU at the Air Force Quad Meet marks Missouri Gymnastics' 360th win in the regular season.

• Freshmen Rachel Henderson and Miranda Eubank competed for the first time in their careers against No. 3 Florida. Eubank continued to step up, earning a spot in the floor lineup at the Air Force Quad meet as well.

• Two more meets this season will be televised regionally and nationally, next up will be the Tigers' meet at Kentucky, which will air on ESPU on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., and Mizzou's March 1 meet against Arkansas will appear on Fox Sports Net on March 9 at 11 p.m.

• Friday's Beauty and the Beast is the sixth time Missouri has hosted the event, with the first time coming in 2007.