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No. 17 Missouri vs. Auburn final score: Mizzou rolls to 91-77 win

Missouri pulled away from Auburn late in the first half on Saturday and cruised to an easy win behind Keion Bell.

Jamie Squire

Keion Bell scored 24 points and Earnest Ross added 23 off the bench as the No. 21 Missouri Tigers coasted to a 91-77 victory over the Auburn Tigers on Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.

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Auburn stayed close throughout the majority of the first half, until Mizzou began to pull away late as Bell, who scored nine points in the final five minutes of the half, took over. Missouri kept right on rolling in the second half, extending its lead to as many as 20 points on several different occasions, starting at the 13:43 mark after Jabari Brown's layup.

Frankie Sullivan scored 12 points for Auburn, which had seven players finish with at least six points. Missouri star guard Phil Pressey was held to just four points, but dished out 10 assists in the win.

Mizzou (16-5, 5-3 SEC) will hit the road for a tough test against Texas A&M on Thursday, while Auburn (8-13, 2-6 SEC) will host rival Alabama on Wednesday.