Observations: Auburn 88, Missouri 82

Auburn lost a big lead, again. Then Sharife Cooper took over, the bench rose up and Allen Flanigan delivered the knockout punch in a top-15 win.

PG Sharife Cooper (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)

If Auburn’s home game against No. 12 Missouri felt a lot like its previous midweek game, it’s because it was trending in that direction. The Tigers raced out to a big first-half lead, had a slump late in the first half and went through a rough start to the second half.

Last week against Arkansas, that t…

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