The Missouri women’s basketball team has found its groove right in the heart of SEC play.
Mizzou won its fourth straight game on Thursday night by beating Auburn 68-53 in Columbia.
Cierra Porter led Missouri with 27 points and nine rebounds.
Porter’s jumper at the 7:46 mark in the first quarter gave Mizzou its first lead of the game at 5-3, and MU did not trail Auburn the rest of the game.
With the win, Missouri improved to 15-7 overall and 5-3 in the SEC.
Auburn is 14-7 and 4-3.
Lindsey Cunningham had 12 points and five rebounds for Mizzou, and Amber Smith added 13 points.
Sophie Cunningham, Missouri’s leading scorer on the season, finished with three points on 1-5 shooting. She pulled down seven rebounds.
Janiah McKay led Auburn with 14 points.
Missouri dominated inside. Mizzou had a 36-16 advantage on points in the paint and outrebounded Auburn 40-27.
Missouri shot 53.3 percent from the field, while holding Auburn to 30.4 percent shooting.