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Did Missouri’s Jabari Brown travel at end of Auburn game?

01/15/2014 11:54 AM

01/15/2014 11:54 AM

Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good, which Missouri was Saturday in a 70-68 victory at Auburn.

Missouri was fortunate that junior guard Jabari Brown wasn’t called for a travel in the closing seconds of the game after freshman point guard Wes Clark deflected an inbound pass to him near the sideline in front of the Auburn bench.

“I probably did,” Brown said when asked if he took a few extra steps on that play. “I don’t know. It was weird the way I caught it at an angle and I felt off balance. And I thought there was less time than there was, but I’m glad they didn’t call it.”

So are his teammates, who are convinced Brown got away with one.

“I’ve seen it a couple times,” junior Jordan Clarkson said. “It looked like he had three steps, maybe three and a half. But, hey man, the ref didn’t call it. Probably because he knocked him out of bounds, but we’re just happy we finished that game out.”

Of course, with only a second

— perhaps a fraction more — on the clock, it’s unlikely Auburn would have pulled out the win, but stranger things have happened.

Instead, the officials conferred briefly, opted not to call anything and ran off the floor to boos as Missouri celebrated its first SEC win of the season.

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