The No. 13 Auburn Tigers take on the Missouri Tigers on the road in Columbia on Tuesday.

Auburn is still in the hunt for the SEC regular season title, and Missouri is still searching for its first win of SEC play.

What are the biggest things to watch for during the game?

Can Auburn contain Missouri's guard duo?

Missouri has two guards who can impact a game: Tamar Bates and Sean East II.

Bates, a 6-foot-5 junior, is the Tigers' second-highest scorer with 13.6 points per game. He shoots 49.8% from the field.

East, a 6-foot-3 senior, is Missouri's leading scorer with 17.5 points per game. He also averages 3.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game and shoots 53.8% from the field.

Auburn will need to contain these two.

Will Auburn continue to shoot the ball well?

Auburn has continued to shoot the ball well since having an off night at home in its loss to Kentucky.

The Tigers are starting to hit more shots and are becoming a more dangerous team from 3-point range.

Continuing to improve in that area needs to be a focus for the Tigers as they look to make a run in March.

Could Auburn get caught looking ahead?

Missouri has played close games against some of the SEC's better teams, particularly at home.

Auburn will need to be careful not to limp out of the gate, or it could end up in trouble.

Auburn has the potential to make a run, but it can not be worried about tournament play yet.

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT. The television broadcast can be found on SEC Network, and the Auburn Sports Network broadcast can be streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics app.

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