Auburn 89, #17 Georgia 86
January 13, 1996
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Franklin Williams scored 18 points and Wes Flanigan 17 to lead Auburn to an 89-86 victory over 17th-ranked Georgia before a sellout crowd of 10,108 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The win vaulted Auburn -- with a ranking of 23 in AP and USA Today/CNN -- into the top 25 for the first time since Jan. 10, 1988. The game was close the entire way, with the largest lead being eight points. Tied at 81 with 2:10 remaining, Auburn nailed eight consecutive free throws, four by Williams, two by Flanigan and the last two by Pat Burke to give the Tigers a 3-point lead with 17 seconds left. Georgia had two 3-point attempts to tie but missed. In fact, Auburn did not score a basket for the final 5:55 of the game when Flanigan hit a jumper for a 80-77 lead. Leading 43-42 at the half, the Tigers hit five 3-pointers to open the half as it built the game's largest lead at 58-50 in less than five minutes. The Bulldogs stormed back to take its final lead at 77-76 with 7:37 to play before Auburn's heroics. UGA's Shandon Anderson scored a game-high 21 points. Georgia, which came into the game leading the SEC in five defensive categories, allowed the Tigers to shoot .525 percent from the field and .414 percent from 3-point range. The Bulldogs, which outrebounded Auburn 39-26, shot .500 percent from the field. Both teams had only 10 turnovers, which marked Auburn's lowest total of the season thus far.

Georgia                  FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Carlos Strong, F         4-8       0-0       3-4       4    4    11   21   1    2    0    1
Shandon Anderson, F      9-17      1-3       2-4       6    2    21   32   4    2    2    1
Terrell Bell, C          3-7       0-0       4-6       9    5    10   34   2    1    0    0
Pertha Robinson, G       4-9       1-5       0-0       3    2    9    35   8    2    0    0
Katu Davis, G            5-14      2-7       0-0       7    3    12   33   2    1    0    2
Jon Nordin               0-0       0-0       0-0       0    0    0    8    0    0    0    0
Michael Chadwick         2-5       1-2       0-0       4    0    5    10   2    1    0    0
Steve Jones              4-4       0-0       1-2       2    1    9    15   0    0    0    0
Ray Harrison             1-2       1-2       0-0       0    0    3    8    3    1    0    0
Orlando Smith            2-2       1-1       1-1       0    1    6    4    0    0    0    0
Totals                   34-68     7-20      11-17     39   18   86   200  22   10   3    4

FG%: 1st Half 17-34 .500, 2nd Half 16-33 .485, Game 34-68 .500; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-9 .222, 2nd Half 5-11 .455, Game 7-20 .350; FT%: 1st Half 4-6 .667, 2nd Half 7-11 .636, Game 11-17 .647; Team Rebounds: 4; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

Auburn                   FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Ray Donald, G            4-6       4-5       1-2       5    0    13   27   1    1    1    0
Franklin Williams, F     6-7       2-2       4-4       3    2    18   34   3    2    0    0
Pat Burke, C             2-6       0-1       4-6       4    4    8    28   3    2    2    0
Lance Weems, G           6-15      3-10      0-0       3    2    15   30   0    1    0    0
Wes Flanigan, G          6-9       0-2       5-6       4    1    17   36   8    4    0    4
Phillip Thomas           0-2       0-2       0-0       1    0    0    4    1    0    0    0
Alvin Jefferson          4-7       0-0       1-1       2    2    9    12   0    0    1    0
Bryant Smith             0-0       0-0       0-0       0    0    0    1    0    0    0    0
Derek Caldwell           3-6       3-6       0-0       1    0    9    22   1    0    0    0
Adrian Chilliest         0-1       0-1       0-0       2    1    0    6    0    0    0    0
Totals                   31-59     12-29     15-19     26   12   89   200  17   10   4    4

FG%: 1st Half 17-34 .500, 2nd Half 14-25 .560, Game 31-59 .525; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-15 .267, 2nd Half 8-14 .571, Game 12-29 .414; FT%: 1st Half 5-7 .714 2nd Half 10-12 .833, Game 15-19 .789; Team Rebounds: 1; Deadball Rebounds: 4.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1    2         F
Georgia             42   44   --    86
Auburn              43   46   --    89

OFFICIALS--Gerald Boudreaux, Jamie Jones, Phil Robinson

Technical FOULS--None

ATTENDANCE--10,108 (c)

Last Modified January 16, 1996
Auburn Media Relations