#22 Auburn 73, Florida 70
February 10, 1996
O'Connell Center

Ray Donald drilled a 3-pointer with :01 left on the clock as #22 Auburn gained its first SEC road win of the season 73-70 over Florida before 9,912 in the O'Connell Center. The Tigers enjoyed its biggest lead at 64-52 with 4:02 left in the game before the Gators came storming back to tie it at 70-70 on a LeRon Williams 3-pointer with :19 remaining. Wes Flanigan, who had a game-high 10 assists brought the ball down court, dribbled around the top of the key and then dished it to Donald with the game-winner. Florida jumped out to a 14-4 lead five minutes into the game and led 23-14 before the Tigers reeled off 10 straight points to take their first lead at 24=23 with six minutes left in the half. The Gators, who led 29-28 at intermission, held a 49-48 lead with 10:54 left in the game when Auburn went on another 10-0 run. Flanigan drilled a one-handed 3-pointer in traffic just prior to the shot clock expiring to give the Tigers a 51-49 lead. He then stole the in-bounds pass and made a layup. Lance Weems, who scored a team-high 18 points and pulled down a team-high 7 rebounds, drilled a trey for a 56-49 Auburn lead. Flanigan then had a thunderous dunk to push the lead to nine to cap off the Tigers' run. Pat Burke totaled 16 points and 6 boards while Franklin Williams chipped in 12 points and Donald 11 (3-3 treys). Missed free throws down the stretch allowed the Gators to tie it as Auburn finished 7-14 from the foul line for the game, but was 10-21 from 3-point range. LeRon Williams scored a career-high 25 points to lead Florida. Leading scorer Dametri Hill, who finished with 17 points, only had 3 in the final half. Auburn committed a season-low 9 turnovers while Florida committed 8.

Auburn                   FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Adrian Chilliest, F      1-3       0-0       1-2       6    4    3    11   0    0    0    0
Ray Donald, G            4-5       3-3       0-0       4    1    11   24   3    1    0    0
Pat Burke, C             7-10      0-2       2-4       6    2    16   33   0    2    1    0
Lance Weems, G           6-13      4-7       2-2       7    2    18   36   0    1    0    1
Wes Flanigan, G          3-11      1-2       0-1       2    3    7    32   10   2    0    1
Franklin Williams        4-10      2-4       2-3       3    0    12   33   0    1    1    1
Phillip Thomas           0-2       0-1       0-2       0    0    0    8    2    0    0    0
Alvin Jefferson          0-0       0-0       0-0       0    1    0    3    0    0    0    0
Bryant Smith             2-4       0-1       0-0       3    0    4    16   2    2    0    0
Derek Caldwell           1-2       0-1       0-0       1    1    2    4    2    0    0    0
Totals                   28-60     10-21     7-14      36   14   73   200  19   9    2    3

FG%: 1st Half 11-30 .367, 2nd Half 17-30 .567, Game 28-60 .467; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-15 .267, 2nd Half 6-6 1.000, Game 10-21 .476; FT%: 1st Half 2-6 .333, 2nd Half 5-8 .625, Game 7-14 .500; Team Rebounds: 4; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

Florida                  FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Brian Thompson, F        3-5       0-0       0-0       8    4    6    33   3    2    1    1
LeRon Williams, F        11-19     1-1       2-2       9    3    25   27   0    0    3    0
Dametri Hill, C          6-12      3-4       2-3       9    5    17   36   3    2    0    1
Greg Williams, G         1-7       1-5       0-0       0    4    3    31   6    2    1    0
Eddie Shannon, G         6-17      0-3       0-0       5    1    12   37   7    2    0    2
John Griffiths           0-0       0-0       0-0       1    0    0    2    0    0    0    0
Dan Williams             1-2       1-1       0-0       3    0    3    12   0    0    0    0
Greg Stolt               0-3       0-3       2-3       0    1    2    13   0    0    0    0
Antrone Lee              0-1       0-1       0-0       0    0    0    2    0    0    0    0
Damen Maddox             0-0       0-0       0-0       0    0    0    2    0    0    0    0
Kendrick Spruel          1-2       0-1       0-0       2    0    2    5    0    0    0    0
Totals                   32-71     8-22      7-15      33   23   79   200  15   14   3    9

FG%: 1st Half 10-36 .278, 2nd Half 19-32 .594, Game 29-68 .426; 3FG%: 1st Half 3-12 .250, 2nd Half 3-7 .429, Game 6-19 .316; FT%: 1st Half 6-8 .750, 2nd Half 0-0 .000, Game 6-8 .750; Team Rebounds: 3; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1    2         F
Auburn              28   45   --    73
Florida             29   41   --    70

OFFICIALS--John Clougherty, Tom Eades, R.T. Day

Technical FOULS--None

ATTENDANCE--9,912

Last Modified February 12, 1996
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