Auburn 69, Ole Miss 62

Auburn 69, Ole Miss 62
February 21, 1996
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Wes Flanigan scored 24 points, 18 in the second half, dished out seven assists and had three steals and three rebounds to lead Auburn to a come-from-behind 69-62 victory over Ole Miss. Trailing by as much as 18 points four times and then by 16 with 18 minutes left, Auburn outscored the Rebels 28-9 over a 10 minute stretch to take a 51-48 lead. The only lead change of the game when Auburn took its first lead came with 8 minutes left in the game when Bryant Smith forced a turnover and converted a layup for a 49-48 Tiger lead. From there, Auburn built and 8-point lead. The Tigers' pressing defense forced the Rebels out of their offense and into a 3-point shooting situation, where they hit just 2-11 attempts in the half. Ole Miss opened the game by scoring the first nine points and led by 18 on three occasions in the first half. Auburn closed the half with an 8-2 run, trimming the Rebel lead to 35-23. The Tigers committed 11 turnovers in the first half and made the same number of baskets. Ole Miss scored 17 points off of Tiger turnovers in the half, while Auburn hit 1-10 from 3-point range. Three Rebels, Jason Smith, Ansu Sesay and Michael White, scored 12 points. Franklin Williams scored 12 for Auburn while Lance Weems and Pat Burke each added 10.

Auburn                   FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Jason Smith, F           6-11      0-0       0-1       8    4    12   19   2    3    0    2
Ansu Sesay, F            6-13      0-4       0-1       6    3    12   36   0    2    0    1
Anthony Boone, C         0-2       0-0       0-0       3    1    0    19   1    0    0    0
Michael White, G         5-12      2-5       0-0       2    3    12   37   6    4    0    1
Keith Carter, G          3-11      2-4       1-2       9    2    9    37   3    4    0    4
Joezon Darby             4-12      1-5       2-2       3    0    11   22   2    2    0    0
Hunter Carpenter         0-0       0-0       0-0       0    0    0    3    0    0    0    0
Ervin Garnes             0-1       0-0       2-2       1    1    2    6    0    0    0    0
John Jackson             2-2       0-0       0-0       1    4    4    18   1    2    0    1
Jon Cantrell             0-1       0-1       0-0       1    0    0    3    0    1    0    0
Totals                   26-65     5-19      5-8       38   18   62   200  15   18   0    9

FG%: 1st Half 14-31 .452, 2nd Half 12-34 .353, Game 26-65 .400; 3FG%: 1st Half 3-8 .375, 2nd Half 2-11 .182, Game 5-19 .263; FT%: 1st Half 4-4 1.000, 2nd Half 1-4 .250, Game 5-8 .625; Team Rebounds: 4; Deadball Rebounds: 0.

Auburn                   FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Ray Donald, G            1-7       1-6       0-0       4    1    3    21   0    1    0    1
Franklin Williams, F     3-6       0-1       6-7       2    3    12   28   2    1    0    0
Pat Burke, C             4-8       0-1       2-2       8    1    10   29   1    5    2    1
Lance Weems, G           4-10      2-6       0-0       4    1    10   32   3    2    0    1
Wes Flanigan, G          10-13     3-4       1-2       3    2    24   36   7    5    1    3
Alvin Jefferson          1-1       0-0       0-0       3    0    2    14   0    3    2    0
Adrian Chilliest         0-2       0-0       0-0       1    2    0    10   0    0    0    0
Bryant Smith             2-4       1-1       1-3       3    0    6    16   0    0    0    1
Derek Caldwell           0-1       0-1       0-0       0    0    0    10   0    0    0    1
Phillip Thomas           0-1       0-1       2-2       0    0    2    4    0    1    0    0
Totals                   25-53     7-21      12-16     34   10   69   200  13   18   5    8

FG%: 1st Half 11-27 .407, 2nd Half 14-26 .538, Game 25-53 .472 3FG%: 1st Half 1-10 .100, 2nd Half 6-11 .545, Game 7-21 .333; FT%: 1st Half 0-0 .000, 2nd Half 12-16 .750, Game 12-16 .750; Team Rebounds: 6; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1    2         F
Ole Miss            35   27   --    62
Auburn              23   46   --    69

OFFICIALS--Gene Monje, Joe Mingle, Rich Marracino

Technical FOULS--None

ATTENDANCE--5,769

Last Modified February 22, 1996
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