#1 Kentucky 88, Auburn 73

#1 Kentucky 88, Auburn 73
February 27, 1996
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Tony Delk led five Wildcats in double figures as No. 1 Kentucky downed Auburn 88-73 before a sellout crowd of 10,108 and an ESPN nationally-televised audience. UK came in winning by an average of 27.6 points in its previous seven SEC road games. The Tigers jumped out to a 12-5 lead five minutes into the game and was tied at 24 with 6:39 to play in the first half. Kentucky, which led 41-32 at the half, then outscored Auburn 32-14 in the last six minutes of the first half and the first six minutes of the second half to enjoy its largest lead at 56-38 with 13:54 remaining. The Tigers clawed back to 75-65 with 4:29 left, but couldn't get any closer. Franklin Williams scored a career-high 22 points, dished out a career-high 4 assists and pulled down 4 rebounds. Wes Flanigan totaled 17 points, 9 assists and 3 rebounds. UK scored 29 points off of 18 Auburn turnovers compared to the Tigers' scoring 4 points off 7 Wildcat turnovers. The Wildcats scored 20 second chance points compared to Auburn's 5.

Kentucky                FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Derek Anderson, F       2-5     0-1     4-4     1   0   8   23  1   0   0   0
Antoine Walker, F       4-15    0-0     3-6     15  3   11  34  3   2   0   0
Walter McCarty, C       5-12    1-2     0-0     3   4   11  28  4   0   0   2
Tony Delk,  G           7-10    1-3     0-0     3   1   15  24  2   0   0   1
Anthony Epps, G         4-7     3-6     1-2     6   1   12  29  7   3   1   4
Ron Mercer              3-10    2-4     0-0     2   1   8   17  1   1   0   0
Mark Pope               1-6     0-2     2-2     7   5   4   18  0   0   2   0
Wayne Turner            2-4     0-0     4-4     1   3   8   11  4   1   0   2
Jeff Sheppard           5-7     1-2     0-1     2   1   11  15  0   0   0   0
Allen Edwards           0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Totals                  33-76   8-20    14-19   41  19  88  200 22  7   3   9

FG%: 1st Half 17-43 .395, 2nd Half 16-33 .485, Game 33-76 .434; 3FG%: 1st Half 5-13 .385, 2nd Half 3-7 .429, Game 8-20 .400; FT%: 1st Half 2-5 .400, 2nd Half 12-14 .857, Game 14-19 .737; Team Rebounds: 1; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

Auburn                  FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Ray Donald, G           2-6     1-3     0-0     4   2   5   23  2   2   1   0
Franklin Williams, F    8-10    4-5     2-3     4   4   22  24  4   2   0   1
Pat Burke, C            6-6     0-0     2-5     7   2   14  30  1   4   3   0
Wes Flanigan, G         5-14    0-2     7-8     3   1   17  33  9   5   0   1
Lance Weems, G          2-7     0-4     0-0     2   3   4   31  2   3   0   0
Bryant Smith            1-4     1-1     0-0     3   5   3   24  2   2   0   2
Adrian Chilliest        0-0     0-0     1-2     1   1   1   3   0   0   0   0
Derek Caldwell          0-1     0-1     0-0     1   1   0   8   1   0   0   0
Alvin Jefferson         3-7     0-0     1-2     4   1   7   22  0   0   3   0
Reid Clark              0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0
Totals                  27-55   6-16    13-20   34  20  73  200 21  18  7   4

FG%: 1st Half 13-26 .500, 2nd Half 14-29 .483, Game 27-55 .491; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-6 .333, 2nd Half 4-10 .400, Game 6-16 .375; FT%: 1st Half 4-8 .500, 2nd Half 9-12 .750, Game 13-20 .650; Team Rebounds: 5; Deadball Rebounds: 5.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
Kentucky            41  47  --   88
Auburn              32  41  --   73

OFFICIALS--John Clougherty, Don Rutledge, Mike Wood
Technical FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--10,108 (c)

Last Modified February 29, 1996
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