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Auburn 68, Vanderbilt 65

Auburn 68, Vanderbilt 65
March 7, 1996
SEC Tournament First Round, Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, La.

Freshman Derek Caldwell tied a career-high with 17 points and Wes Flanigan chipped in 15 and Lance Weems 12 to lead Auburn to a come-from-behind 68-65 victory over Vanderbilt in the first round of the SEC Tournament in the Louisiana Superdome. The Tigers shot a season-high 57.9 percent from 3-point range. Auburn, which trailed by as much as 11, 35-24, in the second half, went on an 18-6 run to take a 42-41 lead with 14:08 left in the game. The Commodores then led 60-56 with 4:49 to play before the Tigers made their final run of 11-3 to take a 67-63 lead with 25 seconds to play. Howard Pride led Vandy with 18 points and Pax Whitehead added 15. The Tigers' Caldwell was 6-8 from the field and a torrid 5-7 from 3-point range.

Auburn                  FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Ray Donald, G           3-5     1-2     0-0     0   0   7   12  1   1   0   0
Alvin Jefferson, C      2-3     0-0     1-2     8   2   5   31  0   3   1   1
Franklin Williams, F    1-3     0-0     0-3     1   0   2   9   0   1   0   0
Lance Weems, G          4-10    3-6     1-2     2   2   12  29  1   2   0   0
Wes Flanigan, G         6-11    1-1     2-4     4   2   15  36  9   5   0   2
Pat Burke               2-7     0-1     0-2     10  2   4   27  1   0   3   1
Derek Caldwell          6-8     5-7     0-0     1   1   17  29  1   1   0   1
Adrian Chilliest        0-2     0-0     0-0     1   2   0   14  1   2   0   0
Bryant Smith            2-3     1-2     1-1     1   0   6   13  1   0   0   1
Totals                  26-52   11-19   5-14    30  11  68  200 15  16  4   6

FG%: 1st Half 11-26 .423, 2nd Half 15-26 .577, Game 26-52 .500; 3FG%: 1st Half 5-10 .500, 2nd Half 6-9 .667, Game 11-19 .579; FT%: 1st Half 2-4 .500, 2nd Half 3-10 .300 Game 5-14 .357; Team Rebounds: 2; Deadball Rebounds: 4.

Vanderbilt              FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Malik Evans, F          5-10    0-0     1-1     11  2   11  34  2   3   2   0
Austin Bates, F         1-5     0-0     0-0     3   3   2   19  1   1   0   0
Howard Pride, G         5-10    5-8     3-5     5   1   18  35  3   1   0   1
Frank Seckar, G         3-9     2-5     0-0     3   3   8   39  8   4   0   5
Drew Maddux, G          3-9     0-2     1-2     3   1   7   25  4   0   0   1
Gianni Cugini           0-4     0-0     0-0     3   2   0   8   0   0   0   0
Pax Whitehead           7-9     0-0     1-1     1   1   15  22  0   3   0   1
Billy DiSpaltro         2-3     0-0     0-0     4   3   4   18  0   1   1   0
Totals                  26-59   7-15    6-9     34  16  65  200 18  14  3   8

FG%: 1st Half 14-31 .452, 2nd Half 12-28 .429, Game 26-59 .441; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-5 .800, 2nd Half 3-10 .300, Game 7-15 .467; FT%: 1st Half 3-4 .750; 2nd Half 3-5 .600, Game 6-9 .667; Team Rebounds: 1; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
Auburn  29  39  --   68
Vanderbilt  35  30  --   65
OFFICIALS--John Clougherty, David Dodge, R.T. Day
Technical FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--8,047

Last Modified March 11, 1996
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