#25 Mississippi State 69, Auburn 58

#25 Mississippi State 69, Auburn 58
March 8, 1996
SEC Tournament Quarterfinals, Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, La.

Marcus Bullard scored 19 points, Darryl Wilson 17 (16 in the second half) and Dontae Jones 16 as #25 Mississippi State defeated Auburn 69-58 in the quarterfinals of the 1996 SEC Tournament in the Louisiana Superdome. The Bulldogs went on to defeat Georgia and then #1 ranked Kentucky in the final for the title. Pat Burke led Auburn with 16 points, 14 in the first half. The Tigers led 31-27 after Burke banked in a shot with 13 seconds to play in the first half and had the momentum. However, State drove and Bullard followed his own missed shot with a make and was fouled with 0.9 seconds left in the half. He then missed the free throw and Erick Dampier tapped in the miss to tie the game at 31. After the Tigers led 37-34 to open the second half, MSU went on a 22-4 run during a time in which Auburn went 6:31 without scoring. The Bulldogs' tight defense limited the Tigers to 28 percent shooting in the second half, 35 percent for the game. MSU shot 57 percent in the second half, 48 percent for the game.

Auburn              FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Derek Caldwell, G   1-9     0-4     0-0     2   2   2   18  2   1   0   0
Alvin Jefferson, F  1-2     0-0     0-0     1   4   2   22  0   3   1   0
Pat Burke, C        7-12    2-4     0-3     11  1   16  34  0   2   3   0
Lance Weems, G      2-3     2-3     0-0     3   3   6   26  1   3   0   1
Wes Flanigan, G     2-13    1-6     4-4     5   4   9   36  8   1   0   2
Adrian Chilliest    0-1     0-0     0-0     1   0   0   6   0   0   0   0
Ray Donald          3-6     2-4     0-0     1   0   8   12  0   1   0   1
Franklin Williams   3-7     3-6     0-0     0   3   9   18  1   0   0   0
Bryant Smith        2-7     2-5     0-0     3   1   6   28  0   0   0   0
Totals              21-60   12-32   4-7     31  18  58  200 12  12  4   4

FG%: 1st Half 12-28 .429, 2nd Half 9-32 .281, Game 21-60 .350; 3FG%: 1st Half 5-13 .385, 2nd Half 7-19 .368, Game 12-32 .375; FT%: 1st Half 2-2 1.000, 2nd Half 2-5 .400, Game 4-7 .571; Team Rebounds: 4; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

Miss. State         FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Russell Walters, F  1-1     0-0     0-0     4   1   2   24  1   1   1   1
Dontae Jones, F     7-11    0-0     2-2     4   4   16  31  1   1   2   1
Erick Dampier, C    3-11    0-0     4-4     10  1   10  32  1   1   2   1
Darryl Wilson, G    4-8     1-4     8-9     5   0   17  33  0   2   0   3
Marcus Bullard, G   7-15    3-6     2-5     3   2   19  38  8   5   0   1
Whit Hughes         1-1     0-0     3-4     5   2   5   19  2   0   0   0
Bart Hyche          0-1     0-1     0-0     0   2   0   9   0   0   0   0
Tyrone Washington   0-0     0-0     0-0     2   1   0   7   0   2   1   0
Jay Walton          0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Bubba Wilson        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
McKie Edmonson      0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Totals              23-48   4-11    19-24   36  13  69  200 13  12  6   7

FG%: 1st Half 11-27 .407, 2nd Half 12-21 .571, Game 23-48 .479; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-6 .333, 2nd Half 2-5 .400, Game 4-11 .364; FT%: 1st Half 7-10 .700 2nd Half 12-14 .857, Game 19-24 .792; Team Rebounds: 3; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
Auburn  31  27  --   58
Mississippi State   31  38  --   69
OFFICIALS--Gerald Boudreaux, Ted Hillary, Rusty Herring
Technical FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--21,248

Last Modified March 11, 1996
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