Auburn 61, Marathon Oil 63 (exh.)
November 8, 1996
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Marathon outscored Auburn 23-10 to open the second half and then held on for a 63-61 exhibition victory before 4,034 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The Tigers, who led 34-32 at the half, jumped out to a 15-5 lead early. Marathon enjoyed its largest lead at 55-44 with 6:54 remaining in the game before Auburn began chipping back. Bryant Smith nailed a 3-pointer with 1:20 left to bring Auburn to within 60-59. Trailin 63-61 with five seconds left, Auburn had one last hope but Wes Flanigan's jumper missed. Freshman Daymeon Fishback led the Tigers with 17 points (5-6 treys) while Pat Burke added 11 points and 9 rebounds. Troy Mullenburg had 13 points for Marathon, which had defeated Georgia Tech by 29 and Clemson by 6.

Marathon            FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Peter Patton, G     2-5       1-2       2-2       2    5    7    23   1    2    0    1
Joe McClean, G      2-6       0-3       1-2       3    3    5    27   3    2    0    0
Paul Crocker, F     1-5       0-1       2-3       2    1    4    24   1    1    0    0
Mike Simmons, F     2-6       0-0       0-0       4    1    4    18   0    2    3    1
Kevin Holmes, C     5-10      0-0       1-2       5    3    11   21   0    0    1    0
Paul Doerrfeld      1-5       0-1       1-2       2    3    3    16   0    0    1    2
Will Scott          4-10      1-1       2-3       3    2    11   25   1    2    0    3
Troy Mullenburg     5-7       3-4       0-0       4    2    13   18   0    4    0    0
Mark Mitchell       2-3       1-1       0-0       1    3    5    28   5    3    0    5
Totals              24-57     6-13      9-14      30   23   63   200  11   16   5    12

FG%: 1st Half 14-30 .467, 2nd Half 10-27 .370, Game 24-57 .421; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-4 .500, 2nd Half 4-9 .444, Game 6-13 .462; FT%: 1st Half 2-3 .667, 2nd Half 7-11 .636, Game 9-14 .643; Team Rebounds: 4; Deadball Rebounds: 4.

Auburn              FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Derek Caldwell, G   0-4       0-2       1-2       6    3    1    21   0    5    0    1
Wes Flanigan, G     3-4       1-1       2-8       3    3    9    32   7    3    0    1
Daymeon Fishback, G 5-7       5-6       2-2       5    0    17   28   1    3    0    1
Pat Burke, C        5-11      0-1       1-3       9    3    11   28   2    1    2    1
Alvin Jefferson, F  0-3       0-0       1-2       3    3    1    22   1    4    1    1
Franklin Williams   2-6       1-3       2-2       4    2    7    13   0    3    0    0
Doc Robinson        1-1       0-0       0-0       1    2    2    14   2    3    0    0
Bryant Smith        3-6       2-4       3-4       4    0    11   22   1    1    1    2
Mamadou N'diaye     0-1       0-0       0-1       2    0    0    5    0    1    1    0
Adrian Chilliest    0-2       0-1       0-0       1    1    0    10   0    1    0    0
Earnest Brown       0-1       0-0       0-0       0    0    0    2    0    0    0    0
Jeremy Beasley      1-1       0-0       0-0       0    0    2    3    0    1    0    0
Totals              20-47     9-18      12-24     39   17   61   200  14   26   5    7

FG%: 1st Half 11-25 .440, 2nd Half 9-22 .409, Game 20-47 .426; 3FG%: 1st Half 6-12 .500, 2nd Half 3-6 .500, Game 9-18 .500; FT%: 1st Half 6-11 .545, 2nd Half 6-13 .462, Game 12-24 .500; Team Rebounds: 1; Deadball Rebounds: 4.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1    2         F
Marathon            32   31   -    63
Auburn              34   27   -    61
OFFICIALS-R.T. Day, Bruce Benedict, Phil Robinson
Technical FOULS-None
ATTENDANCE-4,034

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