Auburn 86, Murray State 72

Auburn 86, Murray State 72
December 21, 1996
Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
Mulligan Holiday Hoopfest
Birmingham, Ala.

Bryant Smith scored a career-high 24 points and Franklin Williams added a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds as Auburn defeated Murray State 86-72 in the Mulligan Holiday Hoopfest before 7,679 in Birmingham. Auburn, which never trailed, went on a 18-2 run in less than four minutes in the first half to take a 21-5 lead eight minutes into the game. The Tigers, which led 41-24 at the half, enjoyed their largest lead at 20 points at three different times, last at 55-35 with 12:17 left in the game. Freshman Doc Robinson flirted with a triple-double by totalling 14 points, a career-high 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The Tigers, a 63 percent free throw shooting team coming in, made 16 consecutive free throws down the stretch. Vincent Rainey led Murray State with 23 points and 14 rebounds while Deteri Mayes added 20 points. Auburn outrebounded MSU 49-34, including 22-14 on the offensive glass.

Murray State            FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Chad Townsend, G        4-12    0-1     2-2     4   4   10  39  3   3   0   1
Aaron Page, G           1-1     0-0     1-2     3   0   3   12  0   1   0   0
Arnell Hamilton, C      0-1     0-0     0-0     0   3   0   12  0   1   1   0
Vincent Rainey, G       7-22    0-0     9-11    14  4   23  38  0   3   0   5
Deteri Mayes, G         8-12    1-2     3-4     3   5   20  32  0   4   0   0
D.J. Dahl               1-2     0-0     2-2     5   2   4   24  1   1   2   0
Darren Dawson           2-9     2-6     0-0     1   1   6   15  2   1   0   0
Jeremy Story            2-4     1-1     0-0     0   0   5   20  0   0   0   1
Matt Harris             0-0     0-0     1-2     1   4   1   8   0   0   0   1
Totals                  25-63   4-10    18-23   34  23  72  200 6   14  3   8

FG%: 1st Half 7-27 .259, 2nd Half 18-36 .500, Game 25-63 .397;
3FG%: 1st Half 1-5 .200, 2nd Half 3-5 .600, Game 4-10 .400;
FT%: 1st Half 9-12 .750, 2nd Half 9-11 .818, Game 18-23 .783;
Team Rebounds: 3; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

Auburn                  FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Earnest Brown, G        0-3     0-1     0-0     1   1   0   4   0   1   0   0
Wes Flanigan, G         3-12    1-5     0-0     2   1   7   29  5   2   0   1
Pat Burke, C            2-7     0-3     4-4     6   2   8   28  1   3   0   3
Bryant Smith, G         8-12    4-6     4-5     7   1   24  31  3   2   0   2
Franklin Williams, F    5-8     1-1     2-4     12  2   13  24  0   4   0   0
Derek Caldwell          2-3     2-3     1-3     0   3   7   15  1   0   0   0
Daymeon Fishback        1-8     1-5     2-2     3   2   5   9   1   0   1   0
Alvin Jefferson         3-6     0-0     0-0     3   1   6   19  0   0   0   1
Adrian Chilliest        0-1     0-0     0-0     0   2   0   3   0   1   1   0
Doc Robinson            2-5     1-3     9-10    9   4   14  30  3   2   0   0
Mamadou N'diaye         1-1     0-0     0-0     1   2   2   8   0   1   1   0
Totals                  27-66   10-27   22-28   49  21  86  200 18  17  3   7

FG%: 1st Half 16-39 .410, 2nd Half 11-27 .407, Game 27-666 .409;
3FG%: 1st Half 8-20 .400, 2nd Half 2-7 286, Game 10-27 .370;
FT%: 1st Half 1-2 .500, 2nd Half 21-26 .808, Game 22-28 .786;
Team Rebounds: 5; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
Murray State        24  48  -   72
Auburn               41  45  -   86

OFFICIALS-Rusty Herring, Tony Greene, Tom Eades

Technical FOULS-None

ATTENDANCE-7,679

Last Modified December 29, 1996
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