#4 Kentucky 77, Auburn 53

#4 Kentucky 77, Auburn 53
January 18, 1997
Rupp Arena
Lexington, Ky.

˙Auburn committed a season-high 27 turnovers and gave up a season-high 22 offensive rebounds in losing 77-53 to fourth-ranked Kentucky before a capacity crowd of 24,169 at Rupp Arena. Auburn, which was led by Franklin Williams' 15 points and Alvin Jefferson's 10 points and 7 rebounds, led the Wildcats 14-10 more than 8 minutes into the game. The Tigers trailed 34-27 at the half. Kentucky led Auburn 56-44 with 7:38 remaining before point guard Wes Flanigan fouled out. Ron Mercer led five Wildcats in double figures with 18 points. UK outrebounded Auburn 42-26 and Nazr Mohammed had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers limited Kentucky to 40 percent shooting from the field, its worst of the season; but, Auburn shot 34 percent. UK scored 28 points off Auburn's 27 turnovers and had 17 second chance points.

Auburn                  FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Bryant Smith, G         1-4     1-3     1-2     1   1   4   32  2   1   0   2
Franklin Williams, F    3-7     3-5     6-6     5   4   15  33  1   4   0   1
Pat Burke, C            3-8     0-1     0-1     4   1   6   20  0   2   0   1
Derek Caldwell, G       0-4     0-3     0-0     1   1   0   11  0   2   0   1
Wes Flanigan, G         3-6     1-3     2-2     1   5   9   29  4   6   0   2
Doc Robinson            1-7     0-3     0-0     2   2   2   32  5   3   0   1
Daymeon Fishback        1-3     1-2     0-0     3   1   3   11  1   3   1   0
Alvin Jefferson         3-6     0-0     4-6     7   3   10  20  0   1   3   0
Mamadou N'diaye         1-1     0-0     0-0     0   4   2   7   0   1   0   1
Adrian Chilliest        0-1     0-1     2-2     1   1   2   5   0   2   0   0
Jeremy Beasley          0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Totals                  16-47   6-21    15-19   26  23  53  200 13  27  4   9

FG%: 1st Half 9-20 .450, 2nd Half 7-27 .259, Game 16-47 .340;
3FG%: 1st Half 2-8 .250, 2nd Half 4-13 .308, Game 6-21 .286;
FT%: 1st Half 7-9 .778, 2nd Half 8-10 .800, Game 15-19 .789;
Team Rebounds: 1; Deadball Rebounds: 6.

Kentucky                FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Jared Prickett, F       2-3     0-0     0-0     0   4   4   15  4   0   0   2
Ron Mercer, F           8-22    0-3     2-5     5   2   18  36  0   2   1   2
Nazr Mohammed, C        5-12    0-0     1-4     14  3   11  27  1   7   1   2
Derek Anderson, G       4-11    0-2     4-5     5   0   12  27  1   1   0   2
Anthony Epps, G         3-3     1-1     3-3     2   2   10  22  2   1   0   1
Scott Padgett           3-6     0-2     5-6     7   1   11  24  0   0   0   1
Wayne Turner            0-2     0-0     0-0     4   1   0   19  0   3   1   0
Allen Edwards           2-6     0-2     5-5     4   2   9   22  3   1   1   2
Jamaal Magloire         0-0     0-0     0-0     1   3   0   9   1   1   0   0
Stephen Masiello        0-1     0-0     2-2     0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0
Totals                  27-66   1-10    22-30   42  18  77  200 12  17  4   12

FG%: 1st Half 14-39 .359, 2nd Half 13-27 .481, Game 27-66 .409;
3FG%: 1st Half 1-7 .143, 2nd Half 0-3 .000, Game 1-10 .100;
FT%: 1st Half 5-7 .714, 2nd Half 17-23 .739, Game 22-30 .733;
Team Rebounds: 0; Deadball Rebounds: 7

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
Auburn              27  26  -   53
Kentucky            34  43  -   77

OFFICIALS-Gene Monje, David Day, Doug Shows

Technical FOULS-None

ATTENDANCE-24,169 (c)

Last Modified January 20, 1997
Auburn Media Relations