Auburn 81, Mississippi State 68

Auburn 81, Mississippi State 68
February 5, 1997
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Auburn used double-figure scoring performances from Daymeon Fishback (19), Wes Flanigan (14), Pat Burke (10) and Franklin Williams (10) to never trail in downing Mississippi State 81-68 Wednesday at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Fishback scored 13 of his career-high 19 points in the second half, including a trio of 3-pointers. With the Tigers only up 51-44 at the 14:01 mark, the freshman hit a 3-pointer that ignited Auburn on a 24-18 run that gave the Tigers a 75-60 lead with 3:12 left in the game. Fishback scored 10 of Auburn's points during the run. The Tigers led 40-35 at the half, and the closest State would get in the second half was 5 points. Auburn, which had averaged 54 points in the previous six games, scored 81, marking the most in 12 games. Burke recorded his fifth double-double of the season with a game-high 12 rebounds and 10 points. Bart Hyche led State with 18 points and Horatio Webster and Trey Moore scored 17 each.

Mississippi State       FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Whit Hughes, F          2-4     0-1     0-0     1   3   4   33  5   1   0   1
Horatio Webster, F      6-18    0-0     5-6     9   3   17  36  2   3   0   0
Tyrone Washington, C    2-4     0-0     1-2     5   5   5   25  0   7   0   2
Trey Moore, G           8-13    0-2     1-1     4   3   17  37  6   4   0   2
Bart Hyche, G           6-12    6-9     0-1     3   2   18  33  3   1   0   2
T.J. Billups            0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   7   0   0   0   0
Rankin Sherling         0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0
Terry Lawyer            0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0
Derrick Jones           1-2     1-2     0-0     0   3   3   10  1   0   0   0
Quentin Smith           2-3     0-0     0-0     3   2   4   16  0   1   0   0
Totals                  27-56   7-14    7-10    30  21  68  200 17  18  0   7

FG%: 1st Half 13-31 .419, 2nd Half 14-25 .560, Game 27-56 .482; 3FG%: 1st Half 3-7 .429, 2nd Half 4-7 .571, Game 7-14 .500; FT%: 1st Half 6-9 .667, 2nd Half 1-1 1.000, Game 7-10 .700; Team Rebounds: 5; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

Auburn                  FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Daymeon Fishback, F     7-12    5-9     0-0     4   0   19  30  0   0   0   1
Franklin Williams, F    2-8     1-7     5-6     4   2   10  23  2   1   0   1
Mamadou N'diaye, C      2-2     0-0     0-0     1   4   4   10  0   0   1   1
Derek Caldwell, G       1-6     1-6     0-0     1   1   3   23  1   1   0   0
Doc Robinson, G         3-3     1-1     1-1     2   3   8   18  5   2   0   1
Bryant Smith            1-2     1-2     2-4     0   2   5   22  2   2   1   2
Chris Kuffner           0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wes Flanigan            3-7     0-2     8-9     3   0   14  24  6   2   0   2
Pat Burke               4-9     0-1     2-3     12  1   10  29  0   3   0   3
Alvin Jefferson         2-3     0-0     4-4     2   2   8   21  0   1   0   0
Jeremy Beasley          0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                  25-52   9-28    22-27   30  15  81  200 16  12  2   11

FG%: 1st Half 12-25 .480, 2nd Half 13-27 .594, Game 25-52 .481; 3FG%: 1st Half 3-15 .200, 2nd Half 6-13 .462, Game 9-28 .321; FT%: 1st Half 13-16 .813, 2nd Half 9-11 .818, Game 22-27 .815; Team Rebounds: 1; Deadball Rebounds: 3

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
Mississippi State   35  33  -   68
Auburn              40  41  -   81

OFFICIALS-Andre Pattillo, Tom O'Neill, R.T. Day

Technical FOULS-None

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Last Modified February 6, 1997
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