Alabama 55, Auburn 50

Alabama 55, Auburn 50
February 22, 1997
Coleman Coliseum
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Alabama scored the last 13 points of the game in the final 4:23 to claim a come-from-behind 55-50 victory over Auburn before 13,503 at Coleman Coliseum. The Tigers, going for their first sweep of Alabama and first win in Coleman Coliseum in 13 years, led 50-42 with 4:24 left in the game. Demetrius Alexander's 3-point shot on a pass from Brian Williams, who was falling down, provided the clinching shot that put the Tide up 54-50 with 16 seconds left. The Tide led 19-10 early, but the Tigers outscored the Tide15-7 to close the score to 26-25 Alabama at halftime. The Tigers outscored the Tide 16-6 to open the second half to take a 41-32 lead with 13:26 left. Alabama closed to within 43-42 with 8:33 remaining only to have the Tigers go back up 50-42 with 4:24 left. Wes Flanigan led Auburn with 15 points and Franklin Williams added 12. Brian Williams led Alabama with 15 points and Eric Washington had 11. The Tigers had a season-low 10 turnovers, but were outrebounded 41-33, which proved to be the difference in the game with the Tide having 15 offensive rebounds to Auburn's 10. The Tigers shot 35 percent from the field and the Tide 37 percent.

Auburn                   FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Wes Flanigan, G          5-15      1-5       4-5       1    2    15   36   3    1    0    0
Doc Robinson, G          1-4       0-1       0-0       2    0    2    12   0    0    0    0
Mamadou N'diaye, F       0-0       0-0       0-0       1    0    0    4    0    0    0    0
Pat Burke, C             2-6       0-0       2-2       5    3    6    29   0    1    1    0
Daymeon Fishback, G      3-10      3-9       0-0       1    3    9    35   1    0    0    0
Derek Caldwell           1-3       0-1       0-0       0    1    2    5    0    1    0    1
Bryant Smith             1-3       0-1       0-0       7    2    2    32   2    2    0    2
Alvin Jefferson          1-3       0-0       0-0       6    2    2    12   0    1    0    0
Franklin Williams        5-10      2-6       0-0       1    1    12   35   0    2    0    2
Totals                   19-54     6-24      6-7       33   14   50   200  6    10   1    5

FG%: 1st Half 10-29 .345, 2nd Half 9-25 .360, Game 19-54 .352; 3FG%: 1st Half 1-8 .125 , 2nd Half 5-16 .313, Game 6-24 .250; FT%: 1st Half 4-4 1.000, 2nd Half 2-3 .667, Game 6-7 .857; Team Rebounds: 9; Deadball Rebounds: 0. Alabama FG-A 3FG-A FT-A REB PF TP MIN A TO BLK S Brian Williams, G 4-10 4-7 3-4 3 2 15 40 4 5 0 0 Damon Bacote, G 2-8 0-2 0-0 6 1 4 28 2 2 1 1 Thalamus McGhee, C 4-8 0-0 0-0 7 2 8 30 1 1 2 0 Eric Washington, F 4-12 2-8 1-2 9 3 11 38 1 1 1 1 Demetrius Alexander, F 3-7 2-4 0-0 3 1 8 22 3 2 1 0 M.C. Mazique 4-11 1-3 0-2 7 0 9 18 1 1 1 0 Blake Thrasher 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 14 0 0 0 1 Jeremy Hays 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 Totals 21-57 9-24 4-8 41 13 55 200 12 12 6 3

FG%: 1st Half 10-30 .333, 2nd Half 11-27 .407, Game 21-57 .368; 3FG%: 1st Half 5-12 .417, 2nd Half 4-12 .333, Game 9-24 .375; FT%: 1st Half 1-2 .500, 2nd Half 3-6 .500, Game 4-8 .500; Team Rebounds: 3; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1    2         F
Auburn              25   25   -    50
Alabama             26   29   -    55
OFFICIALS-Don Rutledge, Jamie Jones, Rich Marracino
Technical FOULS-None
ATTENDANCE-13,503

Last Modified February 24, 1997
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