Auburn 68, Mississippi State 64

Auburn 68, Mississippi State 64
February 26, 1997
Humphrey Coliseum
Starkville, Miss.

Wes Flanigan scored a SEC season-high 18 points, Franklin Williams 14 and Bryant Smith 12 to lead Auburn its first league road win in 11 tries dating back to last year in a 68-64 victory and season sweep over Mississippi State before 5,444 at Humphrey Coliseum. With the game tied at 34 at halftime, the Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 22-8 over the first nine minutes to take a 56-42 lead with 11:15 left. During the run, Auburn made five three-pointers, two from Franklin Williams and one each from Daymeon Fishback, Doc Robinson and Bryant Smith. The Tigers led 59-47 with 8:33 left and was held scoreless for almost five minutes and seven minutes without a basket. MSU cut the Auburn lead to 60-58 with 2:40 left. Pat Burke put in a stickback with 1:40 left for a 62-58 Tiger lead. Tyrone Washington cut it to 62-60 with 1:13 remaining before Flanigan made a reverse layup for a 64-60 margin with 51 seconds left. Trey Moore cut the Tiger lead to 64-62 with 43 seconds left. Bart Hyche cut the margin to 66-64 with 9 seconds left and Wes Flanigan sealed it with two free throws with 6 seconds left. MSU jumped out to a 18-9 lead 7 minutes into the game before the Tigers went on a 12-2 run to take a 21-20 lead with 9:07 before half. Tyrone Washington led MSU with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Auburn shot a season-best 56.3 percent from 3-point range.

Auburn                  FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Mamadou N'diaye, F      2-3     0-0     0-0     4   3   4   10  0   1   0   0
Pat Burke, C            3-12    0-0     1-4     8   4   7   28  1   3   2   2
Wes Flanigan, G         6-10    0-0     6-12    0   1   18  26  3   1   0   0
Doc Robinson, G         1-6     1-3     0-0     5   3   3   31  3   0   0   1
Daymeon Fishback, G     2-4     1-3     3-3     0   0   8   25  0   2   0   1
Derek Caldwell          1-2     0-0     0-0     1   0   2   11  0   1   0   0
Bryant Smith            4-7     3-6     1-2     6   0   12  27  0   2   0   1
Alvin Jefferson         0-0     0-0     0-0     4   4   0   14  1   1   1   0
Adrian Chilliest        0-0     0-0     0-0     2   2   0   5   0   0   0   0
Franklin Williams       5-6     4-4     0-0     1   2   14  23  0   1   0   0
Totals                  24-50   9-16    11-21   33  19  68  200 8   14  3   5

FG%: 1st Half 13-27 .481, 2nd Half 11-23 .478, Game 24-50 .480; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-7 .571, 2nd Half 5-9 .556, Game 9-16 .563; FT%: 1st Half 4-6 .667, 2nd Half 7-15 .467, Game 11-21 .524; Team Rebounds: 2; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

Mississippi State       FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Whit Hughes, F          1-4     1-2     0-0     1   3   3   30  2   2   0   0
Horatio Webster, F      2-9     0-0     1-2     2   3   5   32  1   2   0   0
Tyrone Washington, C    10-16   0-0     6-7     12  2   26  37  0   1   0   1
Trey Moore, G           6-11    0-0     4-4     6   4   16  37  5   3   0   2
Bart Hyche, G           2-8     2-8     2-3     2   2   8   35  1   1   0   0
T.J. Billups            0-2     0-0     0-0     1   0   0   10  1   0   0   0
Derrick Jones           0-1     0-1     2-2     1   1   2   8   0   2   0   0
Quentin Smith           2-3     0-0     0-1     2   2   4   11  0   0   0   0
Totals                  23-54   3-11    15-19   35  17  64  200 10  11  0   3

FG%: 1st Half 13-24 .542, 2nd Half 10-30 .333, Game 23-54 .426; 3FG%: 1st Half 1-2 .500, 2nd Half 2-9 .222, Game 3-11 .273; FT%: 1st Half 7-10 .700, 2nd Half 8-9 .889, Game 15-19 .789; Team Rebounds: 8; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2       F
Auburn              34  34  -   68
Mississippi State   34  30  -   64

OFFICIALS-John Clougherty, Gerald Boudreaux, Tom Eades

Technical FOULS-None

ATTENDANCE-5,444

Last Modified February 27, 1997
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