Colorado 78, Auburn 72 (ot)
November 29, 1996
Afok-Chinen Civic Auditorium
Big Island Invitational -- Hilo, Hawaii

Colorado outscored Auburn 16-10 in overtime to take a 78-72 victory over the Tigers in the first round of the Big Island Invitational in Hilo, Hawaii. Trailed by 5 points with 27 seconds remaining in regulation, Auburn stormed back to take a 62-60 lead with 9 seconds remaining on a 3-pointer from the corner by Bryant Smith. However, the Buffaloes came right back down the court and tipped in a missed shot at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. Colorado jumped out to an 11-0 lead before Auburn clawed back to take a 23-20 lead with 6:14 left in the first half. The Buffs led at halftime 31-26. The Tigers took a 49-46 lead with 10:15 left on a Wes Flanigan 3-pointer and then went 6 minutes without scoring, but only trailed 53-51 when Smith hit a jumper with 4:12 left. Flanigan led Auburn with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Smith added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Fred Edmonds led the Buffaloes with 20 points. The Tigers shot a miserable 34 percent from the floor while Colorado shot 55 percent.

Colorado            FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN A   TO  BLK S
Martice Moore, F    2-7     0-1     4-4     4   3   8   37  2   2   1   1
Fred Edmonds, F     8-11    0-0     4-6     5   1   20  31  1   3   2   1
Donnie Gray, C      4-7     0-0     2-2     5   4   10  36  1   1   0   1
Howard Frier, G     1-4     0-1     4-10    2   1   6   38  4   7   0   2
Will Smith, G       2-5     0-0     8-8     3   3   3   19  0   2   0   0
Marlon Hughes       3-3     1-1     0-0     1   5   7   22  1   2   0   0
Charlie Melvin      4-7     0-0     5-8     6   4   13  21  1   2   0   1
Alan Barksdale      0-0     0-0     0-0     1   0   1   8   0   1   0   0
Greg Jensen         0-0     0-0     2-2     1   1   1   8   0   1   0   1
Dennis Griffin      0-0     0-0     0-0     0-0 0   0   2   0   0   0   0
Totals              24-44   1-3     29-40   31  22  78  222 10  21  3   7

FG%: 1st Half 13-23 .565 , 2nd Half 8-18 .444, Game 24-44 .545;
3FG%: 1st Half0-2 .000, 2nd Half 1-1 1.00, Game 1-3 .333;
FT%: 1st Half 5-8 .625, 2nd Half 14-18 .778, Game 29-40 .725;
Team Rebounds: 3; Deadball Rebounds: 5.

Auburn              FG-A    3FG-A   FT-A    REB PF  TP  MIN   A   TO  BLK S
Daymeon Fishback, F 1-8     1-5     2-2     3   0   5   13    0   1   0   0
Franklin Williams,F 1-2     0-0     0-0     2   5   2   19    0   0   0   1
Pat Burke, C        1-7     0-0     9-10    6   3   11  36    1   4   0   1
Bryant Smith, G     8-16    3-11    1-2     6   1   20  40    0   4   0   5
Wes Flanigan, G     6-11    4-7     5-8     2   4   21  37    3   8   0   3
Derek Caldwell      3-13    1-8     0-0     4   4   7   25    3   0   0   1
Mamadou N'diyae     0-2     0-0     0-0     2   1   0   9     1   0   0   0
Alvin Jefferson     1-3     0-0     0-0     9   6   2   27    1   0   1   1
Adrian Chilliest    0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0     0   0   0   0
Julius Robinson     2-5     0-2     0-1     3   1   4   19    3   1   0   0
Totals              23-67   9-33    17-23   42  25  72  225   12  19  1   12

FG%: 1st Half 9-23 .391, 2nd Half 11-35 .314, Game 23-67 .343;
3FG%: 1st Half 3-10 .300, 2nd Half 5-19 .263, Game 9-33 .273;
FT%: 1st Half 5-7 .714, 2nd Half 9-10 .900, Game 17-23 .739;
Team Rebounds: 5; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2   OT  F
Colorado            31  31  16  78
Auburn              26  36  10  72

OFFICIALS-Norm Borucki, Tom Scott, Scott Sloyer

Technical FOULS-None

ATTENDANCE-1,000

Last Modified December 4, 1996
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