Auburn 67, Tennessee 54

#6 Kentucky 92, Auburn 50
March 7, 1997
SEC Tournament
Memphis, Tennessee

Ron Mercer scored a game-high 21 points and Wayne Turner 19 to lead eventual SEC Tournament champion and national runner-up Kentucky to a 92-50 thrashing of Auburn in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals before 19,515 at The Pyramid in Memphis. Wes Flanigan led the Tigers, who shot a miserable 32.8 percent, with 14 points. The Wildcats scored 33 points off 22 Auburn turnovers. UK outrebounded Auburn 56-36. With Kentucky leading 19-16 with 11:42 left in the half, the Wildcats went on a 20-3 run to blow the game open at 39-19 less than six minutes later. UK led 47-23 at the half and coasted the rest of the way. However, Auburn finished with a 16-15 record, marking its third consecutive winning season for the first time in nine years.

Auburn                   FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Daymeon Fishback, G      2-9       2-8       2-5       6    1    8    24   0    3    1    0
Mamadou N'diaye, F       1-5       0-0       0-0       1    5    2    19   1    1    1    2
Pat Burke, C             2-4       0-0       1-2       3    5    4    15   0    2    1    0
Wes Flanigan, G          6-17      0-1       2-3       3    3    14   35   2    4    0    0
Doc Robinson, G          2-9       1-4       0-0       4    2    5    32   3    3    0    1
Bryant Smith             2-5       0-2       0-1       5    1    4    23   1    2    0    2
Franklin Williams        0-2       0-1       1-2       2    2    1    20   0    1    0    1
Alvin Jefferson          5-8       0-0       0-1       6    3    10   20   0    3    1    0
Derek Caldwell           0-2       0-1       1-2       1    0    1    5    0    1    0    1
Adrian Chilliest         0-0       0-0       0-4       0    1    0    7    0    1    0    0
Totals                   20-61     3-17      720       36   23   50   200  7    22   4    7

FG%: 1st Half 11-32 .344, 2nd Half 9-29 .310, Game 20-61 .328; 3FG%: 1st Half 0-5 .000, 2nd Half 3-12 .250, Game 7-20 .350; FT%: 1st Half 3-7 .429, 2nd Half 4-13 .308, Game 7-20 .350; Team Rebounds: 5; Deadball Rebounds: 5.

Kentucky                 FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Allen Edwards, F         1-1       0-0       0-0       0    0    2    5    1    1    0    0
Scott Padgett, F         3-9       1-6       6-7       8    2    13   21   1    1    0    0
Jared Prickett, C        3-6       0-0       2-3       10   1    8    27   2    3    0    5
Wayne Turner, G          7-14      0-0       5-6       5    0    19   36   5    1    1    3
Ron Mercer, G            8-13      3-6       2-2       5    2    21   29   1    0    0    0
Jamaal Magloire          2-5       0-0       1-4       7    4    5    15   2    4    1    0
Anthony Epps             3-7       1-3       4-4       6    3    11   27   2    2    0    3
Nazr Mohammed            2-10      0-1       3-4       9    5    7    21   2    1    1    2
Cameron Mills            2-5       2-3       0-2       3    2    6    12   0    3    0    1
Stephen Masiello         0-2       0-1       0-0       1    0    0    7    0    0    1    0
Totals                   31-72     7-20      23-32     56   19   92  200  16   16   4    14

FG%: 1st Half 18-34 .529, 2nd Half 13-38 .342, Game 31-72 .431; 3FG%: 1st Half 5-10 .500, 2nd Half 2-10 .200, Game 7-20 .350; FT%: 1st Half 6-9 .667, 2nd Half 17-23 .739, Game 23-32 .719; Team Rebounds: 2; Deadball Rebounds: 7.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1    2         F
Auburn              25   25   -    50
Kentucky            47   45   -    92

OFFICIALS-John Clougherty, Tom Lopes, R.T. Day

Technical FOULS-None

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