Auburn 75, Arkansas-Little Rock 63
December 5, 1996
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Auburn used a strong second half performance that included a 17-6 run in the middle of the half to defeat Arkansas-Little Rock 75-63 victory at Beard-Eaves-memorial Coliseum. Little Rock native Wes Flanigan led the Tigers with 17 points and 7 assists and freshman Daymeon Fishback hit five treys for 15 points. Arkansas-Little Rock kept it close early and held a 16-15 advantage with 8:05 left in the first half before Auburn went on a 14-3 run to take the lead at 29-19. Pat Burke's turnaround hook shot with 2:28 left in the half gave the Tigers their first double digit lead of the game. Auburn led at the half 31-23. Arkansas-Little Rock scored the first 8 points of the second half to retake the lead 32-31 on a Charles Koonce bucket with 17:40 left in the game. However, Auburn took a 42-34 lead with 15:40 left. Auburn went on a 17-6 run with Bryant Smith, who scored 8 of the run's 17 points, hitting a 3-pointer to give Auburn its largest lead of the night at 59-44. The Trojans would never come any closer than 11 as Auburn went on to the victory. Smith scored 12, Burke 11 and Doc Robinson 10 for Auburn. Arkansas-Little Rock was led by Dixon who scored 22 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.

Ark.-Little Rock         FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Rodd Smith, F            4-8       1-1       0-1       2    2    9    27   0    1    2    0
Daniyal Robinson, F      0-1       0-0       0-0       2    1    0    8    0    1    0    0
Charles Koonce, C        5-15      0-0       0-0       5    5    10   29   0    5    1    1
James Price, G           2-5       0-1       0-0       3    3    4    32   2    3    0    0
Malik Dixon, G           10-20     2-7       0-0       8    2    22   37   1    2    0    1
Sherman Lusk             1-4       0-2       4-4       2    0    6    19   1    0    0    0
Derrick Crayton          1-3       0-0       0-1       6    0    2    22   0    2    1    0
Marcus Wesley            3-10      2-6       2-2       2    3    10   26   1    2    0    1
Totals                   22-51     3-14      11-15     29   19   58   200  10   15   4    8

FG%: 1st Half 11-27 .407, 2nd Half 15-39 .385, Game 26-66 .394;
3FG%: 1st Half 1-4 .250, 2nd Half 4-13 .307, Game 5-17 .294;
FT%: 1st Half 0-1 .000, 2nd Half 6-7 .857, Game 6-8 .750;
Team Rebounds: 6; Deadball Rebounds: 0.

Auburn                   FG-A      3FG-A     FT-A      REB  PF   TP   MIN  A    TO   BLK  S
Adrian Chilliest, F      0-3       0-0       0-0       5    1    0    15   0    2    0    1
Pat Burke, C             4-7       1-2       2-3       5    3    11   29   1    2    3    0
Bryant Smith, G          5-13      2-7       0-0       5    2    12   32   0    0    0    1
Wes Flanigan, G          5-10      1-5       6-8       5    1    17   35   7    4    0    1
Daymeon Fishback, G      5-11      5-11      0-0       2    2    15   27   3    1    0    1
Mamadou N'diaye          3-4       0-0       2-2       5    2    8    23   0    1    4    0
Franklin Williams        0-0       0-0       2-2       1    0    2    0    0    0    0    8
Doc Robinson             4-10      0-2       2-2       8    1    10   31   5    2    0    2
Totals                   26-58     9-27      14-17     41   12   75   200  16   12   7    6

FG%: 1st Half 10-29 .345, 2nd Half 16-29 .552, Game 26-58 .448;
3FG%: 1st Half 5-17 .294, 2nd Half 4-10 .400, Game 9-27 .333;
FT%: 1st Half 6-6 1.000, 2nd Half 8-11 .727, Game 14-17 .824;
Team Rebounds: 5; Deadball Rebounds: 0.

SCORE BY PERIODS         1    2         F
Arkansas-Little Rock     23   40   -    63
Auburn                   31   44   -    75

OFFICIALS-Tom Eades, David Day, J.B. Caldwell

Technical FOULS-None

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Last Modified December 6, 1996
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