* Exhibition Game *
Auburn 78, Marathon 65
November 4, 1997
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Mamadou N'diaye recorded his second-straight double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Daymeon Fishback had 14 points on 4-8 three-point shooting to lead Auburn to a 78-65 exhibition win over Marathon at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The Tigers held a 20-14 lead after the first quarter, as the teams played four 10-minute quarters as part of an NCAA preseason experimental rule that will be in effect only for Auburn's season opener in the NABC Classic against Temple. Doc Robinson added 13 points, four assists and three steals, and Bryant Smith and freshman Scott Pohlman had 11 points each. Auburn took a 38-29 halftime lead, led by Fishback's 11 first-half points. Marathon cut the Auburn lead to 50-47 heading into the fourth quarter after outscoring the Tigers 18-12 in the third period. The Tigers used late 9-0 and 6-0 runs, scoring their final six points from the foul line, to put the game away.


Marathon            FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Claude Moore, F     1-5     0-3     0-0     0   2   2   22  0   1   1   2
Derrick Leak, F     1-3     0-0     0-2     8   3   2   28  0   0   1   0
Mark Mitchell, G    1-7     0-3     2-2     3   4   4   28  4   2   0   1
Mike Richardson,G   6-16    0-3     2-3     5   1   14  33  2   0   0   0
Darryl Prue, C      10-17   1-2     6-11    8   4   27  36  1   2   0   2
Will Scott          3-4     0-0     0-1     1   4   6   16  0   0   0   1
Kip Stone           3-8     2-4     0-0     2   3   8   22  1   5   0   4
Rob Ramaker         0-4     0-2     2-2     2   2   2   15  1   2   0   0
Team                                        5
Totals              25-64   3-17    12-21   34  23  65  200 9   12  2   10

FG%: 1st Half 11-31 .355, 2nd Half 14-33 .424, Game 25-64 .391; 3FG%: 1st Half 0-6 .000, 2nd Half 3-11 .273, Game 3-17 .176; FT%: 1st Half 7-11 .636, 2nd Half 5-10 .500, Game 12-21 .571; Deadball Rebounds: 8.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Adrian Chilliest,F  1-4     0-0     6-6     4   1   8   21  0   2   0   1
Mamadou N'diaye,C   4-7     0-0     6-9     11  4   14  28  2   3   2   1
Bryant Smith, G     3-6     2-5     3-6     6   2   11  30  2   2   0   1
D. Fishback, G      5-11    4-8     0-0     3   1   14  24  3   1   0   1
Doc Robinson,G      4-13    2-5     3-3     4   1   13  38  4   4   1   3
Derek Caldwell      0-1     0-0     0-0     2   0   0   5   1   1   0   0
Scott Pohlman       4-7     1-3     2-2     1   3   11  20  1   0   0   1
Dudley Smith        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0+  0   0   0   0
John Gomillion      0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0+  0   0   0   0
Franklin Williams   0-3     0-3     1-2     4   3   1   17  0   4   0   0
Jeremy Beasley      0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0+  0   0   0   0
Randy Hughes        3-7     0-0     0-0     3   4   6   17  1   1   2   0
Team                                        6
Totals              24-59   9-24    21-28   44  19  78  200 14  18  5   8

FG%: 1st Half 14-32 .438, 2nd Half 10-27 .370, Game 24-59 .407; 3FG%: 1st Half 6-12 .500, 2nd Half 3-12 .250, Game 9-24 .375; FT%: 1st Half 4-6 .667, 2nd Half 17-22 .773, Game 21-28 .750; Deadball Rebounds: 4.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Marathon            29  36  --      65
Auburn              38  40  --      78

OFFICIALS--Andre Pattillo, Bruce Benedict, Rick Crawford
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--1,500

Last Modified November 5, 1997
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