Auburn 73, Georgia 62

Game 12
Auburn 73, Georgia 62
January 3, 1998
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Bryant Smith had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Doc Robinson had 19 points and four assists to lead Auburn to a 73-62 victory over Georgia at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. It was the Tigers' first league opening win in 10 years. Auburn led from start to finish as the Tigers played their SEC opener at home for only the third time in 10 years. The Tigers scored the first nine points of the game and jumped to an 18-3 lead almost seven minutes into the game. After leading 38-26 at the half, the Tigers gained their largest lead at 47-30 with 16:14 left. Georgia came to within 54-50 with 6:16 left, but the Tigers used 15 free throws in the last six minutes to steadily draw away. Smith scored 13 of his 19 points from the free throw line and tied an Auburn individual record with 21 free throw attempts fro the game.

Georgia             FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Jumaine Jones, F    2-7     0-2     3-4     8   4   7   26  1   2   0   0
Phenizee Ransom,F   1-3     0-1     1-2     5   5   3   14  1   1   0   0
Lorenzo Hall, C     5-6     0-0     0-3     5   2   10  20  0   2   1   1
G.G. Smith, G       4-11    1-6     9-11    7   4   18  36  2   2   0   2
Ray Harrison, G     1-8     0-3     0-0     6   2   2   35  3   3   0   1
Badi Oliver         0-0     0-0     2-2     0   2   2   13  1   0   0   0
Michael Chadwick    1-3     1-3     4-6     3   3   7   29  1   4   0   0
Derrick Dukes       2-10    2-9     0-0     2   0   6   13  2   0   0   0
Jon Nordin          3-7     1-2     0-0     2   3   7   14  0   0   0   0
Team                                        2
Totals              19-55   5-26    19-28   40  25  62  200 11  14  1   4

FG%: 1st Half 8-22 .364, 2nd Half 11-33 .333, Game 19-55 .345; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-11 .182, 2nd Half 3-15 .200, Game 5-26 .192; FT%: 1st Half 8-11 .727, 2nd Half 11-17 .647, Game 19-28 .679; Deadball Rebounds: 6.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith, F     3-6     0-0     13-21   11  4   19  29  1   1   2   3
Franklin Williams,F 0-4     0-3     1-2     5   5   1   25  3   3   1   0
Mamadou N'diaye, C  3-6     0-0     4-6     3   2   10  30  0   1   2   0
Scott Pohlman, G    2-6     2-5     2-2     0   0   8   24  0   1   0   3
Doc Robinson, G     7-10    3-5     2-2     3   3   19  35  4   2   0   2
Derek Caldwell      5-8     2-5     0-0     2   4   12  20  1   1   0   1
Daymeon Fishback    1-2     0-1     0-0     0   0   2   11  0   0   0   0
Adrian Chilliest    0-1     0-0     0-0     2   0   0   6   0   0   0   0
Randy Hughes        0-2     0-0     2-4     1   4   2   20  0   1   2   0
Team                                        3
Totals              21-45   7-19    24-37   30  22  73  200 9   10  7   9

FG%: 1st Half 15-28 .536, 2nd Half 6-17 .353, Game 21-45 .467; 3FG%: 1st Half 6-13 .462, 2nd Half 1-6 .167, Game 7-19 .368; FT%: 1st Half 2-1 1.000, 2nd Half 22-35 .629, Game 24-37 .649; Deadball Rebounds: 6.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Georgia             26  36  --      62
Auburn              38  35  --      73

OFFICIALS--John Clougherty, David Dodge, Mike Thibodeaux
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--5,641

Last Modified January 4, 1998
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