#14 South Carolina 61, Auburn 56

Game 17
#14 South Carolina 61, Auburn 56
January 24, 1998
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Bryant Smith had a game-high 20 points but it wasn't enough as 14th-ranked South Carolina edged Auburn 61-56 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. USC took its largest lead at 50-40 with 11:51 left, but only made one more field goal the rest of the way. Auburn tied it at 51 on Smith's stickback of a Mamadou N'diaye missed free throw with 5:55 left. However, the Tigers would not score in nine straight possessions as the Gamecocks pushed the lead to 59-51 with 17 seconds left on 8-8 shooting from the foul line down the stretch. South Carolina was 14-17 (.824) from the foul line while Auburn was 6-11 (.545). Auburn had trouble ending both halves as South Carolina scored the last 7 points of the first half for a 31-24 lead at the break and went on a 8-0 run in the last 5 minutes of the game. LeRon Williams scored 14 points to lead the Gamecocks and BJ McKie had 13.

South Carolina          FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
William Gallman,F       1-6     0-0     2-2     8   3   4   25  0   1   1   2
Antonio Grant, F        2-4     2-3     0-0     5   2   6   19  2   0   0   0
Ryan Stack, C           1-3     0-0     3-3     4   2   5   28  2   1   0   1
BJ McKie, G             3-11    1-6     6-7     4   2   13  38  4   4   0   1
Melvin Watson, G        2-9     2-5     0-0     5   2   6   38  7   5   0   0
David Ross              0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   3   0   1   0   0
Herbert Lee Davis       4-5     2-3     1-2     1   1   11  22  0   0   0   0
Bud Johnson             1-1     0-0     0-0     2   2   2   10  0   2   0   0
Leron Williams          6-12    0-0     2-3     3   1   14  17  0   0   1   0
Team                                            5
Totals                  20-51   7-17    14-17   37  15  61  200 15  14  2   4

FG%: 1st Half 12-32 .375, 2nd Half 8-19 .421, Game 20-51 .392; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-11 .364, 2nd Half 3-6 .500, Game 7-17 .412; FT%: 1st Half 3-4 .750, 2nd Half 11-13 .846, Game 14-17 .824; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

Auburn                  FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith, F         7-12    2-3     4-4     5   1   20  33  1   1   1   2
Franklin Williams, F    2-4     2-3     2-2     2   2   8   25  2   0   0   1
Mamadou N'diaye, C      2-4     0-0     0-1     6   4   4   32  1   2   2   0
Scott Pohlman, G        4-11    2-6     0-0     5   3   10  36  0   3   0   1
Doc Robinson, G         5-16    2-6     0-0     1   2   12  37  2   2   0   0
Clifton Robinson        0-1     0-1     0-0     0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0
Daymeon Fishback        0-2     0-1     0-0     2   2   0   14  1   1   0   0
Adrian Chilliest        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   2   0   6   1   1   0   1
Randy Hughes            1-3     0-0     0-4     2   1   2   14  0   2   3   1
Team                                            8
Totals                  21-53   8-20    6-11    31  17  56  200 9   12  6   6

FG%: 1st Half 10-25 .400, 2nd Half 11-28 .393, Game 21-53 .396; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-8 .250, 2nd Half 6-12 .500, Game 8-20 .400; FT%: 1st Half 2-6 .333, 2nd Half 4-15 .800, Game 6-11 .545; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
South Carolina      31  30  --      61
Auburn              24  32  --      56

OFFICIALS--John Clougherty, Jim Burr, Bruce Benedict
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--6,931

Last Modified January 26, 1998
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