Auburn 69, Mississippi State 66

Game 18
Auburn 69, Mississippi State 66
January 28, 1998
Humphrey Coliseum
Starkville, Miss.

Freshmen Scott Pohlman and Randy Hughes scored 14 points apiece and Doc Robinson had 16 to lead Auburn to a 69-66 victory over Mississippi State for the fourth time in the last five visits to Starkville, Miss. The Tigers played without leading scorer Bryant Smith who was suspended for violation of team rules. Horatio Webster led the Bulldogs with 17 points, all in the first half. Adrian Chilliest and the Tigers held Webster scoreless in the second half. After Auburn scored the first basket of the game, MSU scored the next 11 points and then enjoyed its biggest lead at 18-8 with 9:36 left in the first half. The Tigers battled back behind Pohlman and Hughes to take a 36-31 halftime lead. Auburn pushed its lead to 60-49 with 10:18 left, but State scored the next 12 points to take a 61-60 lead with 3:49 left. Robinson clinched the victory with a 3-pointer to give the Tigers a 67-61 lead with one minute to play. It was Auburn's second SEC road win in three tries and marked the 44th straight game of holding an opponent under 50 percent shooting from the field.

Auburn                  FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Franklin Williams, F    4-8     3-6     0-0     2   5   11  30  1   0   0   0
Mamadou N'diaye, C      2-4     0-0     3-5     9   2   7   31  1   4   3   2
Daymeon Fishback,G      1-3     1-2     0-0     0   3   3   21  1   1   0   0
Scott Pohlman, G        6-14    0-5     2-3     6   1   14  35  1   0   0   0
Doc Robinson, G         7-12    2-2     0-0     4   0   16  32  4   3   0   0
Adrian Chilliest        2-3     0-0     0-0     4   4   4   21  0   3   0   0
Randy Hughes            7-12    0-0     0-0     9   4   14  24  0   2   0   0
Derek Caldwell          0-2     0-1     0-0     1   0   0   6   0   0   0   0
Team                                            5
Totals                  29-58   6-16    5-8     40  19  69  200 8   13  3   2

FG%: 1st Half 16-32 .500, 2nd Half 13-26 .500, Game 29-58 .500; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-9 .222, 2nd Half 4-7 .571, Game 6-16 .375; FT%: 1st Half 2-2 1.000, 2nd Half 3-6 .500, Game 5-8 .625; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

Miss. State             FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Whit Hughes, F          1-2     1-2     0-0     0   0   3   21  3   3   0   0
Horatio Webster,F       8-13    0-0     1-2     5   3   17  36  1   0   0   0
Ty Washington,C         5-10    0-0     4-6     12  4   14  37  0   2   3   2
Detrick White, G        3-11    1-7     1-2     6   3   8   34  7   1   0   1
Trey Moore, G           5-11    0-0     3-3     1   3   13  21  3   1   0   1
Bart Hyche              2-6     2-5     0-1     1   2   6   19  1   0   0   1
Tang Hamilton           1-6     0-5     3-4     0   0   5   25  1   1   0   0
David Redding           0-0     0-0     0-0     0   1   0   7   0   1   0   0
Team                                            5
Totals                  25-59   4-19    12-18   30  16  66  200 16  9   3   5

FG%: 1st Half 13-29 .448, 2nd Half 12-30 .400, Game 25-59 .424; 3FG%: 1st Half 0-6 .000, 2nd Half 4-13 .308, Game 4-19 .211; FT%: 1st Half 5-9 .556, 2nd Half 7-9 .778, Game 12-18 .667; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

SCORE BY PERIODS        1   2           F
Auburn                  36  33  --      69
Mississippi State       31  35  --      66

OFFICIALS--Curtis Shaw, Tom Eades, Antinio Petty
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--6,734

Last Modified January 29, 1998
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