Auburn 70, Central Florida 63

Game 2
Auburn 70, Central Florida 63
November 14, 1997
UCF Arena
Orlando, Fla.

Freshmen Scott Pohlman and Randy Hughes made their first starts and combined for more than half of Auburn's points as the Tigers never trailed in a 70-63 win over Central Florida before 3,814--the largest crowd in UCF Arena history. Pohlman led the Tigers for the second consecutive game with a team-high 20 points while Hughes totaled 17 points, a team-high nine rebounds and three blocks. Tiger head coach Cliff Ellis earned his 400th career Div. I victory. The Tigers, who started two freshmen and two sophomores, drilled six straight free throws -- four by Bryant Smith and two by Pohlman -- in the final 18 seconds to secure the win. The Tigers went on a 19-5 run over the next seven minutes to take their largest lead of the game, 57-43, with 10:06 left. The Golden Knights chipped into the Auburn lead, closing to within 64-63 with 24 seconds remaining.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith,G      4-7     0-2     4-6     6   3   12  33  0   0   0   5
Randy Hughes,F      8-18    0-1     1-1     9   3   17  38  0   2   3   0
Mamadou N'diaye,C   2-7     0-0     1-2     3   5   5   21  0   3   3   0
Scott Pohlman,G     5-10    3-5     7-7     4   1   20  29  1   4   1   0
Doc Robinson,G      4-10    0-2     0-1     3   2   8   33  6   3   0   1
Derek Caldwell      0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0
Daymeon Fishback    1-3     0-1     0-0     2   1   2   18  1   0   0   0
Adrian Chilliest    1-2     0-0     2-2     4   2   4   7   0   2   0   0
Franklin Williams   1-2     0-1     0-0     6   3   2   20  0   1   1   1
Team                                        5                   1
Totals              26-59   3-12    15-19   42  20  70  200 9   16  8   7

FG%: 1st Half 15-31 .484, 2nd Half 11-28 .393, Game 26-59 .441; 3FG%: 1st Half 1-7 .143, 2nd Half 2-5 .400, Game 3-12 .250; FT%: 1st Half 5-5 1.000, 2nd Half 10-14 .714, Game 15-19 .789; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

Central Fla.        FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Brad Traina,F       6-14    5-8     1-2     6   2   18  38  2   1   0   2
Tony Marlow,F       0-2     0-0     1-2     3   2   1   13  0   1   0   0
Bucky Hodge,C       2-3     0-0     3-3     3   4   7   27  2   3   1   0
D'Quarius Stewart,G 2-11    1-4     0-0     0   0   5   35  6   5   0   1
Mark Jones,G        9-20    1-4     5-7     11  3   24  27  2   2   1   2
Davin Grandberry    0-4     0-0     0-0     1   2   0   13  1   1   0   0
Mario Lovett        3-4     1-1     0-0     2   3   7   27  0   1   1   1
Cory Perry          0-2     0-1     1-2     0   3   1   20  1   0   0   1
Team                                        8               1
Totals              22-60   8-18    11-16   34  19  63  200 14  15  3   7

FG%: 1st Half 13-30 .433, 2nd Half 9-30 .300, Game 22-60 .367; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-5 .400, 2nd Half 6-13 .462, Game 8-18 .444; FT%: 1st Half 4-6 .667, 2nd Half 7-10 .700, Game 11-16 .688; Deadball Rebounds: 2.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Auburn              36  34  --      70
Central Florida     32  31  --      63

OFFICIALS--Don Rutledge, David Day, J.B. Caldwell
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--3,814

Last Modified November 16, 1997
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