Auburn 68, Mississippi State 66

Game 21
Auburn 68, Mississippi State 66
February 7, 1998
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Bryant Smith stole a Mississippi State pass and hit a layup as time expired in overtime to give Auburn a 68-66 win over the Bulldogs at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Doc Robinson hit a layup with 34 seconds remaining in regulation to send it to overtime and hit a pair of 3-pointers to tie the game at 63 and at 66 in the overtime period. Robinson, who hit the game-winning shot against the Bulldogs on three games ago and vs. #12 Ole Miss two games ago, had 15 points and 5 assists. With Auburn trailing 63-60 with 1:44 remaining in OT, Robinson connected on his firs trey of the extra period. He tied the game at 66 with 32 seconds remaining before Smith, who had 15 points, hit the buzzer beater. The Tigers led by as much as 47-36 with 12 minutes remaining before the Bulldogs tied the game at 53 with 4:23 left on a Detrick White 3-pointer. Neither team led by more than two points over the final 4:23 before Robinson's game-tying bucket in the final minute of regulation. Auburn, which led 32-24 at the half, shot 53 percent from 3-point range and 45 percent from the field for the game. For the 47th consecutive game, the Tigers held their opponent to under 50 percent shooting from the field as State was good on 34 percent.

Miss. State             FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Whit Hughes, F          5-7     4-6     2-2     4   2   16  36  1   2   0   1
Horatio Webster,F       3-11    1-2     0-2     5   1   7   42  2   1   1   1
Ty. Washington,C        3-14    0-0     1-4     17  4   7   40  1   2   3   0
Trey Moore, G           4-12    1-1     2-4     3   1   11  31  2   0   0   1
Detrick White, G        6-12    1-2     0-0     7   3   13  38  8   5   0   2
Todd Myles              0-3     0-0     2-2     2   0   2   11  0   0   0   0
Tang Hamilton           0-2     0-2     0-0     1   0   0   6   0   0   0   0
Bart Hyche              2-7     2-6     0-0     2   0   6   14  0   0   0   0
Oral Roberts            1-2     0-0     2-3     2   0   4   7   0   0   0   0
Team                                            2
Totals                  24-70   9-19    9-17    45  11  66  225 14  10  4   5

FG%: 1st Half 10-35 .286, 2nd Half 14-35 .400, Game 24-70 .343; 3FG%: 1st Half 3-10 .300, 2nd Half 6-9 .667, Game 9-19 .474; FT%: 1st Half 1-2 .500, 2nd Half 8-15 .533, Game 9-17 .529; Deadball Rebounds: 6.

Auburn                  FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Adrian Chilliest, F     1-1     0-0     0-0     2   2   2   9   0   1   0   0
Franklin Williams, F    3-6     3-4     0-0     2   0   9   30  0   3   0   2
Mamadou N'diaye, C      2-7     0-0     1-2     7   4   5   31  1   3   2   0
Scott Pohlman, G        4-10    2-5     0-0     4   1   10  37  3   1   0   0
Doc Robinson, G         6-13    3-5     0-0     4   2   15  35  5   2   0   0
Bryant Smith            7-12    0-1     1-1     3   2   15  38  4   0   2   3
Daymeon Fishback        1-3     1-2     0-0     7   2   3   18  2   2   0   0
Randy Hughes            4-10    0-0     1-2     4   3   9   27  0   2   2   0
Team                                            5
Totals                  28-62   9-17    3-5     38  16  68  225 15  14   6  5

FG%: 1st Half 13-29 .448, 2nd Half 15-33 .455, Game 28-62 .452; 3FG%: 1st Half 5-8 .625, 2nd Half 4-9 .444, Game 9-17 .529; FT%: 1st Half 1-1 1.000, 2nd Half 2-4 .500, Game 3-5 .600; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

SCORE BY PERIODS        1   2   OT         F
Mississippi State       24  34  8     --   66
Auburn                  32  26  10    --   68

OFFICIALS--Gerald Boudreaux, Bruce Benedict, R.T. Day
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--6,289

Last Modified February 7, 1998
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