Florida 68, Auburn 64

Game 28
Florida 68, Auburn 64
March 5, 1998
SEC Tournament * First Round
Atlanta, Ga. * Georgia Dome

Kenyan Weaks scored a career-high 31 points (13-20 field, 5-7 three-point range) to lead Florida to a 68-64 victory over Auburn before 13,855 in the first round of the SEC Tournament at the Georgia Dome. Scott Pohlman led Auburn with 18 points, 16 in the first half. The lead by either team was never greater than five points throughout the game. With Auburn leading 35-32 at the half, the Tigers led for most of the second half until Florida took a 56-55 lead with 4:27 left. The teams then traded baskets three times to tie the game at 60 with 2:21 remaining. Florida led 66-63 with 17 seconds left and Daymeon Fishback made one of two free throws to close the lead to 66-64. The Gators' Eddie Shannon missed the front end of a one-and-one with 15 seconds left. Auburn's Franklin Williams was fouled on a missed layup with 5 seconds left. Williams missed the first free throw and missed the second on purpose, but the Tigers didn't get the rebound.

Florida             FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Brent Wright, F     3-7     1-1     2-2     2   3   9   24  0   5   0   4
Greg Stolt, F       5-12    2-8     0-0     3   3   12  37  1   2   1   1
Obiora Nnaji, C     1-4     0-0     0-0     3   4   2   7   0   2   0   0
Eddie Shannon, G    1-7     1-5     1-3     2   3   4   37  8   0   0   2
Kenyan Weaks,G      13-20   5-7     0-0     5   1   31  32  2   0   0   2
Dan Williams        1-2     0-0     4-4     2   1   6   30  2   0   0   0
Major Parker        1-2     0-1     0-0     1   3   2   10  0   0   0   0
Greg Cristell       1-3     0-0     0-1     2   4   2   21  1   1   0   0
Pat O'Connor        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0
Team                                        4
Totals              26-57   9-22    7-10    24  22  68  200 14  10  1   9

FG%: 1st Half 14-30 .467, 2nd Half 12-27 .444, Game 26-57 .456; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-12 .333, 2nd Half 5-10 .500, Game 9-22 .409; FT%: 1st Half 0-1 .000, 2nd Half 7-9 .778, Game 7-10 .700; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith, F     2-4     0-0     1-1     4   3   5   33  4   3   0   0
Adrian Chilliest,F  3-4     0-0     5-5     5   4   11  28  1   2   0   0
Mamadou N'diaye, C  2-5     0-0     5-10    10  4   9   32  0   4   2   1
Scott Pohlman, G    7-13    4-10    0-0     2   2   18  31  0   2   0   1
Doc Robinson, G     3-10    0-3     4-4     5   1   10  34  5   8   1   1
Daymeon Fishback    4-9     1-3     1-2     7   2   10  26  1   0   1   1
Franklin Williams   0-2     0-2     1-4     3   0   1   15  1   0   0   0
Dudley Smith        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Team                                        1
Totals              21-47   5-18    17-26   37  16  64  200 12  19  4   4

FG%: 1st Half 12-23 .522, 2nd Half 9-24 .375, Game 21-47 .447; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-10 .400, 2nd Half 1-8 .125, Game 5-18 .278; FT%: 1st Half 7-8 .875, 2nd Half 10-18 .556, Game 17-26 .654; Deadball Rebounds: 7.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Florida             32  36  --      68
Auburn              35  29  --      64

OFFICIALS--Andre Pattillo, Tom Lopes, R.T. Day
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--13,855

Last Modified March 10, 1998
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