Auburn 77, Southern Miss 62

Game 29
Auburn 77, Southern Miss 62
March 11, 1998
NIT First Round Auburn, Ala.
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum

Mamadou N'diaye, playing two days after his father passed away, scored a career-high 19 points and Adrian Chilliest had a career-high 12 rebounds to pace Auburn to a 77-62 victory over Southern Miss in the first round of the NIT before 5,191 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. After the Tigers built a 21-11 lead with 11:25 left in the first half, USM outscored Auburn 25-13 to take a 36-34 lead at the half, behind 56 percent shooting to Auburn's 39 percent. Auburn went on a 16-4 run in the second half to take a 52-44 lead with 9:34 remaining behind 8 points from N'diaye. The Tigers led by as much as 77-59 with 38 seconds left. Auburn outrebounded the Golden Eagles 38-28 and outscored USM 43-26 in the second half. Scott Pohlman added 14 points, Doc Robinson 13 points and 6 assists and Frankin Williams had 12 points. Kelly McCarty led USM with 16 points.

Southern Miss       FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Rod Agee, F         5-10    2-4     2-2     5   4   14  32  5   2   0   1
Kelly McCarty, F    7-14    0-2     2-2     6   3   16  38  0   3   1   0
Pedro Phillips, C   4-8     2-5     0-0     2   4   10  24  4   4   0   0
Mel Cauthen, G      5-9     0-0     0-1     4   1   10  35  5   4   0   2
Jimmie Floyd, G     1-3     0-0     0-0     2   2   2   33  2   2   1   1
Kevin Winn          0-0     0-0     0-0     0   1   0   6   0   1   0   0
Arthur Stapleton    1-5     0-2     3-4     4   1   5   19  4   2   0   2
Robert Lewis        1-1     1-1     0-0     0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0
Vandarel Jones      1-3     0-0     0-0     1   4   2   12  0   3   2   0
Team                                        4
Totals              25-53   5-14    7-9     28  20  62  200 20  21  4   6

FG%: 1st Half 14-25 .560, 2nd Half 11-28 .393, Game 25-53 .472; 3FG%: 1st Half 2-4 .500, 2nd Half 3-10 .300, Game 5-14 .357; FT%: 1st Half 6-6 1.000, 2nd Half 1-3 .333, Game 7-9 .778; Deadball Rebounds: 5.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith, F     4-12    0-1     1-2     4   4   9   35  4   2   0   5
Adrian Chilliest,F  1-4     0-0     1-2     12  3   3   24  2   1   0   0
Mamadou N'diaye, C  8-11    0-0     3-4     5   4   19  29  2   2   2   0
Scott Pohlman, G    5-9     3-5     1-2     2   0   14  29  1   0   0   3
Doc Robinson, G     4-14    1-4     4-5     2   2   13  34  6   4   0   3
Clifton Robinson    0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Daymeon Fishback    2-7     1-5     2-2     7   1   7   24  3   2   1   0
Dudley Smith        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Kendell Mack        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0
John Gomillion      0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Franklin Williams   4-10    1-6     3-4     3   2   12  19  0   2   0   0
Team                                        3
Totals              28-67   6-21    15-21   38  16  77  200 18  13  3   11

FG%: 1st Half 12-30 .400, 2nd Half 16-37 .432, Game 28-67 .418; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-13 .308, 2nd Half 2-8 .250, Game 6-21 .286; FT%: 1st Half 6-8 .750, 2nd Half 9-13 .692, Game 15-21 .714; Deadball Rebounds: 4.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Southern Miss       36  26  --      62
Auburn              34  43  --      77

OFFICIALS--Jackie Loube, Kevin Quirk, George Harry
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--5,191

Last Modified March 12, 1998
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