Auburn 70, Central Florida 63

Game 4
Auburn 83, Southern Miss 70
November 21, 1997
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Auburn guards Scott Pohlman and Doc Robinson both had a career-high 21 points in leading Auburn to an 83-70 win over Southern Miss before 5,433 at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Southern Miss opened with a 6-0 lead before Auburn tied the game at 8-8 with 14:33 remaining in the first half. The Tigers took the lead for good at 35-33 with 1:38 left in the first half on a Robinson basket. The Tigers closed the opening half with a 7-0 run to take a 40-33 halftime lead. The Tigers shot 50 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from 3-point range, while the Golden Eagles connected on 42.9 percent of their shots from the field and only 18 percent of their 3-point attempts. Auburn led by as many as 13 midway through the second half before Southern Miss used a 12-0 run to climb to within 52-51 with 9:20 remaining. The Tigers closed out the game with an 8-0 run to take a 78-68 lead with 1:06 left to seal the win. Bryant Smith added 19 points and three steals, Franklin Williams had 10 points and eight rebounds and Mamadou N'diaye had a career-high five blocks with nine rebounds. Kelly McCarty led USM with 20 points and a game-high 10 boards.

Southern Miss       FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Rod Agee,F          4-8     0-1     3-5     4   4   11  27  1   2   0   0
Kelly McCarty,F     7-15    0-2     6-8     10  1   20  36  0   2   1   1
Anthony Richards,C  2-4     0-0     2-4     6   3   6   32  3   2   3   0
Mel Cauthen,G       0-0     0-0     0-0     3   3   0   19  2   1   0   0
Jimmie Floyd,G      8-18    1-6     2-2     3   2   19  30  1   4   0   2
Arthur Stapleton    2-2     1-1     0-2     1   3   5   21  0   1   0   4
Juan Bragg          0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0
Pedro Phillips      3-14    0-1     1-2     3   3   7   26  3   2   0   0
Vandarel Jones      1-2     0-0     0-0     2   3   2   8   0   1   0   0
Team                                        2
Totals              27-63   2-11    14-23   34  22  70  200 10  15  4   7

FG%: 1st Half 14-30 .467, 2nd Half 13-33 .394, Game 27-63 .429; 3FG%: 1st Half 1-8 .125, 2nd Half 1-3 .333, Game 2-11 .182; FT%: 1st Half 4-7 .571, 2nd Half 10-16 .625, Game 14-23 .609; Deadball Rebounds: 6.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith,F      7-11    1-3     4-7     5   1   19  34  1   1   0   3
Randy Hughes,F      0-1     0-0     0-0     1   1   0   11  0   0   2   0
Mamadou N'diaye,C   2-6     0-0     3-4     9   3   7   28  1   6   5   0
Scott Pohlman,G     6-12    3-8     6-7     0   4   21  34  2   1   0   2
Doc Robinson,G      7-13    3-7     4-4     5   4   21  37  6   6   0   1
Derek Caldwell      1-1     1-1     0-0     2   0   3   6   0   0   0   0
Daymeon Fishback    0-2     0-1     0-0     0   0   0   9   1   0   0   0
Dudley Smith        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0
John Gomillion      1-1     0-0     0-0     0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0
Adrian Chilliest    0-0     0-0     0-0     2   3   0   10  1   2   0   0
Franklin Williams   3-7     2-3     2-4     8   3   10  31  2   1   0   2
Team                                        3
Totals              27-54   10-23   19-26   35  19  83  200 15  17  7   8

FG%: 1st Half 15-31 .484, 2nd Half 12-23 .522, Game 27-54 .500; 3FG%: 1st Half 6-12 .500, 2nd Half 4-11 .364, Game 10-23 .435; FT%: 1st Half 4-6 .667, 2nd Half 15-20 .750, Game 19-26 .731; Deadball Rebounds: 4.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Southern Miss       33  37  --      70
Auburn              40  43  --      83

OFFICIALS--John Clougherty, Mike Thibodeaux, Rick Crawford
TECHNICAL FOULS--Southern Miss bench
ATTENDANCE--5,433

Last Modified November 23, 1997
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