Auburn 79, Florida A&M 69

Game 6
Auburn 79, Florida A&M 69
December 6, 1997
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Ala.

Doc Robinson had 17 points and five assists and Bryant Smith had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead Auburn to a 79-69 win over Florida A&M at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The Tigers trailed 6-0 early, but charged back to take its first lead of the game, 15-14, with 11:15 remaining in the first half. FAMU built another six-point lead late in the first half behind 7-1 center Jerome James, who had 23 first-half points, but the Tigers used a 6-0 run to tie the game at 31 with 1:15 left. Robinson gave the Tigers a 34-33 halftime lead with a 3-pointer with only four seconds left. Auburn charged to a nine-point 46-37 lead with 16 minutes left in the second half thanks to nine straight points that ended with a Franklin Williams' jumper. Florida A&M tied the game at 54 with 11:30 remaining, but the Tigers took the lead for good on a Williams' layin with 11:20 remaining. The Tigers used another 9-0 run midway through the second half to pull away and lead by as many as 14 points on two occasions before taking the 10-point victory. James finished with a game-high 30 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for FAMU.

Florida A&M         FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Monroe Pippen,F     4-11    2-4     5-8     6   3   15  30  2   3   1   4
Norris Fletcher,F   1-7     1-1     1-2     4   3   4   38  4   4   0   2
Jerome James,C      11-23   0-0     8-15    9   4   30  38  2   9   5   0
Willie Bullock,G    2-6     2-4     0-0     5   2   6   30  1   1   0   1
Roderick Seay,G     2-4     0-0     5-6     4   2   9   34  2   3   0   1
Frank Oliver        0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0
Olatunda Martin     1-1     0-0     0-0     0   2   2   8   0   0   0   0
Herb Woodard        0-0     0-0     0-2     0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0
Travis Grant        1-2     1-1     0-0     1   0   3   15  2   1   0   0
Derrick Magee       0-0     0-0     0-0     1   0   0   4   1   1   0   0
Team                                        6
Totals              22-54   6-10    19-33   36  16  69  200 14  23  6   8

FG%: 1st Half 13-26 .500, 2nd Half 9-28 .321, Game 22-54 .407; 3FG%: 1st Half 1-3 .333, 2nd Half 5-7 .714, Game 6-10 .600; FT%: 1st Half 6-8 .750, 2nd Half 13-25 .520, Game 19-33 .576; Deadball Rebounds: 7.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith,F      5-11    0-2     5-6     13  3   15  38  4   3   0   3
Franklin Williams,F 5-10    1-3     1-2     8   2   12  28  0   2   0   1
Mamadou N'diaye,C   1-4     0-0     2-2     4   5   4   17  0   1   5   1
Scott Pohlman,G     6-14    3-8     0-0     4   1   15  31  3   4   0   3
Doc Robinson,G      5-9     3-5     4-5     3   2   17  30  5   4   1   2
Derek Caldwell      1-5     0-4     0-0     0   0   2   11  0   0   0   1
Daymeon Fishback    4-7     3-4     1-2     2   3   12  23  3   1   0   0
John Gomillion      0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Adrian Chilliest    0-2     0-0     0-0     3   2   0   8   0   2   0   0
Randy Hughes        1-3     0-0     0-0     2   5   2   14  0   2   2   0
Team                                        2
Totals              28-65   10-26   13-17   41  23  79  200 15  19  8   11

FG%: 1st Half 11-33 .333, 2nd Half 17-32 .531, Game 28-65 .431; 3FG%: 1st Half 4-14 .286, 2nd Half 6-12 .500, Game 10-26 .385; FT%: 1st Half 8-11 .727, 2nd Half 5-6 .833, Game 13-17 .765; Deadball Rebounds: 3.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Florida A&M         33  36  --      69
Auburn              34  45  --      79

OFFICIALS--Jamie Jones, Willy Guardiola, Anthony Jordan
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--1,206

Last Modified December 8, 1997
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