Pepperdine 62, Auburn 55

Game 7
Pepperdine 62, Auburn 55
December 12, 1997
Cougar Classic
Marriott Center
Provo, Utah

Arizona State transfer Gerald Brown scored a game-high 28 points as Pepperdine outlasted Auburn 62-55 in the first round of BYU's Cougar Classic at the Marriott Center. The Waves, which shot 59 percent from the field in the first half, jumped out to a 32-16 lead with 5:02 left in the half. The Tigers sliced into the margin to trail 34-26 at intermission. Auburn re-took the lead at 44-43 on a Mamadou N'diaye jumper in the lane with 7:55 left in the game. However, N'diaye fouled out 15 seconds later and the Waves took control. After leading 47-45, the Waves scored nine straight points over the next two minutes to take control. Auburn shot a miserable 38 percent from the field an even worse 18 percent (4-22) from 3-point range. The Waves, who made only six second half field goals, went 15-17 (.882) from the foul line. Bryant Smith led the Tigers with 14 points while Franklin Williams and N'diaye chipped in 10 points apiece. Jelani Gardner, a transfer from Cal and one of four transfers on the Wave roster, had 12 points.

Auburn              FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Bryant Smith, F     6-8     0-1     2-5     5   1   14  32  1   2   0   0
Franklin Williams,F 3-3     1-1     3-5     3   1   10  20  1   2   0   1
Mamadou N'diaye, C  5-7     0-0     0-0     8   5   10  18  0   2   2   0
Scott Pohlman, G    2-10    2-8     0-0     2   5   6   34  1   3   0   1
Doc Robinson, G     2-12    1-5     0-0     6   1   5   35  7   1   0   0
Derek Caldwell      0-1     0-1     0-0     0   1   0   5   0   1   0   0
Daymeon Fishback    0-8     0-6     2-2     2   0   2   19  0   2   0   0
Adrian Chilliest    0-0     0-0     0-0     0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0
Randy Hughes        4-9     0-0     0-0     9   4   8   34  3   2   1   0
Team                                        3
Totals              22-58   4-22    7-12    38  18  55  200 13  15  3   2

FG%: 1st Half 11-27 .407, 2nd Half 11-31 .355, Game 22-58 .379; 3FG%: 1st Half 3-12 .250, 2nd Half 1-10 .100, Game 4-22 .182; FT%: 1st Half 1-3 .333, 2nd Half 6-9 .667, Game 7-12 .583; Deadball Rebounds: 0.

Pepperdine          FG      3FG     FT      R   F   TP  M   A   T   B   S
Tommie Prince, F    1-5     0-2     2-2     1   2   4   33  0   3   1   0
Kelvin Gibbs, F     3-6     0-0     0-0     5   4   6   27  1   2   0   3
Bryan Hill, C       3-5     0-0     0-3     5   3   6   30  1   0   0   1
Jelani Gardner, G   5-10    0-0     2-2     6   2   12  27  2   2   0   1
Gerald Brown, G     8-13    2-4     10-10   7   0   28  38  1   4   0   2
Tezale Archie       0-3     0-1     0-0     2   1   0   15  2   0   0   0
Marc McDowell       1-4     1-4     0-0     2   0   3   13  1   1   0   0
omm'A Givens        1-4     0-0     1-2     5   5   3   17  2   1   1   2
Team                                        1
Totals              22-50   3-11    15-19   34  17  62  200 10  13  2   9

FG%: 1st Half 16-27 .593, 2nd Half 6-23 .261, Game 22-50 .440; 3FG%: 1st Half 3-7 .429, 2nd Half 0-4 .000, Game 3-11 .273; FT%: 1st Half 0-2 .000, 2nd Half 15-17 .882, Game 15-19 .789; Deadball Rebounds: 1.

SCORE BY PERIODS    1   2           F
Auburn              26  29  --      55
Pepperdine          34  28  --      62

OFFICIALS--Mark Reischling, Duane Smith, Mike Littlewood
TECHNICAL FOULS--None
ATTENDANCE--1,253

Last Modified December 15, 1997
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