AUBURN TIGERS vs LSU (1/9/99 at Baton Rouge, La.)

Down by 19 points with 10:34 to go, Auburn stormed back to take a 73-70 victory over LSU before 9,914 at the Maravich Assembly Center to remain one of three unbeaten teams in America (UConn and Cincinnati the others). Chris Porter, who recorded his sixth double-double with 26 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, scored 17 of Auburn's 36 points in the last 10:34. Porter totaled 21 points and 10 rebounds in the second half alone. It was Auburn's first victory in Baton Rouge in 11 years. LSU scored the first 10 points of the game and led 39-23 at the half behind 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range an a +11 rebounding advantage in the first half. However, from the 10:34 mark on, it was a different game. Auburn had 19 offensive rebounds in the second half and outrebounded LSU 45-41 for the game. Down 56-39 with nine minutes left, Auburn went on a 23-8 run to pull to within 64-62 with 5:52 left. Porter hit a 3-pointer with 1:29 left to cut LSU's lead to 70-69. After LSU's Brad Bridgewater missed two free throws, Auburn got the rebound, and then Porter had a stickback on the Tigers' fourth shot of the possession for Auburn's first lead of the game at 71-70 with :52 left. Bryant Smith sank two free throws with :10 left for the final margin. LSU hit just 5-12 free throws down the stretch.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS


Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS
AUBURN TIGERS vs LSU
1/9/99 7:00 p.m. at Baton Rouge, La.
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VISITORS: AUBURN TIGERS 15-0 (3-0)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 PORTER, Chris....... f 10-24   2-2    4-8    9  5 14   3  26  0  2  0  4  33
13 SMITH, Bryant....... f  1-8    0-3    3-5    2  2  4   2   5  0  1  0  1  31
34 N'DIAYE, Mamadou.... c  1-7    0-0    3-4    4  4  8   5   5  0  2  0  0  30
10 POHLMAN, Scott...... g  1-5    1-3    4-4    0  0  0   2   7  0  1  0  1  20
50 ROBINSON, Doc....... g  5-11   1-6    0-0    0  0  0   2  11  4  2  0  5  32
03 SHARP, Reggie.......    1-6    1-3    0-0    1  2  3   1   3  2  0  0  1   8
12 HEARD, Jay..........    0-3    0-1    0-0    1  0  1   2   0  0  1  0  0  10
23 FISHBACK, Daymeon...    3-9    1-3    1-4    2  2  4   3   8  0  0  0  3  19
31 McGADNEY, Mack......    3-4    0-0    2-3    2  0  2   5   8  0  0  0  0   7
42 CHILLIEST, Adrian...    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   3   0  0  0  0  0  10
   TEAM................                         4  4  8
   Totals..............   25-77   6-21  17-28  26 19 45  28  73  6  9  0 15 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 25-77  .325   Game:  .325  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  6-21  .286   Game:  .286  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 17-28  .607   Game:  .607     6

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HOME TEAM: LSU 8-4 (0-3)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 BESHARA, Brian...... f  3-4    1-1    2-4    0  5  5   5   9  3  3  0  1  22
32 ANDERSON, Willie.... f  1-6    1-2    3-6    0  3  3   4   6  0  2  0  2  27
52 SMITH, Jabari....... c  3-6    1-1    7-9    1  6  7   4  14  2  3  1  2  33
03 WOLFE, Jamaal....... g  2-4    1-2    4-6    0  5  5   1   9  3  6  0  0  34
22 CARTER, Maurice..... g  5-7    2-2    2-3    2  2  4   3  14  1  2  0  1  31
00 MANCE, Omar-Seli....    0-2    0-1    3-4    1  3  4   1   3  4  1  0  1  16
04 SWIFT, Stromile.....    3-8    1-1    2-3    1  4  5   3   9  0  4  3  0  14
31 WILLIAMS, Jermaine..    0-1    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   2   0  0  0  1  0  12
54 BRIDGEWATER, Brad...    3-4    0-0    0-2    3  0  3   1   6  0  1  0  1  11
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   20-42   7-11  23-37  10 31 41  24  70 13 22  5  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 20-42  .476   Game:  .476  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  7-11  .636   Game:  .636  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 23-37  .622   Game:  .622     7

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Officials: Ted Hillary, John Cahill, Tony Greene
Technical fouls: AUBURN TIGERS-N'DIAYE, Mamadou. LSU-SMITH, Jabari;
BENCH.
Attendance: 9914
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
AUBURN TIGERS.................   23   50  -   73
LSU...........................   39   31  -   70

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