AUBURN TIGERS vs Kentucky (01/20/99 at Lexington, Ky.)

Senior Heshimu Evans came out of a huge slump to score a game-high 20 points (3-4 treys) and pull down nine rebounds to lead #7 Kentucky to a 72-62 victory over #6 Auburn before a sold out crowd of 24,256 in Rupp Arena as the Tigers lost for the first time in 18 games this season. It was only the third meeting in Auburn's history in which both teams were ranked in the top 10 and only the fifth time the Tigers have played UK when Auburn was higher ranked. Chris Porter led Auburn with 16 points and 10 rebounds, his eighth double-double of the season. It was a see-saw game early as UK led 22-20 3:57 left in the half. However, the Wildcats outscored the Tigers 9-2 the rest of the half to take a 31-22 lead into the locker room. UK shot 55 percent (6-11) from 3-point range the first half. UK had its largest lead at 44-29 with 14:46 to play and then led 59-45 with 7:09 remaining. The Tigers closed to within 62-56 with 2:44 left on Jay Heards 3-pointer, but didn't get closer. UK shot 57 percent from the field for the game, marking the first time a Tiger opponent has shot over 47 percent this year. Doc Robinson, Adrian Chilliest and Mack McGadney all had the flu as Robinson was limited to only 18 minutes, McGadney two while Chilliest did not play.

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


Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS
AUBURN TIGERS vs Kentucky
01/20/99 8:00 p.m. at Lexington, Ky.
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VISITORS: AUBURN TIGERS 17-1 (5-1)
                          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  6-19   1-3    3-6    6  4 10   3  16  1  3  1  2  37
13 SMITH, Bryant....... f  2-10   1-4    2-5    8  0  8   3   7  1  3  0  0  29
34 N'DIAYE, Mamadou.... c  4-7    0-0    0-0    6  4 10   3   8  0  0  0  0  34
10 POHLMAN, Scott...... g  5-13   4-8    0-0    0  1  1   4  14  2  0  0  0  33
50 ROBINSON, Doc....... g  1-6    1-4    0-0    0  1  1   1   3  1  0  0  1  18
03 SHARP, Reggie.......    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  1  0  0   9
12 HEARD, Jay..........    6-12   2-5    0-1    3  0  3   5  14  2  2  0  2  22
23 FISHBACK, Daymeon...    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  1  2  0  0   9
31 McGADNEY, Mack......    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
45 PERSON, Adrian......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   24-71   9-26   5-12  25 13 38  22  62  8 11  1  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 24-71  .338   Game:  .338  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  9-26  .346   Game:  .346  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  5-12  .417   Game:  .417    0,3

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HOME TEAM: Kentucky 16-4, (5-1)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
14 EVANS, Heshimu...... f  6-10   3-4    5-5    4  5  9   3  20  2  5  1  1  32
34 PADGETT, Scott...... f  1-5    0-4    1-2    2  0  2   2   3  4  2  1  1  36
33 BRADLEY, Michael.... c  6-8    0-0    0-0    3  5  8   0  12  0  2  2  1  30
05 TURNER, Wayne....... g  4-6    0-0    6-9    0  5  5   1  14  3  2  0  0  29
22 HOGAN, Ryan......... g  0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  1  10
11 SMITH, Saul.........    1-3    1-2    0-1    0  0  0   1   3  3  1  0  0  18
21 PRINCE, Tayshaun....    3-6    2-3    0-1    3  4  7   2   8  0  3  0  0  21
32 ALLISON, Desmond....    4-6    2-4    0-1    2  1  3   1  10  1  1  0  0  14
40 CAMARA, Jules.......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  0  2  1  0  10
   TEAM................                            5  5
   Totals..............   26-46   8-17  12-19  14 26 40  10  72 13 19  5  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 26-46  .565   Game:  .565  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  8-17  .471   Game:  .471  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 12-19  .632   Game:  .632     0

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Officials: Bob Donato, David Dodge, Ed Corbett
Technical fouls: AUBURN TIGERS-None. Kentucky-None.
Attendance: 24256
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
AUBURN TIGERS.................   22   40  -   62
Kentucky......................   31   41  -   72

Official Basketball Box Score -- 1st PERIOD


Official Basketball Box Score -- 1st PERIOD
AUBURN TIGERS vs Kentucky
01/20/99 8:00 p.m. at Lexington, Ky.
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VISITORS: AUBURN TIGERS 17-1 (5-1)
                          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  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
13 SMITH, Bryant....... f  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
34 N'DIAYE, Mamadou.... c  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
10 POHLMAN, Scott...... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
50 ROBINSON, Doc....... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
03 SHARP, Reggie.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
12 HEARD, Jay..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
23 FISHBACK, Daymeon...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
31 McGADNEY, Mack......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
45 PERSON, Adrian......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
   TEAM................
   Totals..............    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 24-71  .338   Game:  .338  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  9-26  .346   Game:  .346  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  5-12  .417   Game:  .417    0,3

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HOME TEAM: Kentucky 16-4, (5-1)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
14 EVANS, Heshimu...... f  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
34 PADGETT, Scott...... f  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
33 BRADLEY, Michael.... c  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
05 TURNER, Wayne....... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
22 HOGAN, Ryan......... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
11 SMITH, Saul.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
21 PRINCE, Tayshaun....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
32 ALLISON, Desmond....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
40 CAMARA, Jules.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0
   TEAM................
   Totals..............    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   0

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 26-46  .565   Game:  .565  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  8-17  .471   Game:  .471  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 12-19  .632   Game:  .632     0

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Officials: Bob Donato, David Dodge, Ed Corbett
Technical fouls: AUBURN TIGERS-None. Kentucky-None.
Attendance: 24256
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
AUBURN TIGERS.................   22   40  -   62
Kentucky......................   31   41  -   72

Official Basketball Box Score -- 2nd PERIOD -- 00:00 REMAINING


Official Basketball Box Score -- 2nd PERIOD -- 00:00 REMAINING
AUBURN TIGERS vs Kentucky
01/20/99 8:00 p.m. at Lexington, Ky.
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VISITORS: AUBURN TIGERS 17-1 (5-1)
                          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  6-19   1-3    3-6    6  4 10   3  16  1  3  1  2  37
13 SMITH, Bryant....... f  2-10   1-4    2-5    8  0  8   3   7  1  3  0  0  29
34 N'DIAYE, Mamadou.... c  4-7    0-0    0-0    6  4 10   3   8  0  0  0  0  34
10 POHLMAN, Scott...... g  5-13   4-8    0-0    0  1  1   4  14  2  0  0  0  33
50 ROBINSON, Doc....... g  1-6    1-4    0-0    0  1  1   1   3  1  0  0  1  18
03 SHARP, Reggie.......    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  1  0  0   9
12 HEARD, Jay..........    6-12   2-5    0-1    3  0  3   5  14  2  2  0  2  22
23 FISHBACK, Daymeon...    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  1  2  0  0   9
31 McGADNEY, Mack......    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
45 PERSON, Adrian......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   24-71   9-26   5-12  25 13 38  22  62  8 11  1  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 24-71  .338   Game:  .338  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  9-26  .346   Game:  .346  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  5-12  .417   Game:  .417    0,3

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HOME TEAM: Kentucky 16-4, (5-1)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
14 EVANS, Heshimu...... f  6-10   3-4    5-5    4  5  9   3  20  2  5  1  1  32
34 PADGETT, Scott...... f  1-5    0-4    1-2    2  0  2   2   3  4  2  1  1  36
33 BRADLEY, Michael.... c  6-8    0-0    0-0    3  5  8   0  12  0  2  2  1  30
05 TURNER, Wayne....... g  4-6    0-0    6-9    0  5  5   1  14  3  2  0  0  29
22 HOGAN, Ryan......... g  0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  1  10
11 SMITH, Saul.........    1-3    1-2    0-1    0  0  0   1   3  3  1  0  0  18
21 PRINCE, Tayshaun....    3-6    2-3    0-1    3  4  7   2   8  0  3  0  0  21
32 ALLISON, Desmond....    4-6    2-4    0-1    2  1  3   1  10  1  1  0  0  14
40 CAMARA, Jules.......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  0  2  1  0  10
   TEAM................                            5  5
   Totals..............   26-46   8-17  12-19  14 26 40  10  72 13 19  5  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 26-46  .565   Game:  .565  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  8-17  .471   Game:  .471  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 12-19  .632   Game:  .632     0

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Officials: Bob Donato, David Dodge, Ed Corbett
Technical fouls: AUBURN TIGERS-None. Kentucky-None.
Attendance: 24256
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
AUBURN TIGERS.................   22   40  -   62
Kentucky......................   31   41  -   72

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