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Ohio State vs AUBURN TIGERS (03/18/99 at Knoxville, Tenn.)

Scoonie Penn and Michael Redd combined for 48 points to lead 14th-ranked and No. 4 seed Ohio State to a 72-64 victory over fourth-ranked and top-seeded Auburn in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen before 23,898 in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. The game was tied at 61 with 2:42 left, but Auburn's Chris Porter, who totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds, fouled out with 1:57 left and the Tigers down 62-61. Ohio State scored nine straight points to take a 70-61 lead and end Auburn's memorable season. A close game the entire way, there were a total of 16 lead changes and four ties. Ohio State took a 31-26 lead at the half after eight first half lead changes and two ties. Penn was called for his fourth foul with 13:23 left in the game and the Buckeyes leading 44-41. Auburn proceeded to go on a 11-2 run to take a 52-46 lead in only three minutes. OSU coach Jim O'Brien then reinstated Penn with 10:14 left in the game, and he played foul free for the remainder of the contest. Penn drilled a 3-pointer right off the bench with the shot clock winding down to draw OSU to within 52-49. Doc Robinson added 14 points for Auburn followed by 12 points and 9 rebounds from Daymeon Fishback and 11 rebounds from Mamadou N'diaye. The Tigers committed 18 turnovers to only 9 for Ohio State.

Ohio State vs AUBURN TIGERS (03/18/99 at Knoxville, Tenn.)

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


Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS
Ohio State vs AUBURN TIGERS
03/18/99 10:15 p.m. at Knoxville, Tenn.
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VISITORS: Ohio State 26-8
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
23 SINGLETON, Jason.... f  3-4    0-0    1-3    1  1  2   4   7  1  1  0  1  21
32 JOHNSON, Ken........ c  2-4    0-0    0-2    1  1  2   4   4  0  1  1  0  25
12 PENN, Scoonie....... g  9-16   4-7    4-4    0  3  3   4  26  4  0  1  3  36
13 BROWN, Brian........ g  2-9    1-4    4-6    1  5  6   0   9  4  1  1  1  33
22 REDD, Michael....... g  9-19   1-3    3-4    3  7 10   2  22  2  2  0  1  36
03 COLEMAN, Neshaun....    0-1    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
21 SAVOVIC, Slobodan...    1-3    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   2  0  1  0  0  12
33 SANDERSON, Jon......    0-2    0-0    0-1    2  0  2   1   0  0  1  0  0   6
40 REESE, George.......    1-4    0-0    0-3    1  2  3   0   2  0  2  0  1  27
   TEAM................                         4  2  6
   Totals..............   27-62   6-17  12-23  14 23 37  16  72 11  9  3  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 27-62  .435   Game:  .435  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  6-17  .353   Game:  .353  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 12-23  .522   Game:  .522    0,5

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HOME TEAM: AUBURN TIGERS 29-4
                          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  6-10   2-3    1-2    3  8 11   5  15  2  5  0  0  32
13 SMITH, Bryant....... f  4-9    0-3    2-2    2  0  2   1  10  1  2  0  2  33
34 N'DIAYE, Mamadou.... c  1-3    0-0    1-2    3  8 11   3   3  1  4  3  1  34
10 POHLMAN, Scott...... g  2-8    1-5    2-2    0  2  2   2   7  3  2  0  0  24
50 ROBINSON, Doc....... g  5-13   2-3    2-3    0  0  0   3  14  6  3  0  0  33
03 SHARP, Reggie.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
12 HEARD, Jay..........    0-3    0-2    1-2    0  1  1   1   1  0  0  0  1   9
23 FISHBACK, Daymeon...    4-10   3-6    1-2    4  5  9   1  12  1  1  0  0  23
31 McGADNEY, Mack......    1-3    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  0  0  0  1   6
40 SMITH, Abe..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
42 CHILLIEST, Adrian...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   23-59   8-22  10-15  14 27 41  17  64 14 18  3  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 23-59  .390   Game:  .390  DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half:  8-22  .364   Game:  .364  REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   .000   2nd Half: 10-15  .667   Game:  .667    3,1

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Officials: Tim Higgins, Lonnie Dixon, Dick Cartmell
Technical fouls: Ohio State-None. AUBURN TIGERS-None.
Attendance: 23898
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Ohio State....................   31   41  -   72
AUBURN TIGERS.................   26   38  -   64
*  Auburn finishes the season as the best team ever in the state of Alabama
*  The 29 wins by Auburn is the most by any team ever in the state

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