Boxscore
Auburn 65, Mississippi St. 55
Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Officials - Pat Evans, Patrick Adams, Antonio Petty
Attendance - 8336

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Mississippi St. 24 31 55
Auburn 35 30 65

Recap


AUBURN 65, MISSISSIPPI STATE 55: Frankie Sullivan scored 16 points and Kenny Gabriel added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead the Tigers to a home win over the No. 22 Bulldogs, whose NCAA Tournament hopes have faded fast with three consecutive losses to teams from the bottom half of the SEC standings.

Mississippi State dropped to 1-5 on the road in the SEC, and this one might be the last straw for their postseason hopes. Despite 16 points and 11 rebounds from Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State couldn't hang in against the struggling Tigers.

Auburn (13-13, 3-9 SEC) had lost three straight and four of five, and the Tigers were averaging only 57.4 points in SEC play. They snapped out of that funk somewhat with three players in double digits and hitting 47.2 percent from the field.

The Bulldogs (19-8, 6-6) led by as many as seven in the first half, but they shot 35.2 percent including a dismal 5 for 22 from 3-point range.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Tigers have won 11 of the past 16 meetings at Auburn. ... Moultrie, who posted his 15th double-double of the season, played two years under Auburn coach Tony Barbee while at Texas-El Paso. ... Mississippi State's 12 SEC games have been decided by an average of 5.8 points.

Mississippi St. Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dee Bost 38:00 2-9 1-6 6-8 1 1 2 4 1 1 4 0 11
Brian Bryant 18:00 3-5 0-0 1-1 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 7
Rodney Hood 39:00 3-12 1-8 2-2 0 4 4 2 1 0 1 1 9
Wendell Lewis 29:00 1-1 0-0 1-4 1 4 5 1 3 1 0 2 3
Arnett Moultrie 37:00 6-15 2-3 2-2 6 5 11 0 1 1 1 0 16
Shaun Smith 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jalen Steele 19:00 2-5 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
Deville Smith 16:00 2-6 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 4 1 1 0 4
TOTAL 200 19-54 5-22 12-17 9 20 29 9 14 4 8 3 55
  35.2% 22.7% 70.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8

Auburn Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rob Chubb 17:00 1-4 0-0 2-3 2 5 7 1 3 0 2 0 4
Adrian Forbes 25:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 0 6
Kenny Gabriel 36:00 6-15 1-6 2-2 2 7 9 1 2 1 3 1 15
Frankie Sullivan 33:00 6-14 2-6 2-3 1 3 4 1 3 1 0 0 16
Josh Wallace 15:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Varez Ward 26:00 4-7 0-1 2-2 0 2 2 9 3 2 1 0 10
Allen Payne 16:00 1-3 1-2 3-4 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Willy Kouassi 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Chris Denson 11:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 6
Noel Johnson 16:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-53 4-15 11-14 8 26 34 13 18 4 10 1 65
  47.2% 26.7% 78.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10
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