Auburn 78, Florida St. 72

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
Officials - Patrick Adams, Tony Greene, Mike Nance
Attendance - 6496

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Florida St. 36 36 72
Auburn 35 43 78

Recap


Auburn 78, Florida State 72:
Frankie Sullivan scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half and Allen Payne scored a career-high 17 as the host Tigers rallied back from an 11-point first-half deficit.

Sullivan and Payne, both guards, combined to shoot just 1-for-8 from the field in the second half but were a combined 18-for-24 from the free-throw line for the game, helping Auburn (6-7) outscore the Seminoles 43-36 in the second half.

Michael Snaer had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to lead Florida State (8-5), which came in riding a four-game winning streak. Terry Whisnant II scored 13 of his career-high 16 points in the first half for the Seminoles.

Florida State made eight of its first 10 field-goal attempts in building a 21-10 lead after eight minutes, but the Tigers chipped away and cut the deficit to 36-35 on a dunk by Shaquille Johnson just before the halftime buzzer.

A 9-0 run by the Tigers early in the second half gave them a 47-40 lead, which they stretched to double digits with 7:30 remaining. Florida State 6-8 junior forwards Terrance Shannon and Okaro White, the team’s second and third-leading scorers, each picked up their third and fourth fouls early in the second half and combined for 15 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Before the game it was announced that Auburn junior G Chris Denson would miss 4-to-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his left foot. Denson averaged 15.2 points in the five games since he became academically eligible. The Tigers recently learned freshman G Jordan Price, the team’s third-leading scorer while Denson was out, would be sidelined a similar period with a stress fracture in his foot. … Florida State junior G Ian Miller returned after missing the last four games with a right foot injury. Miller, the team’s third-leading leading scorer last season (10.3), finished with two points. … Florida State opens ACC play Saturday at Clemson; Auburn opens SEC play Jan. 9 against visiting LSU.

Florida St. Seminoles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Okaro White 23:00 3-7 0-2 2-2 0 7 7 0 5 0 1 1 8
Montay Brandon 9:00 3-4 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 6
Michael Snaer 39:00 6-13 3-7 3-4 3 9 12 4 4 0 6 1 18
Kiel Turpin 19:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 2 2 2
Terry Whisnant II 22:00 6-13 4-8 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 2 0 0 16
Devon Bookert 31:00 3-8 2-7 0-0 0 0 0 6 3 0 2 0 8
Terrance Shannon 18:00 3-5 0-0 1-1 2 4 6 2 4 0 2 1 7
Robert Gilchrist 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Thomas 12:00 2-2 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 0 5
Ian Miller 10:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2
Boris Bojanovsky 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-58 9-26 7-15 8 31 39 16 27 5 20 5 72
  48.3% 34.6% 46.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 20

Auburn Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Frankie Sullivan 30:00 6-15 3-7 9-11 0 4 4 0 4 1 1 0 24
Rob Chubb 22:00 3-5 0-0 2-4 5 5 10 0 4 1 1 0 8
Allen Payne 33:00 4-8 0-0 9-13 4 3 7 3 3 1 3 0 17
Shaquille Johnson 26:00 3-12 1-5 1-2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 8
Josh Wallace 34:00 0-4 0-0 6-8 0 5 5 6 0 5 1 0 6
Asauhn Dixon-Tatum 17:00 2-3 0-0 0-1 4 4 8 0 3 0 1 1 4
Brian Greene Jr. 13:00 1-6 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2
Noel Johnson 23:00 3-10 2-6 1-2 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 9
Jordon Granger 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-63 6-20 28-41 16 24 40 10 17 11 9 2 78
  34.9% 30.0% 68.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9