Rebels Fall To Auburn, 58-50

Feb. 8, 2006

Final Stats

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Ronny LeMelle scored a game-high 18 points to lead Auburn to a 58-50 win over Mississippi on Wednesday night.

Auburn (10-10, 2-7 Southeastern Conference) trailed by as much as 14 points in the first half and trailed 29-23 at halftime before a heated pep-talk from coach Jeff Lebo helped inspire a comeback against the Rebels (13-9, 3-6).

Ole Miss, which has now lost six straight, had 17 field goals and 23 turnovers.

The Rebels took a 42-33 lead on two free throws by Mike Smith with 10:12 left. Then, LeMelle scored seven points to fuel an 11-2 run to bring the Tigers back.

LeMelle's 3-pointer gave Auburn the lead for good with 3:36 to play. Neither team scored again until his layup with 1:05 left.

Josh Dollard and LeMelle hit two free throws apiece over the final 40 seconds for the Tigers.

Dwayne Curtis, who leads the Rebels in scoring and rebounds, was held to his season low in SEC games with seven points Wednesday night. He played one season at Auburn before transferring two years ago.

Quantez Robertson and Brett Howell had nine points apiece for the Tigers. Howell made 3-of-5 3-pointers in 12 minutes off the bench. Leading scorer Rasheem Barrett had just six points.

Todd Abernethy led Ole Miss with 10 points and Clarence Sanders added nine.

 

 

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