Men's Basketball Falls To Auburn, 80-75
Feb 22, 2003
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marquis Daniels scored 29 points and Marco Killingsworth finished with 19, including two on a dunk with 56 seconds left in Auburn's 80-75 victory Saturday over Mississippi.
Daniels hit 11 consecutive shots for Auburn (18-7, 7-5) and finished 12-of-14 from the field. Killingsworth scored 17 second-half points.
Killingworth had two dunks in the final 56 seconds, the final one on an assist by Daniels as Auburn snapped a 75-75 tie.
Ole Miss (12-11, 3-9) dropped its seventh consecutive game and is 0-7 this season in games decided by single digits.
Auburn never trailed.
Ole Miss rallied to tie the score at 75 on Aaron Harper's fifth 3-pointer with 1:25 left.
Following a timeout, Auburn got Killingsworth free for a dunk with 56 seconds left to secure the win.
The Tigers remain one-half game behind Mississippi State for the Western Division lead as the Tigers won their third SEC road game.
The Tigers shot a torrid 30-of-46 from the field, 65.2 percent, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range.
Despite the hot shooting, Auburn saw a 59-48 lead evaporate in the final 13 minutes as Ole Miss hit 10-of-21 from 3-point range, including 7-of-12 in the second half.
Harper led the Rebels with 20 points.
The Rebels lost their fourth SEC home game - the first time that has happened in five seasons under coach Rod Barnes.
Daniels scored 20 first-half points, connecting on nine consecutive field goals.
Daniels made 11 consecutive points as Auburn built its biggest lead, 41-31,
with 2:26 left in the first half. Daniels finally missed a shot from the field
on his 12th attempt with 10:45 left in the second half.
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