Auburn vs. Mississippi State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Auburn vs. Mississippi State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Auburn 71
(9-22, 1-10 away)
Mississippi State 74
(9-21, 8-8 home)
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
5:30PM ET / 2:30PM PT, March 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Auburn 24 41 71
Mississippi State 24 41 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Auburn C Denson 24 C Denson 9 F Sullivan 4
Mississippi State C Borchert 20 C Borchert 13 C Sword 6

Auburn suffered a close loss to Mississippi State 74-71 in overtime on Saturday, Mar. 9. Chris Denson put up a career-high 24 points and nine rebounds in the Tigers loss. Rob Chubb had a season-high 18 points and added seven rebounds. Colin Borchert registered a double-double for the Bulldogs on a team-high 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Auburn Game Notes

  • Auburn has played in three overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Tigers have played in 11 overtime games with a record of 2-9.
  • The Tigers have been unlucky seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Auburn is 26-29 in close games.
  • The Tigers have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-6) after having a three-point percentage of 17.6 percent or worse.
  • Auburn has lost 88 percent of the time this season (2-14) after recording 12 or fewer free throws made.
  • Auburn has lost 79 percent of the time this season (3-11) after committing 14 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 74 or more total points this season, Auburn has lost 100 percent of the time (0-13).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 47.1 percent or better this season, Auburn has lost 100 percent of the time (0-6).
  • When the opposition records 16 or more free throws made this season, Auburn has lost 93 percent of the time (1-14).
  • Auburn has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past seven games.
  • Chris Denson accounted for 33.8 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Chris Denson and Allen Payne) accounted for 40.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Chris Denson has led the team in scoring in seven out of 31 games this season.
  • This marks the third 20-point game of Chris Denson's career.
  • Chris Denson had career highs with 24 points, nine field goals made, nine rebounds, and nine defensive rebounds.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Rob Chubb.
  • Allen Payne had a career high with seven defensive rebounds.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • The Bulldogs won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Mississippi State is 28-32 in close games.
  • Colin Borchert recorded a team season high in defensive rebounds with 13.
  • Craig Sword tallied a team season high in field goals attempted with 17.
  • The top two scorers (Colin Borchert and Craig Sword) accounted for 52.7 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Colin Borchert and Gavin Ware) accounted for 43.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Colin Borchert has led the team in scoring three times and in rebounding nine times in 30 games this season.
  • This marks the second 20-point game of Colin Borchert's career.
  • Colin Borchert recorded a double-double. It was the first of his career.
  • Roquez Johnson has three straight double-digit point games.
AU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Chris Denson352493201
B+Rob Chubb341870102
BAllen Payne33981213
BF. Sullivan301234203
C+S. Johnson9420000
C+A. Dixon-Tatum11040121
CBrian Greene Jr6022001
CJordan Price19221000
C-Josh Wallace37232102
DNoel Johnson11010201
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Colin Borchert3620130021
A+Craig Sword371956223
BFred Thomas351041100
BRoquez Johnson281051232
BT. Cunningham21643203
CT. Bloodman39632103
CGavin Ware26370001
-Baxter Price3000002

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