Florida State vs Auburn

Auburn 78, Florida St. 72

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Frankie Sullivan scored 24 points and Allen Payne added a career-high 17 as Auburn defeated Florida State 78-72 in the Tigers' nonconference finale Wednesday night.

Auburn (6-7) trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half before outscoring the Seminoles (8-5) 21-10 down the back end of the first half to cut the Florida State lead to 36-35 by halftime.

Sullivan scored 18 of his 24 points in the first half, keeping the Tigers alive as they battled back from the early deficit. Payne scored nine points in the second half for Auburn as the Tigers overtook the lead.

Florida State's Michael Snaer recorded a double-double in the losing effort, scoring 18 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Terry Whisnant added another 16 points for the Seminoles.

The Auburn victory avenged an 85-56 loss to Florida State in Tallahassee last season.

After charging back to cut the lead to one at halftime, Auburn overtook the lead nearly 2 minutes into the second half when a Rob Chubb lay-in put Auburn up 42-40, giving the Tigers their first lead since Auburn was up 8-7 nearly 5 minutes into the game.

Chubb finished with eight points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers. Noel Johnson scored all nine of his points in the second half as Auburn pulled away.

Florida State's Aaron Thomas cut the Auburn lead to seven with 2:58 to play in the game, but the Tigers went 12 of 20 from the free-throw line in the last 2:01 of the game to seal the win.

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Florida State (8-5)363672
Auburn (6-7) «354378

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Florida State Seminoles
O. White, F233-72-27058
K. Turpin, C191-30-04012
M. Snaer, G396-133-4124418
T. Whisnant II, G226-130-040316
M. Brandon, G93-40-20136
D. Bookert313-80-00638
T. Shannon183-51-16247
A. Thomas122-21-23115
I. Miller101-30-02112
R. Gilchrist90-00-40000
B. Bojanovsky80-00-01120
Totals 28-587-1540162772
 48.3%46.7% 
Auburn Tigers
A. Payne, F334-89-1373317
R. Chubb, C223-52-410048
J. Wallace, G340-46-85606
F. Sullivan, G306-159-1140424
S. Johnson, G263-121-22128
N. Johnson233-101-23009
A. Dixon-Tatum172-30-18034
B. Greene Jr.131-60-01012
J. Granger20-00-00000
Totals 22-6328-4142101778
 34.9%68.3% 
ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Louisville12-625-97
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Duke11-728-96
Virginia11-723-1118
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky16-232-64
Florida14-427-910
Arkansas12-626-1028
S. Carolina12-626-1143
Ole Miss10-822-1477
Alabama10-819-1578
Vanderbilt10-819-1638
Georgia9-919-1552
Texas A&M8-1016-1593
Tennessee8-1016-1682
Auburn7-1118-14113
Miss. State6-1216-16149
LSU2-1610-21194
Missouri2-168-24255
 
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