Total Points: 26
Date: November 9, 2012
Final Score: Auburn 61 IPFW 50
At #36, Frankie Sullivan returns to the Tip-Off Countdown. His 26 point game against IPFW, who are now known as Purdue Fort Wayne, led the Tigers to an opening night victory. Sullivan was the go-to guy with Chris Denson missing the first 7 games of this season.
In 35 minutes of game action, Sullivan was 11-20 from the field, 2-7 from 3-point range and 2-3 from the free throw line. Sullivan scored 10 points in the first half on 5 layups but Auburn actually trailed 27-23 at halftime. Sullivan scored the first 7 points of the 2nd half for Auburn. A 3 from Frankie tied the game with 10 minutes left and Auburn would not trail again in the ballgame eventually going ahead and holding on for the win. Auburn outscored the Mastodons by 15 points in the 2nd half.
I couldn’t find the game highlights from this one but did find some highlights from Sullivan’s senior season which includes some plays from this game featured today.
Tomorrow at #35, we will re-visit a game we’ve already talked about once on this countdown.