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Auburn ekes out 69-68 2OT win over Ole Miss

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Frankie Sullivan scored 19 points and grabbed a key rebound, helping Auburn survive for a 69-68, double-overtime victory over Mississippi on Saturday.

The Tigers (11-6, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) lost a 12-point lead in the second half and didn't manage a basket in the second extra period but managed to snap a 3-game losing streak.

The 6-foot-1 Sullivan, who didn't score in the first half, won the battle for a rebound after Kenny Gabriel blocked Jarvis Summers' off-balance shot in the final seconds. He missed both free throws but with 1-tenth of a second to play, the Rebels (10-7, 1-2) had no time to get a shot off.

Neither team made a field goal in the second overtime until Reginald Buckner's dunk off a pass from Summers brought the Rebels within a point with 34 seconds left.

That was it for the scoring. The teams combined for 7 points in overtime No. 2.

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