"Vanderbilt was very sharp offensively this game," Jeff Lebo, Auburn head coach, remarked. "They made shots; they came in struggling to shoot the ball. Ogilvy had been unhealthy and sick, so he was obviously better and that was a big factor in the game."
Lucas Hargrove hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 70-70 with 3:15 left in the second half for the Tigers (13-8, 2-4). Beal answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Commodores ahead 76-70 with 1:51 remaining.
"I feel like our team came out, played hard and played together," noted Beal.
Hargrove, who finished with 11 points for Auburn, hit another 3 to cut the lead to two points with 1:09 left, but the Tigers would pull no closer.