March 2, 2013
Vanderbilt 62, Auburn 55
March 2, 2013
The win makes Vanderbilt 84-51 all-time versus Auburn and 33-29 all-time in games played at Auburn. Head Coach Kevin Stallings is 13-5 all-time versus the Tigers. Stallings is now 274-174 at Vanderbilt and 397-237 overall.
Vanderbilt has now won three consecutive games, its first three-game winning streak of the season.
Vanderbilt made a three-pointer for the 860th game in a row, which ranks second in the nation behind UNLV. VU has made a three in every game since the line's inception in the 1986-87 season.
Vanderbilt held Auburn to 17 first-half points, which ties an opponent season low. The Commodores also held Mississippi State and UTEP to 17 points in the first half.
The Commodores shot only 32.7% from the floor, and made 38.5% of its attempts from three. Vanderbilt made 20-31 free throw attempts for a 64.5%. The 31 free throw attempts is the second-most by Vanderbilt this season.
The Commodores outrebounded Auburn, 39-36. Vanderbilt moves to 9-3 on the season when outrebounding their opponent.
Vanderbilt led 26-17 at the half and the Commodores are now 11-2 when leading at the half this season.
The Commodores were 10-26 from three for the game. It is the eighth time this season Vanderbilt has made 10 or more threes, and the fourth time in the last five games VU has made 10 or more.
Kedren Johnson led the team with 16 points. He was 10-for-15 from the free throw line, tied a career-high with eight assists and had five rebounds.
Kevin Bright tallied 14 points, and made four threes. He led the team with eight rebounds.
The five Commodore starters each played 30 or more minutes.
Josh Henderson added 11 points, his seventh double-figure game of the season. Vanderbilt is 5-2 in those games.
Vanderbilt only connected on 16 made field goals in the game, but had 12 assists. The field goal total tied a season-low in a Commodore win (at South Carolina).