SEC Tournament Championship: Vanderbilt 61, Auburn 54
March 8, 2009
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VANDERBILT NOTESChampionship Game Attendance: 3,261 Vanderbilt is now 24-8 overall, 13-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores lead the all-time series with the Tigers 21-14, 6-3 in the SEC Tournament. Vanderbilt is now 6-2 all-time in the SEC Tournament Championship game. The Dores have won two of the last three tournament titles. The Commodores are now 40-24 all-time in the SEC Tournament, moving them into sole possession of second place for all-time wins in the event. VU began the game 0-8 from the field over the first 5:06, but was able to hold Auburn to just six points over that stretch. From that point, the Commodores hit five of their next seven from the field as a part of a 13-4 run to take their first lead with 10:06 remaining in the opening period. With her 20 points today, senior forward Christina Wirth moved into 11th on Vanderbilt's all-time scoring list with 1,521 career points. Wirth led Vandy in scoring for the 16th time this season, including all three games in the SEC Tournament. Wirth and junior guard Meredith Marsh each played every minute of the SEC Tournament for Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt becomes the only team to defeat Auburn twice this season. AUBURN NOTES This marks the 10th consecutive season that the top seed in the SEC Tournament has failed to win the title. The last regular-season champ to claim the tourney title was Tennessee in 1999. Auburn is now 29-3 overall, 14-3 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers are now 32-25 all-time in the SEC Tournament, 0-5 against Vanderbilt. Auburn is now 4-2 against ranked teams this season. AU was 0-7 from three-point range tonight, marking the first time this season the Tigers were held without a trey. Senior forward Dewanna Bonner was held to single-digits for just the third time this season. Her nine points on the afternoon marked a season low. Senior guard Whitney Boddie led the Tigers with 14 points, her 20th game this season in double-figures.
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