Auburn 73, Vanderbilt 67

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Auburn 73, Vanderbilt 67

Bruce Pearl has been harping defense to his young Auburn team. Message received. The Tigers held Vanderbilt to 67 points Tuesday night and made winning plays late to earn a 73-67 victory on the road.
Offensively, it was Jamal Johnson who had the hot hand for Auburn. The junior guard finished with 19 points and was 5 of 8 from beyond the arc. It’s the fourth time this season where Johnson has made five or more 3s in a game, including three in SEC play.
Fellow guard Sharife Cooper matched Johnson with 19 points and scored 18 of his 19 in the second half. The freshman was 10 of 11 from the free throw line and also dished out a team-high seven assists – two of which came on back-to-back possessions early in the second half where he threw lobs to Devan Cambridge and Allen Flanigan for dunks.
Cambridge and Flanigan both finished in double figures as well. Cambridge had 11 points and made a clutch 3 late while Flanigan scored all 10 of his points after halftime and made four consecutive free throws in the final minute to help seal the victory.

from AuburnTigers

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