NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sharife Cooper and Jamal Johnson scored 19 parts apiece and Auburn held off Vanderbilt with a 73-67 make a choice on Tuesday night.
Cooper scored 18 of his 19 in the second half of in 14 minutes and carried out 10 for 11 from the dawdle line altogether.
Devan Cambridge’s 3-pointer with 13: 08 to play gave Auburn a 40-38 lead it never surrendered. Vanderbilt led 25-23 at halftime.
Cambridge carried out with 11 parts and Allen Flanigan 10. Jaylin Williams grabbed 10 rebounds for Auburn.
Dylan Disu scored 18 parts for Vanderbilt and collared 10 rebounds, Jordan Wright scored 14 and Scotty Pippen Jr. 12 sooner than fouling out with 5 minutes left.
The Tigers entered ranked 289th nationally amongst Division I groups in scoring protection, surrendering 76.2 parts per sport. Auburn had allowed no less than 75 parts in six straight games going 2-4 all over that stretch. They’d also given up 75 or more in eight of their last 9 games.
While Auburn (11-10, 5-7 Southeastern Conference) might perhaps maybe additionally fair toughen a tad in scoring protection, they’ve Vanderbilt’s (5-10, 1-8) 11-for-22 shooting effort from the dawdle line to be grateful for.
Auburn faces Kentucky at Lexington on Saturday. The Commodores head to Starkeville to face Mississippi Sing on Saturday.
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