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Auburn losing streak extended after falling to Vanderbilt 62-55

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Auburn suffered its seventh loss in a row Saturday night after losing to Vanderbilt at Auburn Arena. Tony Barbee's Tigers now have 20 losses on the year, marking the second 20-loss season in Barbee's three seasons on the Plains. Auburn suffered its seventh loss in a row Saturday night after losing to Vanderbilt at Auburn Arena. Tony Barbee's Tigers now have 20 losses on the year, marking the second 20-loss season in Barbee's three seasons on the Plains.
Vanderbilt's Kevin Bright made 4 of 5 3-pointers against Auburn, finishing with 14 points in the win. Vanderbilt's Kevin Bright made 4 of 5 3-pointers against Auburn, finishing with 14 points in the win.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Kedren Johnson scored 16 points and Kevin Bright had 14 to lead Vanderbilt to a 62-55 victory over Auburn on Saturday night.

The Commodores (13-15, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) recovered after the Tigers (9-20, 3-13) whittled a 14-point lead down to four several times in the second half.

Johnson had eight assists and five rebounds for Vanderbilt, which has won four of its last five games. Johnson hit four straight free throws and Josh Henderson and Dai-Jon Parker each made a pair in the final 50 seconds. Henderson scored 11 points.

Bright, who hit the game-winner with .8 seconds left against Georgia on Wednesday night, made 4 of 5 3-pointers and had eight rebounds.

Chris Denson led Auburn with 16 points off the bench.

It's the third 20-loss season in Auburn history and the second in Tony Barbee's three seasons. The Tigers have lost 13 of their last 14 games.

Jordan Price hit two free throws with 52 seconds left to bring Auburn to within 54-49 after Vandy managed just one point on a string of four possessions against the full-court press.

Johnson then hit two free throws after a quick foul, but the Tigers stayed alive with Allen Payne's follow shot after two offensive rebounds. Johnson and his teammates then iced it at the line.

The Commodores shot 7 of 27 (26 percent) in the first half before heating up. They were 13 of 29 (45 percent) in the second half.

Auburn struggled from the floor, hitting 16 of 49 (33 percent).

Team Stat Comparison

 
VAN
AUB
Points 62 55
FG Made-Attempted 16-49 (.327) 20-56 (.357)
3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 3-18 (.167)
FT Made-Attempted 20-31 (.645) 12-19 (.632)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 7

Southeastern Conference Standings

TEAMCONF W-LTOTAL W-L
#6 Florida 13-3 23-5
Alabama 11-5 19-10
Kentucky 11-5 20-9
Ole Miss 10-6 21-8
Missouri 10-6 21-8
Arkansas 9-7 18-11
Tennessee 9-7 17-11
Georgia 8-8 14-15
LSU 8-8 17-10
Vanderbilt 7-9 13-15
Texas A&M 7-9 17-12
Auburn 3-13 9-20
Mississippi State 3-13 8-20
South Carolina 3-13 13-16
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