AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Brown and Mustapha Heron alternated taking on the sport for Auburn.
Jared Harper stored feeding them the ball.
Brown scored 25 issues, Heron had 23 and Harper dished out 14 assists to lead the hot-shooting 11th-ranked Tigers to a 93-81 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday evening.
“It’s a feeling type of thing,” Heron stated. “I believe now we have were given a group that everyone can warmth it up. It does not actually subject who it’s.
“Tonight was once simply Bryce and my evening. With Jared having 14 assists, it was once simply that form of evening.”
It was once nearly as though Heron and Brown have been seeking to one-up every different for Auburn (21-2, Nine-1 Southeastern Conference) in the second one part towards the last-place Commodores (Eight-15, 2-Eight). Heron scored 13 immediately Auburn issues, together with 3 Three-pointers. Then Brown promptly crowned that with a 15-point run that still incorporated a trio of 3s, considered one of which he become a four-point play.
He made some other one regardless of being fouled, despite the fact that he ignored the unfastened throw.
“I believe that simply sucks the existence out of defenses,” Heron said. “That’s what we attempted to do on each ends of the ground, simply suck the existence out of them.”
Auburn made a season-high 17 Three-pointers on 26 makes an attempt to snap a 13-game dropping streak towards Vanderbilt.
“That’s as excellent a taking pictures exhibition (as) I have noticed,” Vandy coach Bryce Drew said, “That contains all my years within the NBA, too.”
Harper scored 14 issues for Auburn, making 3 Three-pointers within the first 9 mins. He stated that help overall matched his private absolute best from highschool, and it was once one shy of the college file.
“I assumed Jared Harper was once a laugh to look at in the market,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. “Had nice command over his group. Got the ball to the recent hand.”
Chuma Okeke hit a couple of 3s and had 12 issues.
Jeff Roberson led the Commodores with a career-high 30 issues and made five of Nine from past the arc. Roberson additionally had 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Riley LaChance scored 13.
Auburn raced to a 22-point lead within the first part after making 7 of 11 Three-pointers. The Commodores were given again into it with their very own outdoor taking pictures. Roberson and LaChance punctuated a handy guide a rough 11-Zero run with back-to-back 3s, and Vandy minimize it the entire technique to right down to seven.
Okeke then scooped up a unfastened ball and hit a three with 2 seconds left to present Auburn a 45-35 halftime lead.
Vanderbilt: The Commodores stored preventing again however nonetheless fell to Zero-Nine towards Top 25 groups this season. They have been coming off an 83-81 extra time loss to No. 21 Kentucky.
Auburn: The SEC-leading Tigers are actually two video games forward of No. 18 Tennessee and 3 forward of Florida and Kentucky, which each misplaced. The Tigers have not held sole ownership of first this overdue since profitable the regular-season convention name in 1998-99 and feature received 5 immediately.
Both groups hit greater than part their pictures. Vandy was once 28 of 53 (52.Eight p.c) and made 10 of 19 3s. The Tigers made 32 of 57 pictures (56.1 p.c).
“Obviously your sport plan is, do not allow them to shoot 3s,” Drew said. “But the issue is they are actually, actually speedy and they’ve a actually fast unencumber.”
Vanderbilt hosts Georgia on Wednesday evening and has 3 of the following 4 at house.
Auburn hosts Texas A&M, winless in SEC street video games, on Wednesday evening.
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