Vandy overcame a slow start and held off Auburn for an SEC hoops victory on Saturday night…
Barbee: Looking for Pre-Tournament Confidence
Auburn, Ala.--Two basketball teams going in opposite directions in recent weeks will meet on Saturday at the Auburn Arena as Tony Barbee's Tigers look to end a six-game losing streak as they face the Vanderbilt Commodores. Tipoff time is set for 8 p.m. CST for the SEC rematch. On January 23 in Nashville the Commodores defeated the Tigers 73-61. In that contest the home team hit 24-30 free throws while Auburn was 8-9 at the foul line. Vandy has won three of its last four games, including a 63-62 win over Georgia on Wednesday night. Kevin Bright's shot in the final second was the margin of victory for the Commodores in a game in which they trailed by as many as 17 points. With home games remaining vs. Vandy and Tennessee and the regular season finale on the road at Mississippi State, Barbee said the goal for his team is to build positive momentum for the SEC Tournament and avoid playing on the first day of the five-day event. The bottom four teams in the standings will play the...
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