Coach Flo's Tigers Lose at Vanderbilt

The Auburn women's basketball struggled on the road in a loss to Vandy.

Nashville, Tenn.--Vanderbilt outscored Auburn by 18 points at the free throw line on the way to a 59-44 SEC women's basketball victory on Thursday night.

Junior guard Tyrese Tanner was the only Tiger to score in double figures with 14 points as her team's record dropped to 15-13 on the season and 4-11 overall.

Vandy improved to 19-9 overall and 9-6 in the conference.

The Commodores hit 23-27 free throws while Auburn was 5-9 at the foul line. Vandy also enjoyed a 40-31 rebounding advantage.

Auburn coach Terri Williams-Flournoy expressed her displeasure with her team's performance. "That was probably the worst we have played all season," she said. "It was awful."

Auburn launched 61 shots, 20 more than the home team. The Tigers made 19 of them for 31.1 percent while Vandy made 39 percent of its shots.

Auburn really struggled on three-pointers, making just 1-14.

Auburn kept the game close until the final minutes, cutting the gap to three points in the second half. However, Vandy hit its free throws down the stretch while Auburn couldn't find its shooting touch.

The Tigers return to action on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Auburn Arena for their Senior Day game.

AUBURN (44)
Tyrese Tanner 6-12 2-3 14; Blanche Alverson 3-15 1-2 7; Muhammad, Hasina 3-12 1-2 7; Najat Ouardad 3-7 0-0 7; Peyton Davis 2-5 1-2 5; Tra'cee Tanner 2-5 0-0 4; Cabriana Capers 0-1 0-0 0; Julie King 0-0 0-0 0; Chadarryl Clay 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 19-61 5-9 44.

VANDERBILT (59)
CLARKE, Tiffany 6-14 10-12 22; LISTER, Jasmine 6-12 5-6 20; FOGGIE, Christina 1-3 1-2 4; BROWN, Elan 1-3 2-2 4; BOWE, Heather 1-6 2-2 4; BATEY, Morgan 1-2 1-1 3; LONG, Rayte'a 0-0 2-2 2; SMITH, Gabby 0-1 0-0 0; JENKINS, Jasmine 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-41 23-27 59.

Auburn 18 26 44
Vanderbilt 27 32 59

3-point goals--Auburn 1-14 (Najat Ouardad 1-2; Blanche Alverson 0-8; Chadarryl Clay 0-3; Tyrese Tanner 0-1), Vanderbilt 4-12 (LISTER, Jasmine 3-9; FOGGIE, Christina 1-2; BROWN, Elan 0-1).
Fouled out--Auburn-None, Vanderbilt-None.
Rebounds--Auburn 31 (Cabriana Capers 7; Blanche Alverson 7), Vanderbilt 40 (CLARKE, Tiffany 14).
Assists--Auburn 7 (Blanche Alverson 3), Vanderbilt 10 (LISTER, Jasmine 3).
Total fouls--Auburn 23, Vanderbilt 15.
Technical fouls--Auburn-None, Vanderbilt-None. Attendance: 4,087


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