After pregame warm-ups and player introductions, the team prepares to do battle with Auburn.
Jason Holwerda drives the baseline on Auburn's Nathan Watson in the first half.
Dan Cage recovers a loose ball in the first half. Cage played 16 minutes and was in the game for much of the second half comeback.
DeMarre Carroll handled the ball nicely when called upon.
Alex Gordon (2) looks to feed Julian Terrell (33). Defending is Auburn's Watson.
Head coach Kevin Stallings gives the officials a piece of his mind in the first half.
Julian Terrell defends Auburn's Daniel Hayles. Terrell finished with 8 rebounds and 6 points.
Former Vanderbilt great Jeff Fosnes (1973-76, at left) was honored at halftime by the conference as an "SEC Legend".
Dawid Przybyszewsi (13) and Ted Skuchas (54) sky to defend an underhand lay-up attempt by Auburn's Quinnel Brown.
Mario Moore (right) came alive in the second half and lit up Auburn for 21 points, a team high.
Corey Smith and Przybyszewski go for a rebound.
Mario Moore and Shan Foster represented Vandy in the press room after the 77-73 loss which eliminated the Commodores from the SEC Tournament, and likely cost them any chance of an NCAA bid. Foster, who had scored 19 points (all in the second half), sat quietly and let Moore do most of the talking.
Photos by Bryan Hufalar, except photos 8 & 12 by Brent Wiseman. All photos copyright 2005 for VandyMania.com.