Vanderbilt-Auburn Notes

This evening Vanderbilt travels to Auburn, Alabama with hopes of picking up an SEC season opening victory. Inside are starting lineups, statistical comparisons, game notes and an Auburn scouting report.

Vanderbilt vs. Auburn

SiteBeard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum (10,500)
Auburn, Ala.
Date/TimeJAN. 6, 2007 • 5:30 P.M. CT
TelevisionFSN/Sun Sports
Radio104.5 FM
Sirius Radio107
General School/ Team Information
.VanderbiltAuburn
Head CoachKevin StallingsJeff Lebo
ConferenceSEC EastSEC West
Record10-410-5
Series RecordVU leads, 75-50
Projected Starters
Vanderbilt

3 - Alex Gordon, G, 5-11, 164, Jr. (8.0 ppg, 3.7 apg)
32 - Shan Foster, G/F, 6-6, 200, Jr. (15.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
4 - Derrick Byars, G/F, 6-7, 230, Sr. (14.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.4 apg)
20 - Dan Cage, G, 6-5, 215, Sr. (10.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
41 - Ross Neltner, F, 6-9, 247, Jr. (11.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg)

Auburn

23 - Quantez Richardson, G, 6-3, 190, So. (8.0 ppg, 5.3 apg, 4.6 rpg)
1 - Frank Tolbert, G, 6-4, 210, Jr. (12.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
2 - Archie Miaway, G, 6-4, 202, Jr. (5.4 ppg, 1.1 rpg)
32 - Korvotney Barber, F, 6-7, 220, So. (13.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg)
24 - Quan Prowell, F, 6-8, 215, Jr. (12.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg)

Stats Comparison
.Vanderbilt Auburn
Scoring Offense79.874.1
Scoring Defense67.667.5
Scoring Margin+12.1+6.6
FG%.470.469
FG% Defense.420.423
3FG%.364.315
3FG% Defense.289.352
Free Throw %.722.576
Rebounding34.937.5
Assists17.418.3
Turnovers12.717.7
Opponent Turnovers17.518.4
Steals8.49.3
Blocks2.65.1

Scouting Auburn

Auburn enters SEC play after suffering a 56-54 setback at Southern Miss on Wednesday. The Tigers had won four of five before the loss.

The Tigers have five players averaging double figures led by Korvotney Barber (13.5 ppg). The SEC's leader in field goal shooting percentage (.651), Barber is one of three players to start every game this season for Lebo. Barber also is a force inside with 50 of his 107 rebounds coming on the offensive end -- second most among SEC players. He also ranks fifth in the league with 38 blocks. Quantez Robertson is a gifted floor leader and defender, currently tied for first in the SEC in assists (5.27 apg) and tied for sixth in steals (2.07).

Auburn was picked to finish fifth in the SEC Western Division by the league's media.


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