With a tough schedule to close out their regular season on the horizon, Vanderbilt needs a win at Auburn on Saturday.
The Commodores will face their last sub-.500 (in conference play) opponent this weekend when they travel to Alabama and face the 4-9 Tigers on their home court. After that, things get tricky. The 'Dores get #2 Florida, a trip to Tennessee, and contests against LSU and Ole Miss to close out their regular season. That'll make Saturday's matchup a virtual must-win for a team that already punted an easy matchup when they lost to a 1-9 South Carolina team a week ago.
Auburn should be a tougher matchup than the Gamecocks were thanks to a pair of dynamic scorers in the backcourt. KT Harrell and Chris Denson have combined to average nearly 40 points per game this season. They'll look to key an upset victory that would get the Tigers over .500 for the first time since late January.
Can Vanderbilt pick up a key road victory with the postseason looming? They can if they follow Northwestern State's lead. Let's take a closer look at out the Demons ran Auburn off their home court back in November.