Auburn came into Memorial Gym on Wednesday night with a 10-3 record. It took about six minutes of work for Vanderbilt to hand the Tigers their fourth loss of the season.
Vanderbilt jumped out to a 21-2 lead with 13:51 left in the first half behind 16 points from Matthew Fisher-Davis, including four three-pointers, and Auburn never came within 13 points after that. Fisher-Davis finished with a career-high 33 points and made a career-high 7 three-pointers.
Vanderbilt’s offense has performed well this season, but this might have been the best performance of the season for the Commodores on the defensive end. Auburn shot a woeful 32 percent from the floor and committed 12 turnovers.
The Commodores improved to 8-6 on the season and 2-0 in the SEC; this marks the first time since 2011-12 that Vanderbilt has started SEC play 2-0. Vanderbilt will be back in action on Saturday as the Commodores head to Tuscaloosa to face the Alabama Crimson Tide; tipoff will be at 6:00 PM CT on ESPNU.