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3.08.2009

Vanderbilt def. Auburn, 61-54


Hey everyone. Let's get it started.

  • FINAL
    Vanderbilt 61, Auburn 54.

  • FOURTH TO @ 2:34, 2nd half
    Vanderbilt leads, 55-50. Auburn has broken through offensively, but they keep losing Vandy shooters on designed three-point plays. It's bizarre. The shooters have half the court to themselves. That's the difference right now.

  • THIRD TO @ 7:08, 2nd half
    Vanderbilt leads, 49-41. It seems like Auburn is making advances to their offensive approach, but Christina Wirth keeps hitting shots. It's a wash right now.

  • SECOND TO @ 11:35, 2nd half
    Vanderbilt leads, 41-33. Auburn still is struggling to score. Fortner now is willing to use 6-foot-7 center KeKe Carrier to counteract Vanderbilt's miniature lineup. I haven't seen Carrier play well in years. Will this be the game she pulls her team from the abyss? Vanderbilt cannot stop her.

  • FIRST TO @ 16:36, 2nd half
    Vanderbilt leads, 34-29. Auburn is deflecting far more passes on defense now. If they can start grabbing rebounds and pushing the pace, they can win this game. That's a big if. I see a different air exuding from Boddie ... she seems prepared to beat somebody down.

  • HALFTIME NUMBERS
    Shooting
    AUB -- 10-24 42%
    VAN -- 12-27 44%

    3 Shooting
    AUB -- 0-2 00%
    VAN -- 5-14 36%

    FT Shooting
    AUB -- 1-2 50%
    VAN -- 2-2 100%

    Rebounding
    AUB -- 12 (2o, 10d)
    VAN -- 16 (4o, 12d)

    DeWanna Bonner: 2-4, 4 points, 3 reb
    Whitney Boddie: 0-5, 0 points, 6 ast, 1 turnover

  • HALFTIME
    Vanderbilt leads, 31-21.

  • FOURTH TO @ 3:01, 1st half
    Vanderbilt leads, 24-20. The Commodores have turned this around on Auburn, pushing the tempo and getting some easy baskets in transition. Auburn, to me, seems impatient on offense. Vanderbilt is good with that zone. You have to be thoughtful about attacking it. I'm not seeing that in general right now.

  • THIRD TO @ 7:11, 1st half
    Auburn leads, 14-13. Vanderbilt's zone is somewhat unique. They like to trap along the perimeter. It's what Jeff Lebo used in that win against Arkansas a few weeks ago. Auburn is having a hard time with that. They badly need fast-break situations to get Vanderbilt's defense unraveled and dissociated.

  • SECOND TO @ 11:36, 1st half
    Auburn leads, 10-8. The Tigers certainly have slowed down. They're now in that jump-shot mode we saw in the first half against Tennessee yesterday. Not much away-from-the-ball motion. Not sure what's going on there. Vanderbilt is sitting in that zone and won't come out of it. This should be Smalley's chance to shine.

  • FIRST TO @ 15:19, 1st half
    Auburn leads, 6-0. Vanderbilt currently is 0-for-8 from the floor. Some of those shots have been open. It's just bad luck. Boddie is playing way too fast. You can tell she's amped up to be on ESPN2. Nell already has yelled at her a few times: "SLOW DOWN."

  • YOUR AUBURN STARTERS
    PG -- Whitney Boddie, 44
    SG -- Alli Smalley, 5
    SF -- Sherell Hobbs, 12
    PF -- DeWanna Bonner, 24
    C -- Trevesha Jackson, 1

158 Comments:

Blogger Andrew said...

uno

6:35 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Let's go Tigers, cap off a great weekend and a great season.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

War Eagle.

Production quality sooooo much better tonight! Thank you ESPN!!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

BONNER BABY!!!!

WAR EAGLE!!!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

good think those shots aren't dropping cuz we're sure not covering

6:43 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE ANOTHER DAY OF...

6:43 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Vandy is getting too many shots. Defensive rebounding is terrible.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Nova - go over there and get me some of that salmon and run it to my house at the half. Thanks!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Vanderbilt is 0-for-8.

That won't last long. These shots aren't bad.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Whoa..Jay called that!

6:46 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Just let me get my jet out of the garage.

6:47 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You're a pal, Nova.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Greg and I are having an entertaining conversation about what they can call it OTHER than "man" on "man" defense.

6:49 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

The salmon gives you a reason to visit again.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Auburn seems out of sorts on offense and I'm not really sure why.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

ESPN announcers just said that Coach said they have no energy and they are just "running time off the clock". If she jumps bad, Jay, take pics!


Nova, YOU are enough reason to visit again. I had a great time.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

GIVE 'EM HELL NELL!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

We need to drive hard to the basket

6:56 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

OK, Jay G. where are ya?? I can't find you again. What are you wearing? :-)

6:57 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I believe AU doesn't match up well which explains the offensive woes. If we can't runand gun, then we struggle.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

don't be trying to push our tempo vandie

6:58 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

At least were playing tougher and more focused than last time. Gotta dig deep for this one ladies. Gotta play D for 30 seconds every time they have it.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I think we're going to be fine in the 2nd half after Coach drops a few pearls of wisdom on their arses.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Why aren't they putting Bonner at the foul line like they did against Ole Miss? It worked really well against that zone d.

7:00 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I thought I read somewhere that Coach Fortner said she was wearing orange until we lost? She has on black tonight. Anyone read that or did I dream it?

7:01 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I wish they would talk about how skinny Bonner is...

7:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Liked to see a little more effort from Jackson on D - well from all of them on D. Are they tired? Not focused?

7:04 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Pearls... Is that the current slang term for what Nell does?

7:04 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I haven't heard that Cincy, but I don't hear much.

7:04 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Where is everyone? Give up Jay G. for Lent?

7:04 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Here we go...

7:05 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

50-ish points combined with 4:00 to go is just what Vandy wanted.

7:06 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

You got it Andrew, just like the Miss State game AU pulled out a week or so ago. Gonna be tough. Gotta get to the line some way, some how.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Vanderbilt's zone is tricky. They kinda trap up top and it takes patience to beat it. Auburn doesn't seem very patient right now.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

As far as Nell's outfit, this is the same one she wore when they clinched the SEC title outright.

7:09 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

No HD? Heck, they show surfing in HD.

7:10 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Here we go...

7:10 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Gettin' ugly...let's go gals!!

7:11 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Their coach reminds me of Paula Dean and I am not a fan. Phooey!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

SIDE NOTE: Vandy's coach needs to give some SERIOUS consideration to changing hair stylists. That's a horrible color job.

7:11 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I think I may try some reverse mojo myself Mon.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Paula Deen is much more attractive than that woman. IMHO

7:13 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hey that's right! I forgot about the reverse mojo. Go for it, EZ.

7:14 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

I was wrong, looks like last game now.

7:14 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Smalley is icy........

7:15 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

We need to have this thing in single digits at half badly! I'm afraid Vandy is not going to throw up all over themselves Tennessee style in the 2nd half.

7:15 PM  
Blogger BigEZ said...

Gonna change locations and see if that works. Talk after the game.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Vanderbilt up 31-21 at half.

7:16 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Give em some focus Nell!

7:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I guess that's a box-and-one Vanderbilt is playing? Bonner has someone on her at all times.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cindy, that was Pat Summit that said that about wearing orange...

What the hell is it about Vanderbilt???? Dangit!!!!

7:27 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Smalley needs to jack it up

7:32 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

"refuse to surrender" Nell Fortner writes on the board at halftime.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Something about what Melanie Balcomb does just befuddled Joe Ciampi and currently befuddles Nell Fortner.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

jhag: was that on TV?

7:33 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Play harder? That was focus?

7:33 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

yessir they showed her halftime speech...20 minutes to score more then they do and so on...telling them to get out on the threes

7:34 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Boddie= money in the bank

7:35 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

they are getting all of the loose balls. we have no sense of urgency on d

7:35 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

number 2 seed :(

7:36 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks, Luv, knew I heard it somewhere

7:38 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

here we go

7:39 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

much better. keep it up ladies

7:39 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Love that Boddie to Bonner

7:39 PM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

Looking much better in the 2nd

7:40 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Boddie wants to take command of this game. The pass she just made there to Bonner on the fast break was filthy.

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know BBall well, but it seems that we only have 1 or 2 players moving around during the half court offense. Wouldn't we need more movement to break the zone?

7:40 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

That transition game is starting to go. They need to keep up this pace.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

ugh. that is at least twice we have played great d for 29 seconds only to have them hit a 3.

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Verizon needs a new commercial. How many times is that now? GOSH

7:48 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Vandy's D has been impressive!

7:49 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

stupid kiki

7:50 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

in transition we are great. otherwise there is no motion in our offense. no screens. no cuts to the basket. nothing.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

great. here come they offensive fouls again.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

the

7:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Vandy is WELL coached, extremely well coached.

7:52 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Well North Iowa made the big dance...

7:53 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Nell now going to KeKe Carrier. This represents a big change ... they're all but conceding the fast break now.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Young-Pee-Jay said...

I wish Vandy wasn't our achilles heel

7:57 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Tournament basketball usually ends up half court, and that's not our deal.

7:58 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

Wirth or Werth or Worth is really good

7:58 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

NEWSFLASH...DON'T LET WERTH GET AN OPEN LOOK.

7:58 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Vandy is playing lights out. Auburn's basket seems to have a lid on it.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

This is a fun game to watch!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

we can't trade baskets anymore. need some stops so we can cut the lead down

8:03 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I had a lot more fun in the game last night against TN!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Can't catch a break ... Can't make the right decision. It's gotta turn soon, or we are toast.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Smalley has not been in it tonight.

8:07 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Horrible possession.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

There are not words to express how much I love Bonner!!!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Thanks for the call, zebra ... Oh, my what a shot.

8:08 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Nice play by Bonner

8:08 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

That was a terrible call against Vandy...nice job Bonner!!

8:09 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

This is AU's chance to pull ahead. Go Ladies!!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Marsh is killin us!

8:10 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Perimiter D is piss poor for the lady tigers.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Bought time SMalley!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

There we go Allie!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

*&^%#$ AGAIN WIDE OPEN

8:12 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Vandy does an outstanding job of getting back on D. AU just cannot run on them.

8:12 PM  
Blogger barkley for governor said...

Not looking good guys...

Let them have too many open looks from behind the arch. This may be what they need to make an NCAA tourney run.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Auburn totally is confused on those perimeter shots. Vanderbilt drives in, Auburn's defense clamps down and the shooter is all by herself outside.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Miss under the basket + loss of posession arrow = bad news

Come on girls!!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger YoungPJ said...

How into it are the Auburn fans?

8:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

4 shots with no basket

8:17 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Game.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

curtains.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

not looking good

8:18 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

That may have done it.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

We've had our chances.

What are we doing? FOUL!

8:18 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Like I said earlier, hope Auburn doesn't have to see Vandy in the NCAA tourney.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Gotta hit one of those four ...

8:18 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Greg think Nell Fortner and Tommy Tuberville are brother/sister.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

gotta steal or foul

8:19 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Plz. don't put us in the UCONN bracket! Surely we will be the top #2 seed.

8:19 PM  
Blogger YoungPJ said...

They can't let 20 seconds run off the clock again!

8:19 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

AU has had some good looks, the shots just have not went down. Credit to Vandy, they had a heck of a plan and executed it to perfection.

8:21 PM  
Blogger §teve For Chizik said...

This ain't looking good at all.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Looks they just got outworked. Great job anyway ladies...we are proud of you.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

oh well. great effort ladies.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

15 in a row...They've got Auburn's number, for sure.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

That was suckalicious.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I love her, and she's done a great job, but, tonight, Nell was the second best coach on the floor.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

I still think they should get Carrier some pads and put her on the field!!!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

2 weeks to get ready for the dance!

We've still got a good run in us!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Amen Mon...suckalicious...still love that word.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Auburn can't deal with Vanderbilt and that's that.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

True. I've now got the hots for Mel...well, not really. maybe. almost. nah. good job, though.

8:26 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

You called it, Jet. Great job by the Vandy coaching staff. Congratulations to the Lady Tigers, hate it this one ended this way.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

You can use it, Brian - royalty free even.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I still haven't been able to find a good explanation of what RPI's are exactly.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

mon..RPI is strength of schedule % + opposition strength of schedule % + the opposition's opposition strengh of schedule percentage...

Everybody flame me for knowing that.

8:33 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

aawww...I hate it for the women. they never did really seem to be in the game.....now i am starting to hate Vandy

8:33 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

NERDS!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Ratings Pecentage Index...basically, an unbiased ratings system.

The basic RPI formula is 1/4*(Winning Percentage) + 1/2*(Opponents' Average Winning Percentage) + 1/4*(Opponents' Opponents' Winning Percentage).


More here.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

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8:35 PM  
Blogger §teve For Chizik said...

So, if Marg will just beat the crap out of Nikki tonight on Big Love, I will be happy.

8:36 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

something about those intramural teams are starting to get to me....what does that Coach have on us/

8:36 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Vandy planned its work and worked its plan, to quote the old management saying.

Auburn didn't manage its fouls, the clock or the ball very well.

Looks like the mental block they have is a 'Dore.

8:36 PM  
Blogger jhag said...

we suck again

8:37 PM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

kind of a rough way to end a great Auburn weekend

8:38 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Andrew = my hero!

8:40 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Thank you for the link, PF!

8:41 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Steve, in a show of support for the women, I waited to view the late airing of Big Love. It was hard to resist the urge to flip at 8:00, but I thought the ladies deserved the support.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

There's never a good loss, but I hope we don't get a No. 1 seed. Better chance for a chip on our shoulders. I doubt we'll get stuck with UConn.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

We've got to focus on getting the menz team into the dance now! That'd make it the best March madness in ages!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

I hope you're right Jet! I don't think a "best of" SEC team could beat the Huskies!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Can't read Steve's posts. Waiting for the 11:00 airing of Big Love.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Jay, are you going to Tampa Thursday?

8:51 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Big Love synopsis ...and I don't watch the show now. But here's a guess ...

Bill(or whatever his name is) sanctimonious
Barb tries to be harmonious
Nikki felonious
Margene hottie-onious.

8:51 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

;-) Depressed

9:01 PM  
Blogger depressedAUfan said...

Sorry, Monica. I always forget to add that at the end of my sentence.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I won't be in Tampa.

I have to make careful choices about what to cover and I conceded the SEC men's tournament.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

PeterF,

Soon enough you'll have the hots for Geno Auriemmo.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Good night, HOTTINAUTS.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

Jet, I do like winners.

9:43 PM  
Blogger §teve For Chizik said...

I watched the 11:00 Big Love too. Come to find out, a simple butt kicking would have been much nicer for Nikki. Dang gum it. Now they just about got me feeling sorry for the girl.

10:56 PM  

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