Vanderbilt (7-4) at
Auburn (11-2)
7 p.m. (CST)
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum
Auburn, Alabama

Radio 95.5-FM

Projected Starters
Vanderbilt 7-4
No Pos Name   Ht Wt Yr Pts Reb
35 F Matt Freije 6-9 230 Jr 16.8 5.4
2 F Brian Thornton, 6-8 255 So 13.3 6.5
44 G/F Corey Smith 6-5 230 So 9.6 3.3
3 G Jason Holwerda 6-5 210 So. 6.2 2.4
11 G Russell Lakey 6-0 182 Jr 6.5 4.0*
Auburn 11-2
3 F Marquis Daniels 6-6 200 Sr 19.9 7.5
4 F Marco Killingsworth 6-7 235 So 16.2 7.0
34 C Kyle Davis 6-10 235 Jr 8.7 6.9
11 G Derrick Bird 6-4 195 Sr 11.1 3.4
22 G Lewis Monroe 6-5 190 Fr 6.1 3.8*

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Scouting Auburn
Auburn enters the game with a record of 11-2 and winners of five straight after handing North Texas a 90-65 loss Thursday night in Auburn, Ala. The Tigersí two defeats were an 89-70 loss to Western Kentucky at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville and a 72-54 home loss against Western Michigan.

Senior forward Marquis Daniels is the team leader in scoring and rebounding with 19.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Marco Killingsworth is second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 16.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest. Junior center Kyle Davis, who finished first in the SEC and 11th in the nation last season with 3.3 blocks per game, already has 57 blocks in 11 games this season (5.2/game).

Last seasonís 73-67 Vanderbilt home win over Auburn started the Commodoresí best stretch of the conference season in which they won three straight league games. Vanderbiltís Matt Freije scored a career-high 29 points against the Tigers, earning SEC Player of the Week honors.

Three...Dot...Data vs. College of Charleston
This was the first win in four tries for VU this season when trailing at halftime...VU moved its record to 2-0 when wearing gold uniforms... For the first time this season, a guard was the top rebounder for VU as Russell Lakey tied a career-high with eight boards...For the second consecutive game, Scott Hundley led the team in assists...The 24 first-half points were a season-low for VU, while the 46 second-half points tied for the second most this season...Vanderbilt was 19-of-23 on free throws, which is the most for both in the past six games...VUís 82.6 free-throw percentage was the second-best this season (.842 vs. UConn)...VUís three blocks tied a season low...Points in the paint: VU 26, CofC 24...Points off turnovers: VU 24, CofC 14...Second-chance points: VU 9, CofC 12...Fast-break points: VU 8, CofC 10.

Przybyszewski Returns to Scoring Column
In just 13 minutes of action against College of Charleston, David Przybyszewski was 4-of-4 from the field, including a three-pointer, and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to finish with 10 points. It was his highest point total since scoring 14 points Dec. 9 at Indiana. For Przybyszewski, who despite his 7-1 height is a solid three-point shooter, it was just his fourth trey of the season and the first since the Dec. 7 Tulane game.

Przybyszewski has been relatively efficient when he has found his scoring touch this season. He scored 13 points against East Tennessee State on 6-of-7 shooting and also registered a career-high four blocks and grabbed five rebounds. Versus Tulane, Przybyszewski contributed offensively with seven points in just 10 minutes and against Georgia Southern, he scored seven points on 3-of-3 shooting.

Terrell Rewarded for Notre Dame Effort
Freshman Julian Terrell earned his first career start against College of Charleston mainly because of what he was able to accomplish in Vanderbiltís game at No. 6 Notre Dame. At Notre Dame, he posted his first double-double with season highs in points (12) and rebounds (10), while also recording a season-high three blocks in just 20 minutes.

This outburst was unexpected due to the fact that Terrell had averaged just 1.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in the six games leading up to the Notre Dame contest.

Terrell just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds against Georgia Southern and also had seven points and seven boards against Alabama A&M.

Freije Has 1,000-Point Club in Sight
Junior forward Matt Freije is closing in on Vanderbiltís 1,000-Point Club with 949 career points. At his current pace of 16.8 points per game, he will become the 35th player in school history eclipse the 1,000-point barrier in just over three games.

The last Commodore to enter this exclusive club was Sam Howard last season. Howard finished his four-year career 32nd on the list with 1,026 points. Vanderbiltís all-time leading scorer is Phil Cox, who scored 1,725 points from 1981 to 1985.

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