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Auburn beats Vanderbilt behind Okoro’s breakout game

Auburn beat Vanderbilt 83-79 Jan. 8 after fighting off a late game comeback.

Despite being an exciting game, Auburn’s Isaac Okoro stole the show as he reached his season high in points and threw in a Sports Center Top 10 play that seemed like it ended the game far before the game was over.

Auburn stayed undefeated, but Okoro’s breakout game seemed just as significant. He finished the night with 23 points while shooting 67 percent from the field, 100 percent from three and 71.4 percent from the free throw line.

Okoro and Samir Doughty weren’t able to shut down Vanderbilt’s duo of Aaron Nesmith and Saben Lee, but Auburn still played great defense at times.