ATLANTA (AP) - Shan Foster played like the Southeastern Conference player of the year. A.J. Ogilvy was even better.
Ogilvy scored a career-best 27 points and Foster added 26 after being named the top player on the coaches' All-SEC team earlier in the week, leading No. 18 Vanderbilt past Auburn 93-82 in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday.
The Commodores (26-6) shot 67 percent (33 of 49) from the field, falling just short of the tournament record. They advanced to face Arkansas in the quarterfinals Friday.
Auburn (14-16) will miss out on a postseason berth for the fifth year in a row.
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