AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - After a historic win over the No. 4 Tennessee Lady Vols on Thursday, the Tigers came up short to Vanderbilt, 81-66, on Sunday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Auburn began the game on a 7-0 run, but quickly got into foul trouble in the first half of action. The Tigers hit a cold spell causing Vanderbilt to take an 11-7 lead. The Commodores continued to gain momentum, hitting 20-of-23 shots over a 17-minute stretch going into halftime with a 25 point lead.

"We played like we practiced," Auburn head coach Johnnie Harris said. "I kind of saw this coming. We don't have the kind of team that can't prepare, we have to prepare for games like this. I didn't think we prepared well. But that's the sign of an inexperienced team."

The Commodores lead grew to as much as 27 points during the third quarter as Auburn continued to struggle with turnovers and rebounding. However the Tigers went on a 20-7 run during the majority of the fourth quarter closing the gap to within 12. Vanderbilt was led by Brinae Alexander with 24 points, and shot a season high 58.3 percent from the field. The Commodores also made 7-of-10 3-point attempts.

The Tigers leading scorer was Aicha Coulibaly with 21 points and four steals, followed by Honesty Scott-Grayson with 14 points. Both Coulibaly and Scott-Grayson finished with five rebounds. Junior Jala Jordan added to the Tigers scoring with 9 points and 3 blocks.

The Auburn Tigers will be back in Auburn Arena Thursday night as they host Mississippi State at 7 p.m. CT.