Rysheed Jordan poured in a team-high 21 points as Vaux fell on a last-second tip-in to Deerfield Beach (Fla.), 68-67, at the Chick-fil-A Classic in South Carolina.
The senior guard added10 rebounds, seven assists. Sammy Foreman finished with eight points and two rebounds.
Jarvis Jenkins won the game with the tip-in at the buzzer.
Vaux will meet Spring Valley (S.C.) at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.