Auburn def. Kentucky, 81-69
Post No. 1,054
We're live at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coluseum tonight for women's basketball. My camera battery is dead, so today's photo is actually from a game played earlier this season. So it goes.
Auburn wins, 81-69.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:51, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 73-63. Kentucky keeps running the same play on offense and it works. They're lobbing the ball in to Eleia Roddy. Auburn is front guarding her. Nobody is in the back. So the ball sails over that front defender, Roddy catches the pass and it's an easy bucket. Over and over and over.
- THIRD TO @ 7:10, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 68-55. Kentucky was in complete control there for a bit. They built an 11-0 run, cut the home team's lead to eight points. Since then, though, Auburn has scored on five consecutive possessions.
- SECOND TO @ 11:33, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 59-47. The Tigers have made several passing mistakes than have ended possessions. Kentucky is playing with much more conviction on offense now. They're getting second-chance points because of aggressive rebounding. Looks like a different team.
- FIRST TO @ 15:36, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 57-37. Kentucky changed its offensive approach and now is trying to score inside. It's working. They're scoring. The problem remains: UK can't stop Auburn. The Tigers are transitioning the visitors to death.
- HALFTIME NUMBERS
AUB -- 62% (21-of-34)
KEN -- 33% (11-of-33)
AUB -- 33% (1-of-3)
KEN -- 37% (4-of-11)
AUB -- 100% (4-of-4)
KEN -- 50% (1-of-2)
AUB -- 8
KEN -- 0
- From Auburn women's basketball publicist Matt Crouch:
Prior to Thursday's Auburn women's basketball game against Kentucky, Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik spoke to the team in the locker room.
Auburn leads, 47-27. The Tigers' shooting percentage has to be out of sight. It was 70% with three minutes remaining in the half. I'll update when I get the information.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:18
Auburn leads, 41-20. You can see where this is going. The Tigers are on a 27-5 run. Kentucky can't defend anything tonight ... particularly in transition.
- THIRD TO @ 7:40
Auburn leads, 29-17. The Tigers scored on six of the seven possessions since we last spoke. You get the picture. Not sure what to tell you beyond ... Auburn players are open everywhere.
- SECOND TO @ 11:53
Auburn leads, 16-12. The Tigers were sloppy during those first few possessions. Not so much now. Auburn has scored on seven of its last nine possessions. Kentucky looks pretty small to me. Bonner already is going up over their front-court players for rebounds. Gotta be frustrating.
- YOUR AUBURN LINEUP
PG -- Whitney Boddie of Alabama
SG -- Alli Smalley of Alabama
SF -- Sherell Hobbs of Alabama
PF -- DeWanna Bonner of Alabama
C -- Trevesha Jackson of Alabama