Back on the road to face in-state rival Alabama, the Tigers failed to overcome another slow first quarter, losing 67-55. Auburn has now lost seven straight games and is 0-6 in SEC play and 5-9 on the season.
The game started with an 11-0 run for the Crimson Tide, and despite battling back to within two points in the second quarter, Alabama wouldn’t let the Tigers get that close again, shooting 41.2% from the field in the second half.
Redshirt sophomore Honesty Scott-Grayson was a bright spot for Auburn on Sunday, finishing the game with 17 points, and was 7-for-8 on free throws. Those eight free throws were the only shots at the stripe for the Tigers, as their attempt to stretch the floor backfired as they shot only 21% from behind the 3-point line.
"Our defensive stops were giving us an opportunity to score in transition," said Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. "But we had to be able to score today, and we missed a lot of open shots."
Unique Thompson picked up her 10th straight double-double. She played 29 minutes in the game and finished 5-of-10 from the field. She aided in Auburn outrebounding the Tide 38-33.
Sophomore Alaina Rice matched her season-high with nine points, while Romy Levi and Jala Jordan scored eight each.
The Crimson Tide were led by guard Jordan Lewis and forward Ariyah Copeland with 19 points each. Alabama substituted sparingly throughout the game, as the bench totaled only 15 combined minutes and scored no points throughout the game.
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The Tigers' next game is scheduled for Thursday, January 28th, where they host No. 8 Texas A&M. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. CST.
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