Henry Zimmer | Sports Writer
"That was a battle. We had some great offense… We will be pretty happy to wake up tomorrow in first place (in the SEC)."
Leading the charge, freshman Taylor Rowland and senior Brenna McIlroy tallied double-digit kills, with Rowland putting down a career-best 12 kills and a .524 hitting percentage
"This is a big one, this is a big one for our program, this team.”
Casey Mize struck out nine in his complete game victory, holding Mississippi State to one run on five hits.
On the mound, Makayla Martin dominated the Vols’ bats for seven straight innings. Through six innings, Martin tossed a no-hitter, fanning five batters in the process.
Offensive woes and defensive miscues plagued the No. 9 Auburn Tigers (22-6, 4-4) in a 2-1 loss against No. 24 Missouri (20-7, 4-4) at Plainsman Park.
Draper also managed to steal her 28th and 29th bases to put her within four steals of the NCAA single season record.
Makayla Martin pitched the entire game, throwing her first career no-hitter.
Three Auburn players landed in double figures, with Unique Thompson leading the pack with 12 points, shooting 66 percent.
This win is the 900th win by Auburn women’ basketball as a program, which puts Auburn in the top 20 for all-time NCAA wins in D-1 women’s hoops.