Auburn, AL (EETV)- The Auburn Tigers started off slow in a 95-79 victory over Oklahoma on Sunday night, being down by eight in the first quarter, but outscored Oklahoma 27-6 in the second quarter. The Tigers held the Sooners to just 2-of-11 from the field in the second quarter and took a 44-30 lead into the half.
Auburn got out to a 52-30 lead, but Oklahoma came storming back with a 19-2 run to cut the deficit to five points. The Tigers did not feel threatened, however, getting the lead back to 10 by the end of the third quarter.
Finally in the fourth quarter, Auburn was on fire from the field shooting 64.7 percent in the final 10 minutes to put the game out of reach. Auburn made a school record 13 three pointers in the SEC/BIG 12 Challenge with Emari Jones and Robyn Benton each hitting four of their own.
Unique Thompson's efforts cannot go unnoticed as she finished the game with a double-double, 14 points and 17 rebounds. No one could keep her off the boards and that was a major factor in the win.
Auburn hits the road again this week, traveling to Philadelphia to face St. Joseph's this Thursday night. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. at Michael J. Hagan Arena.