AUBURN, Ala.- Auburn Women's Hoops returned to Auburn Arena to face the twenty fifth ranked Texas A&M Aggies. After an incredible comeback against Vanderbilt, the Tigers looked to win their second straight SEC win.
Auburn got off to a great start against fellow conference foe Texas A&M, pushing out to a 30-22 lead at halftime. But, behind sophomore Chennedy Carter and her 28 points, the Aggies were able to storm back and take control of the game with an 11-point lead in the fourth-quarter.
The Tigers would not back down, clawing their way back into the game and would eventually tie up the score at 67 with one minute to go. Chennedy Carter scored the final basket of the game to break the tie and put up the Aggies 69-67 with four seconds left and that proved to be the game-winner.
Rebounding was a key factor in this game and ultimately contributed to Texas A&M winning the game, out rebounding Auburn 39-30. More offensive rebounds means more second chances and the Aggies made the most of it, putting up 13 second chance points compared to Auburn's nine.
The Tigers' best player of the night was Janiah McKay who had 17 points, three assists and two steals. Three other Tigers were in double figures scoring the ball as Daisa Alexander added 12, Robyn Benton scored 11 and Crystal Primm finished with 10 points.
Texas A&M's Chennedy Carter led all players in scoring with 28 followed by her teammate Kayla Wells who scored 19 points.
Auburn plays its second straight ranked opponent Sunday when the Tigers travel to Columbia, Missouri, to face-off against No. 25 Missouri. Tip-ff is at 2 p.m. CT at Mizzou Arena.