AUBURN, ALA. (EETV)– Three Tigers reaching double figures was not enough for Auburn to find its way past the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The Auburn Tigers (10-6, 0-4 SEC) are still looking for their first conference win after a 88-57 final score at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide (13-4, 2-2 SEC).
“We had a few lineup changes,” Auburn head coach Johnnie Harris said. “We have had AC (Aicha Coulibaly), no we don’t have AC, we’re playing players out of position. I’ve just got to simplify things for them, we have a bunch of young players playing and I have to simplify things for them and make them better.”
Auburn’s leading scorer was Sania Wells who posted 13 points. Kharyssa Richardson and Mar’shaun Bostic followed closely with 11 and 10 points respectively. Bostic also led the Tigers in assists with three. Sydney Shaw led the team in rebounds with five.
Much like their last game against South Carolina, Auburn was able to control the turnover battle. The Tigers only gave the ball away eight times to the Crimson Tide’s 20.
Another similarity this contest had to Auburn’s game against South Carolina was Auburn's failure to get the ball inside. The Tigers only scored 20 points in the paint to Alabama’s 48.
Both teams had a strong showing in the depth department, but Alabama was slightly stronger having 31 bench points to Auburn’s 29.
Brittany Davis led Alabama in scoring with 24 points. Sarah Ashlee Barker led the Crimson Tide in assists with five. Jada Rice led the team in rebounds with 10, Barker followed closely with eight.
Auburn shot 19-55 (34.5%) from the field, 5-16 (31.3%) from three-point range, and 14-21 (66.7%) from the free-throw line.
Auburn will be back in action next Sunday against the LSU Tigers on the road in Baton Rouge, LA. Tip-off is set for 2 P.M. CT.