Auburn ran Alabama out of Auburn Arena by the middle of the second quarter. The tenacious Auburn defense prevented the Alabama offense from getting anything going. It was 38-12 at halftime and did not get better for Alabama as Auburn went on to win 77-38.
The first half was all Auburn as they shot 43 percent and Alabama only shot 15 percent. Auburn forced Alabama into 11 turnovers while only committing five themselves. Auburn was able to convert off the turnovers scoring 11 points off turnovers.
Daisa Alexander led the way for Auburn in the first half scoring 12 points including two three-pointers and making all four free throws. Janiah McKay had four assists in the first half.
The third quarter was more of the same as Auburn extended their lead to 33 points. Auburn continued the tough defense by forcing seven turnovers and scoring nine points off those turnovers.
Janiah McKay was the leading scorer in the third quarter making two big three-pointers.
Auburn extended the lead even more in the fourth quarter to 39 points. The 39-point margin of victory was the largest in the series since Auburn defeated Alabama by 41 in 2012.
Daisa Alexander finished the game as the leading scorer with 22 points. Janiah McKay, Robyn Benton and Brooke Moore also finished with double figures with 11 points apiece. McKay also added six assists to her stat line.
This victory gives Auburn an 18-7 overall record and puts them over .500 in SEC play. They are currently projected as a nine seed, but one of the last four in. They also have an RPI ranking of 57 which could improve after the dominating victory.
Auburn will next face Missouri on February 24 at 2 PM for Senior Day.