The Auburn Women's basketball team fell short to Kentucky on Thursday night by a final score of 78-68. Despite the 10 point loss, the Tigers and Wildcats were nearly identical in every way shape and form.
The only exception to this; however, was 3-point shooting. Kentucky shot an incredible 75 percent from the 3-point line in the first half. This put Auburn at a 14-point deficit going into the half.
"I can never fault my team's effort," Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. "But if defend the 3-point line tonight, we definitely give ourselves a much better opportunity to win this basketball game."
Auburn adjusted to their first half mistakes by only allowing Kentucky two of eight 3-point attempts. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the deficit was already to great.
The Tigers won the battle of rebounds, steals, points off of turnovers and points in the paint, thanks to an exceptional performance by forward Unique Thompson. A loss like this is frustrating for this Auburn team, but does no put them out of contention for a tournament birth. Auburn showed the ability to adjust their mistakes. If they continue to do so, they could be a dangerous team late in this season.