Auburn Women's Basketball Hangs on Against Wofford
It is probably not the style of basketball that Auburn fans have been accustomed to seeing from the Tigers, but the team found a way to pick up the win. A squad that has been known for their defensive prowess in years past beat Wofford 84-82 last night to begin the 2019-2020 campaign. In a game Auburn led by as many as 17 in the 3rd quarter, it took a 4th quarter rally to stave off the Terriers. Wofford scored 34 points in the 4th quarter and took a lead at one point midway through the 4th. Auburn was led by junior Unique Thompson who recorded her 21st career double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Daisa Alexander was called upon to play the point due to injuries and responded with 22 points. Alexander also converted on 9 of 12 free throws, including 7-8 in the 4th to help ice the game. Freshman Annie Hughes, making her first career start, provided a spark of energy for the Tigers with a pivotal 3 point play in the 4th, and finished the game with 10 points and 4 assists. Brooke Moore and Kiyae' White also both started for the first time in their careers and made significant contributions, with Moore scoring 15 and White pulling down a career high 9 rebounds. White and Thompson helped Auburn finish with a 43-32 rebounding edge over the Terriers. This included 17 offensive boards leading to 22 second chance points. While the Tigers did allow 82 points, they were still disruptive on defense forcing 17 turnovers, which included 12 steals. Auburn is back in action on Thursday, November 14 when they host Old Dominion.