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Auburn Falls to Alabama 75-48


Auburn's Unique Thompson with a shot in the second half.
AU WBB v Florida  on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Auburn, Ala. 
Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Auburn's Unique Thompson with a shot in the second half. AU WBB v Florida on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics

Auburn Women’s Basketball is still searching for its first SEC win of 2020 after its 75-48 defeat to Alabama. Unique Thompson was dominant once again for the Tigers recording her 13th double-double.

The Tigers were without senior and its second leading scorer Daisa Alexander who was out with an ankle injury.

Auburn opened the game with a six-point lead after the first quarter, but Alabama came back in the second quarter by outscoring the Tigers 19-6. The momentum continued into the third quarter with Alabama extending its lead to 24 and not looking back.

A quick flip of momentum early in the fourth quarter gave Auburn a little spark, but the Tigers were not able to keep up the scoring through the entire quarter. Shooting just 28% from the field compared to Alabama’s 52% was not going to get it done for Auburn.

It was clear that Alexander was missed when the shots did not fall. Auburn actually took 15 more shots than Alabama, but there was too much of a difference in the shooting percentage.

Unique Thompson was the star for Auburn by recording her NCAA-leading 13th double-double. She scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Alabama’s leading scorer and rebounder was Jasmine Walker with 23 points and 10 rebounds. She came into the game averaging 10.8 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game.

The Crimson Tide had four players score in double figures with Walker’s 23 points, Jordan Lewis scoring 16, Cierra Johnson scoring 11 off the bench and Ariyah Copeland scoring 10.

Auburn will return to action next Sunday in Athens against Georgia at 1 p.m. on ESPNU.

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