Coming off a tough loss against Arkansas, Auburn women’s basketball couldn’t find the winning column as they lost vs. Florida 83-63 Thursday night at Auburn Arena.
The first quarter featured both teams trading baskets early on, but the Gators found their shooting stroke and shot an impressive 66 percent from the floor, including 80 percent from the three-point line.
Auburn found more consistency in the second quarter by shooting 61.5 percent, including 43 percent from three-point range. The Tigers were able to cut into the Florida lead with their improved shooting, but the Gators made their last four shots of the quarter to keep a double-digit lead at halftime.
Florida came out of the half on fire, as they made their first six shots, including three from behind the arc. Auburn quickly fell into a deficit that reached over twenty points early in the third quarter. Once again, the Tigers were able to cut into the Gator lead, but Florida made timely shots, mainly in the paint, to maintain a healthy lead after three quarters.
The fourth quarter was steady for both teams, as Auburn wasn’t able to cut anymore into the Florida lead. There was nothing the Tigers could do to stop the Gator offense, as they shot 61.5 percent overall and 58.8 percent from three-point range.
Brooke Moore led Auburn in scoring with 14 points, and Unique Thompson recorded another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Florida had five players in double figures, led by Lavender Briggs’ 19 points.
Next up for Auburn (6-8, 0-3 in SEC) is an Iron Bowl matchup against Alabama Sunday. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game can be seen on SEC Network Plus.