The Auburn Tigers (13-9 SEC: 3-7) looked to build off a three-game win-streak against the Arkansas Razorbacks (18-7 SEC: 5-5), a win would have been the first four-game SEC win streak since the 2015-16 season. Instead, the Tigers fell to the Razorbacks 54-51 in a game that saw Auburn come back from a 21-9 deficit.
"We played hard in the second half," Auburn coach Johnnie Harris said. "We closed that gap, we got steals, we caused turnovers, we caused them to rush shots. This is the way we want to play."
Honesty Scott-Grayson was Auburn’s scoring leader with seven of her total 11 points coming in the first half. Scott-Grayson would add three rebounds and two assists to the stat line but would grab her fifth foul, fouling out with four seconds left to go.
"Having a mentality of not quitting," Scott-Grayson said of the Tigers' comeback effort. "Fighting to stay in the game. Having that mentality of trying to stay together and get the job done."
25 of 51 of Auburn’s points would come off the bench led by Romi Levy who along with her nine points contributed five rebounds and one assist, as well as being the only player to be positive double digits in the plus/minus category.
"I thought (Auburn's bench) came in and pressured the ball," Harris said. "They got after it like I wanted to from the beginning and brought us back."
Jakayla Johnson added to the game with nine points six rebounds and two assists, one rebound shy of rebound leader Kaitlyn Duhon. As well as being the Tiger that tied it back up at 51.
Johnson was also the only Tiger to make a three, as the Tigers were as a whole 1-14 from beyond the stripe as they were also 18-56 from the field as a whole. Auburn also had 22 turnovers 14 of which came in the first half.
Leading the way for the Razorbacks was Saylor Poffenbarger who finished with a double-double finishing with 10 points and 10 assists, she would also foul out picking her fifth foul with seven seconds left.
Both teams had foul trouble in this ending with 27 personal fouls a piece.
Arkansas would get a majority of their points in the paint with 20 of their 54 coming in the paint.
Auburn will be looking to rebound against No. 1 South Carolina February 8th inside Neville Arena at 7:00 pm.