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AU women pick up first SEC victory

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DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points and KeKe Carrier had her third double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds as the Auburn women's basketball team won at Kentucky 71-57 on Thursday.

The victory gave the Tigers their first Southeastern Conference win of the year.

Auburn (10-8, 1-4 SEC) snapped its four-game losing streak and halted Kentucky's four-game winning streak as the Wildcats slipped to 13-4 and 2-2 in the league.

"That was a big win for us," said Auburn head coach Nell Fortner. "I'm pleased with how we played. We showed great hustle and determination. I thought we saw a little bit of a different team with their hustle and confidence. We've lost the last two by a total of seven points and didn't know how to get over the hump. I think we learned a lot tonight."

Whitney Boddie had 14 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Nitasha Brown added 10 points for Auburn, which won for the eighth straight time against Kentucky.

  • No. 3 LSU 79, Alabama 43: Seimone Augustus scored 20 points, leading LSU to a victory over Alabama.

    Augustus shot 9-for-16 from the field and scored at least 20 points for the 11th time in 16 games this season. Quianna Chaney had 18 points, and Florence Williams matched career highs with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

    Marverly Nettles led the Crimson Tide (8-9, 2-2) with 19 points. She was 8-of-12 from the field, accounting for half of Alabama's field goals made.

  • No. 1 Tennessee 80, No. 19 Vanderbilt 68: Tennessee coach Pat Summitt didn't have to wait long to get her 900th career victory.

    Shanna Zolman led five Lady Vols in double figures with 16 points, and top-ranked Tennessee rallied from its biggest deficit this season in beating Vanderbilt, giving Summitt her 900th win in her first shot at the milestone.

    Tennessee (18-0, 4-0) had never gone through a first half without leading at least once until this game, and the Lady Vols trailed by 14 late in the half.

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