Lady Vols Top Auburn 83-61

Jan 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Lady Volunteers forward/center Bashaara Graves (12) shoots the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The Lady Vols extended their winning streak to four games on Thursday night, beating Auburn 83-61 in Knoxville.  Tennessee beat Auburn for the second time this season, improving to 21-5 overall and 12-1 in the conference.

Meighan Simmons scored a game high 24 points, leading the Lady Vols in scoring for the third game in a row.  All five starters scored in double figures for Tennessee as well.

Tennessee opened the game on a 19-2 run, the game was never in doubt.

Auburn shot well from three point range, the Lady Tigers hit 8 of 17 attempts, but failed to convert on 7 of their 12 free throw attempts. The Lady Vols hit 9 of 20 three point attempts, and converted on all but one of their free throw attempts.

With the loss Auburn falls to 14-12 overall and 3-10 in the SEC.

The Lady Vols have three games remaining on their schedule.  They head next to Fayetteville to take on Arkansas on Sunday. Arkansas is 17-9 overall and 5-8 in the SEC.  They are coming off a loss on Thursday to Georgia 66-34.  This is the only meeting between the two teams this season.

Tennessee and Arkansas will tip off at 2:00 PM EST on Sunday at Bud Walton Arena.  The game will be broadcast on the SEC network.

Topics: Auburn Tigers, Basketball, SEC, Tennessee Volunteers, Womens Basketball

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