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Auburn women's hoops falls at home to Florida
Jan. 4, 2015

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(9-6, 0-2)
 Jan. 4, 2015
 Florida Gators
 Auburn Tigers

(9-6, 1-1)

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's women's basketball team could not overcome 20 turnovers and a cold-shooting second half in a 63-50 loss to Florida at Auburn Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers (9-6, 0-2 SEC) fell at home for the first time this season, snapping an 11-game winning streak at Auburn Arena. The teams combined for 47 turnovers on the day; Auburn forced the Gators into 27 giveaways but only converted those into 17 points.

“You cannot turn the ball over and win a basketball game," Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. "It was a sloppy game, but the difference is they converted more points off of their turnovers than we did. The only difference was they made their shots and we missed our shots. We got the same shots, they just made theirs and we missed ours. We missed a lot of layups."

After heading into halftime tied 29-29, Florida came out hot and Auburn went cold in the second half. The Gators (9-6, 1-1 SEC) hit 13-of-22 shots (59.1%) in the second half while Auburn was just 9-of-32 (28.1%) from the field. Trailing 44-41 with just over 11 minutes to play, Auburn would score just two points over the next six minutes as Florida built a 15-point lead with five minutes to play. The Tigers would get no closer than 11 the rest of the way.

Auburn shot 33.3 percent for the game while Florida was at 45.1 percent. The Tigers hit just one 3-pointer in 11 attempts while Florida was 8-of-20 from beyond the arc.

Junior forward Tra'Cee Tanner posted her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Tanner was also 6-for-8 at the free-throw line, matching a season-best. Senior Hasina Muhammad led all scorers with 13 points and pulled down four rebounds along with four blocks, two assists and two steals.

Florida had five players in double-figures. Brooke Copeland led with 12 points off the bench, and Carlie Needles and Ronnie Williams scored 11 points each.

Auburn plays its sixth road game in seven contests Thursday, Jan. 8, as the Tigers face No. 11 Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Tip is set for 6 p.m. CT at Memorial Coliseum.



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