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Friday, March 5, 2010

Auburn women end season with loss to Kentucky in SEC tournament quarterfinals

The Auburn women's basketball team fell short in the SEC tournament quarterfinals today, losing to second-seeded Kentucky 65-54 in Duluth, Ga.

That leaves the Tigers at 15-16 this season, one win shy of being eligible for the WNIT, which requires teams to have a .500 record or better.

(UPDATE: This just in from beat writer Andrew Gribble of the Opelika-Auburn News, who happens to be in Duluth for the game: Auburn WILL NOT accept an invitation to the new, 16-team Women's Basketball Invitational if it is invited. That officially ends the Tigers' season.)

The Tigers couldn't duplicate their first-round upset of Florida. They committed 20 turnovers, leading to 22 Kentucky points. The Wildcats held a 14-0 advantage on fastbreak points.

After going 8-for-14 from 3-point range against the Gators, Auburn was just 2-for-11 Friday. Morgan Toles led Auburn with 13 points. Alli Smalley, coming off a career-best 29-point effort, finished with 11.

SEC Player of the Year Victoria Dunlap led Kentucky (24-6) with 24 points.

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