No. 12 Lady Vols breeze past Auburn 79-52
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Diamond DeShields had 25 points, seven assists and six rebounds Sunday as No. 12 Tennessee regained its shooting touch in a 79-52 blowout of Auburn.
Tennessee (11-4, 2-1 SEC) followed up its worst shooting performance of the season with its best of the year. After shooting 29.3 percent (24 of 82) in a 74-66 home loss to Florida, the Lady Volunteers shot 59.6 percent (34 of 57) on Sunday.
Bashaara Graves, who shot 2 of 13 against Florida, was 8 of 9 against Auburn and scored 18 points. Mercedes Russell had a double-double by halftime and finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Tra'Cee Tanner had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Auburn (11-5, 1-2). Brandy Montgomery had 11 points and Janiah McKay added 10.
Tennessee took control of the game by closing the first half on a 17-4 run, extending its lead from 24-22 to 41-26 by the intermission.