Coates leads No. 2 South Carolina past Auburn, 74-58

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Alaina Coates scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds to lead No. 2 South Carolina to a 74-58 win over Auburn on Thursday night.

The Gamecocks (18-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) weathered an early shooting drought and wound up with a lopsided win after surviving a 59-58 scare against Texas A&M.

The Tigers (12-7, 2-4) struggled after briefly taking a five-point lead in the first half with a 12-0 run.

Coates made 8 of 10 shots for her ninth double-double in points and rebounds before heading to the bench midway through the fourth quarter.

Tiffany Mitchell added 13 points and five assists, Tina Roy scored 12 and A'ja Wilson 11. Wilson didn't need to match her huge game against the Aggies when she had 26 points, eight rebounds and eight blocked shots.

Katie Frerking led Auburn with 17 points.