Posted January 19, 2014 on AP on Fox
TEAMS: Auburn Tigers
The Auburn Tigers couldn't get the ball when they needed it most. Tyrese Tanner scored 28 points but the Tigers weren't able to collect a couple of key rebounds in the closing seconds or get a final shot off in Sunday's 73-71 loss to No. 10 Kentucky. ''The opportunity was there,'' Auburn coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said. ''We played hard. Sometimes we just didn't do everything that we needed to do, like rebounding the basketball on the defensive end. ''They got too many offensive possessions. At that point, you've got to box out and get that defensive rebound to even give yourselves a chance.'' Jennifer O'Neill scored 16 points, Samarie Walker had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Kentucky (15-3, 3-2 Southeasern Conference) overcame a 13-point first-half deficit. The Wildcats survived 13-of-29 shooting from the foul line to hold off the Tigers (11-7, 2-2). ''We had to make some big plays to get the victory,&...
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