Matthew Mitchell has a really simple job for the rest of the season. Just don't lose. Or at least that's what he seems to think. The UK Hoops squad continued their Sherman-esque march through the SEC tonight by scalding the Lady Tigers from Auburn. The Hoops squad is now 8-0 in SEC play after defeating Auburn by a score of 66-48 in Auburn, playing a combination of efficient offense and their trademark stingy defense. Led by A'dia Mathies again, as her 20 pts over 27 minutes were more than the Tigers could handle. Auburn dropped to 2-6 in SEC play. Mathies was coming off of a game against Florida where she only scored 3 pts, and was looking to get back into a groove, which Auburn was none too happy to allow.
Mathies stated afterward, " I need to be more aggresive, they would rather have me shooting and creating plays than anyone else." " I tried to get more people involved" Mathies had three assists to go along with her 20 pts.
The Hoops squad got out early and never let up, forcing 30 T.O.'s on Auburn, which led to 38 points. Maegan Conwright added 10 pts as well, as she and Samarie Walker helped pile on a total of 16 pts between them.The ladies had 13 steals, shot 6-3pt baskets, and grabbed 34 rebounds.
The UK Hoops squad's defense is becoming not just stingy, but downright devastating. Those 30 T.O.'s are the most ever forced by a UK Hoops squad against Auburn in history.
Blanche Alverson scored 15 for Auburn, and Morgan Jennings added 10 more.Overall, Auburn was simply outrun and outgunned.
Coach Matthew Mitchell stated, "A great performance by our team tonight, that's what good teams do, go on the road and win." " I told 'em before the game, because we're confident does not mean we will win, but if we play confident we will win this game" "This group has worked really hard, and they need to understand that if they do that, it will work for them."
Bernisha Pinkett and Conwright together added a total of 18 points. Samarie Walker had 15 rebounds and 2 steals to go along with her 6 pts.
The Hoops squad takes on Alabama to start the second half of their SEC schedule at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday Jan 29th at 2 pm. TV Coverage provided by Comcast Sports South. We will have a live blog here at ASOB.