No. 11 Auburn 82, Mercer 41
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ Tasha Hamilton scored 20 points to lead No. 11 Auburn to an 82-41 win over Mercer Friday in the Thanksgiving Classic.
Hamilton hit 7-of-8 from the field, including all three of her 3-point attempts. LeCoe Willingham added 11 points, while Tiffany Krantz scored five points and had nine assists.
The Tigers (3-0) shot 57 percent for the game while holding Mercer (2-1) to 33 percent shooting.
Tracy Henry led Mercer with 16 points, 12 rebounds and six steals.
The Tigers, who forced 25 turnovers, were 8-of-18 on 3-pointers, while Mercer was just 3-of-18.
Auburn advances to play Kent State, which beat Alabama State 83-66 in the opening round of the tournament.