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No. 16 Auburn 58, Kentucky 43

March 2, 1996

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) _ Tara Williams scored 19 points to lift No. 16 Auburn past Kentucky 58-43 Friday in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Auburn (20-7) faces No. 13 Alabama on Saturday. Auburn defeated Alabama 75-58 just two weeks ago to split the season series. Kentucky finished the season 8-19.

Laticia Morris and Monique Morehouse rounded out the scoring for Auburn with 14 points and 10 points, respectively. Morris and Morehouse added seven rebounds apiece.

Shaunda Roberts led the Wildcats with 14 points, including four three-pointers. Kim Denkins added 13 points Shawn Manning had 12.

Kentucky made just 28 percent of its field goal attempts.

Auburn led by eight points early in the first half, but Manning sparked a 19-13 run to help Kentucky tie it 24-all at halftime.

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