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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ Monique Cardenas had 19 points and nine rebounds and Vanessa Hayden added 15 points and 18 rebounds as No. 15 Florida beat No. 17 Auburn 70-61 on Sunday.

Brandi McCain added 11 points for Florida (11-4, 1-1 Southeastern Conference). The Gators, who lost their SEC opener to No. 2 Tennessee on Thursday, shot 44.4 percent and held Auburn to 35.1 percent.

Le'Coe Willingham led Auburn (12-2, 0-1) with 15 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Carol Smith scored 14 points and Tia Miller added 13.

Florida outrebounded the Tigers 48-36.

The Tigers had not played since Dec. 30, when they defeated Texas-San Antonio 73-50 in the consolation game of the Surf-N-Slam Hoop Classic.