- Associated Press - Sunday, January 7, 2018

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Khaalia Hillsman scored a career-high 31 points and Chennedy Carter added 22, combining for 19 points in the fourth quarter, and No. 19 Texas A&M; turned back Auburn 82-73 on Sunday.

Danni Williams had 16 points for the Aggies (13-4, 3-0 Southeastern Conference), who handed the Tigers (10-5, 1-2) their first home loss of the 2017-18 athletic year in women’s and men’s basketball and football combined.

Carter and Williams scored the first two baskets of the fourth quarter to pu t Texas A&M; up 60-53. After Janiah McKay made two free throws for Auburn, Hillman’s 3-point play started a 9-0 run for a 69-55 lead with less than five minutes to play. That run was immediately erased as McKay’s 3-point play started and her layup ended nine straight points by Auburn.

In the last three minutes, A&M; was 4-of-5 shooting while Auburn went 1 of 6.

Hillman was 10 of 11 from the field, 11 of 14 from the foul line and had 10 rebounds. She moved her into second on the Aggies’ career list with 19 double-doubles, three behind teammate Anriel Howard, who had nine points and nine rebounds.

McKay was 11 of 11 from the foul line and had 25 points for Auburn, which set a school record by making 16 of 16 free throws. Unique Thompson added 22 points.

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