In a battle to remain in second place in the Southeastern Conference, the Kentucky women's basketball provided some separation from Auburn with a decisive 69-38 win over Auburn on Thursday.
UK's suffocating press forced 28 Auburn turnovers and a balanced attack did the rest. Sophomore forward Brittany Henderson paced the Cats with a career-high 13 points and senior forward Victoria Dunlap posted 10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Kentucky set two records Thursday. The 31-point victory was the largest margin of victory in SEC play in school history and Auburn's 38 points were the fewest the school has surrendered in SEC play in program annals.
The Cats are now riding a seven-game winning streak heading into a huge showdown with SEC leader Tennessee on Monday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Asked how big the game was on a scale of 0 to "armagedon," head coach Matthew Mitchell joked it was the latter.
"This game is big," Mitchell said. "We will get ready for them tomorrow and see what we can do, but it will be a big game for sure."
Head coach Matthew Mitchell
(From left to right) Brittany Henderson, Victoria Dunlp and A'dia Mathies