Chasity Patterson starts Kentucky off with a 3 pointer; Auburn answers with a basket and then free throws to take the lead. Kentucky takes it right back when KeKe McKinney hits a 3, Auburn ties it right up with a layup. Auburn goes ahead again, Kentucky with another three this time by Jasmine Massengill. Auburn scores, but Kentucky answers with free throws, as they go back and forth. Rhyne Howard with a 3 pointer, Tatyana Wyatt follows up with a layup. Kentucky will have a 22-17 lead after one.
Olivia Owens with a jumper to start the second quarter, Kentucky foul sends Auburn to the line, they make both and it’s a 24-19 game. Kentucky gets a layup from Chasity Patterson, Auburn within four, after a three pointer, but Robyn Benton drains one to answer. Auburn with a jumper, Blair Green drains a 3 pointer, Auburn answers right back with one as well, followed by a jumper by Blair Green. Kentucky will go into halftime with a 40-32 lead.