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Todd J. Van Emst, Associated Press
Kentucky's Maegan Conwright shoots around Auburn's Tyrese Tanner in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Auburn, Ala.

AUBURN, Ala. — A'dia Mathies scored 20 points and No. 6 Kentucky forced 30 turnovers in a 66-48 victory over Auburn on Thursday night.

The Wildcats (19-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) took control with a 33-10 run that carried over into the second half. Kentucky moved within two wins of matching its best-ever start, 21-2 in the 1982-83 season.

Mathies helped ensure the Tigers (10-11, 2-6) didn't really challenge in the second half. When Auburn scored the first four points to pull within seven, Mathies answered with a jump shot and a 3-pointer.

When Auburn whittled six points off an 18-point deficit, she scored on a 3 and a drive.

Meagan Conwright shot 5 for 6 and had 10 points for the Wildcats.

Samarie Walker had only six points on 1-of-11 shooting for Kentucky, but grabbed 15 rebounds.

Blanche Alverson led Auburn with 15 points while Morgan Jennings had 10.