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.