Meighan Simmons loves her some Auburn.
The feeling’s not mutual.
Not after Tennessee’s senior guard torched the Tigers for 26 points in a 93-63 SEC women’s basketball victory Thursday night before a crowd of 10,111 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Simmons came into the game averaging 18.2 points in five previous games against Auburn. She had 19 by halftime in game No. 6.
She also finished with six rebounds and five assists for No. 10 Tennessee (21-5, 10-3 SEC).
Tyrese Tanner led Auburn (14-12, 5-8) with 15 points.
Simmons got a late start on her scoring. She began by dishing a pass to Isabelle Harrison for an early basket.
Simmons picked up a foul at the 14:46 mark and sat for several minutes to avoid further foul trouble.
Upon returning, the senior guard recorded up a turnover, missing Harrison with a transition pass.
Everything changed, however, beginning with a pull-up jumper off the dribble.
It was the first of four straight baskets by Simmons — part of UT’s 16-point scoring run.
Simmons scoring just twice from long range before the break. Her final two baskets came off turnovers, including her lightning-quick steal against Auburn’s Meagan Tucker.