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Bonner Leads Auburn Past UT

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - DeWanna Bonner scored 26 points,
and No. 6 Auburn went on a 21-4 run at the start of the second half
to rout No. 19 Tennessee 78-58 on Saturday night in the semifinals
of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Whitney Boddie added 19 points for the Tigers, who advanced to the championship game for the first time since winning the title in 1997. Auburn (29-2) trailed by five at halftime before Bonner and Boddie turned a close game into a blowout.

Angie Bjorklund scored 17 points for Tennessee, but couldn't prevent the most lopsided loss for the Lady Vols (22-10) in an SEC tournament game. Alabama beat Tennessee 85-66 in 1984.

Auburn will face either No. 22 Vanderbilt or LSU in the championship game Sunday night.


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