In a thrilling women’s basketball game at Neville Arena, Auburn Stuns pulled off a stunning upset, defeating defending national champion No. 7 LSU with a final score of 67-62. The game witnessed the largest crowd ever at Neville Arena, with 7,720 fans in attendance.
Honesty Scott-Grayson was the standout player for Auburn, contributing 21 points to the victory. Head coach Johnnie Harris expressed her pride in the team’s performance, emphasizing their toughness, preparation, and hard work. The energy from the enthusiastic crowd played a significant role in boosting the team’s morale.
In the final moments of the game, with Auburn leading 64-62, Taylen Collins and JaMya Mingo-Young showcased remarkable defensive skills. Mingo-Young’s steal, drawing a foul, and converting both free throws secured Auburn’s victory with a four-point lead.
Mingo-Young, who scored 13 points, demonstrated her defensive prowess with five assists, three rebounds, and two steals. Collins led Auburn in rebounds, securing seven, while Celia Sumbane contributed four steals to the team.
Scott-Grayson’s pivotal contributions opened the fourth quarter with a jumper, giving Auburn a one-point lead. The crowd’s thunderous cheers played a crucial role in motivating the team.
The game saw back-and-forth action, with 17 lead changes, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. McKenna Eddings’ crucial 3-pointer extended Auburn’s lead to 59-55, and Scott-Grayson’s drive and score further solidified their advantage.
The victory marked the end of LSU’s 16-game win streak, highlighting Auburn’s resilience and determination against the defending champions. The triumph, fueled by a supportive home crowd, showcased Auburn’s progress and potential in women’s college basketball.
Auburn’s next challenge is an away game against Vanderbilt on January 18, 2024, at 6:30 PM CT, followed by a return to Neville Arena to host Alabama next Sunday, starting a three-game homestand.