The No. 7 Lady Vols extended their hot start to the season Thursday, beating Auburn 70-59 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee's 14-0 start is now tied with the 1993-1994 Lady Vols team for the fourth longest winning streak to open a season. With the win, the Lady Vols improve to 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
The lead changed 16 times in what would be Tennessee's rockiest effort to date. The game came down to the final few minutes, but Tennessee was able to swing the game momentum in its favor in front of 8,663 fans.
The Lady Vols stumbled their way through the first half, turning the ball over 14 times; they would finish the game with 28 total. Six of those turnovers came at the hands of freshman Evina Westbrook. The point guard would redeem herself late in the second quarter, hitting a three-pointer to boost her confidence.
Westbrook finished the game with 18 points, trailing senior Jaime Nared's 19. The freshman ignited Tennessee's offense in the second half with 14 points, including a loud three-pointer to end the game.
The Lady Vols finished the game with 44 rebounds to Auburn's 37, after the Tigers had a two rebound advantage at the half.
The team had a game-high 26 points to carry its effort in the fourth quarter.
Sixth-year head coach Holly Warlick improves to 62-20 in conference play as the Lady Vols' head coach.
Tennessee is set to host Vanderbilt for a noon tipoff on Sunday.