SMS rallied from a 13-point deficit, but came up short and lost to Auburn 78-74 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Jackie Stiles scored 30 points and Carly Deer added 18 for the Lady Bears. Auburn won the game with rebounds and free throws. Auburn racked up 20 offensive rebounds, and hit a school record 26 of 27 free throws to eliminate SMS from the tournament. The Lady Bears finished the year 23-9.