DeWanna Bonner scored 26 points, and Auburn (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) went on a 21-4 run at the start of the second half to rout Tennessee (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) 80-58 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament.
As it turns out, losing to UConn in the regular season might not hurt a team's NCAA profile too much. But landing in the eighth spot in the S-curve -- and in the same regional as the Huskies -- is the thing to be wary of.