Tyrese Tanner lifts Auburn past UAB in the WNIT

Tyrese Tanner had a career-high 29 points and added four steals and two blocks to help Auburn beat UAB 80-57 in a WNIT first-round game in Auburn Arena on Wednesday night. (

Tyrese Tanner scored a career high 29 as Auburn beat UAB, 80-57 in the first round of the WNIT.

The former Hoover Buc added four steals and two blocks in the win.

"She was just all over the floor," Auburn coach Terri Williams-Flournoy said of Tanner.

Auburn will play either East Carolina or Western Kentucky in the second round. The Pirates and Hilltoppers play on Thursday in Bowling Green, KY.