Mitchell had six steals for South Carolina (16-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference), which entered the game ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring defense. Alaina Coates scored all 14 of her points in the first half and shot 4-for-5 from the field in the victory.
Auburn (10-6, 1-2) led by as many as 12 points in the first half before a late rally from the Gamecocks.
NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 79, VIRGINIA 72
In Charlottesville, Va., Natalie Achonwa scored a career-high 26 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and Notre Dame (15-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived a late challenge by Virginia (8-8, 1-2).
NO. 3 DUKE 78, BOSTON COLLEGE 57
In Durham, N.C., Richa Jackson scored a season-high 17 points and Haley Peters added 15 to help Duke (16-1, 3-0 ACC) beat Boston College (10-7, 1-2).
VANDERBILT 74, NO. 8 TENNESSEE 63
In Nashville, Tenn., Jasmine Lister scored 22 points and Christina Foggie added 21 as Vanderbilt (14-3, 3-1 SEC) upset Tennessee (13-3, 2-2), giving the Commodores a very rare win over their in-state rival.
NO. 9 KENTUCKY 80, MISSOURI 69
In Lexington, Ky., Bria Goss scored 20 points to lead Kentucky (14-3, 2-2 SEC) to a win over Missouri (13-4, 2-2).
It was the Wildcats’ 700th victory for
NO. 12 LOUISIANA STATE 82, FLORIDA 68
In Baton Rouge, La., Theresa Plaisance scored 19 points and Danielle Ballard got her first double-double of the season as Louisiana State (13-3, 2-1 SEC) handed Florida (13-4, 3-1) its only conference defeat.
NO. 20 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 62, WAKE FOREST 54
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Kody Burke’s 18 points helped lead North Carolina State (15-2, 2-1 ACC) to a victory over Wake Forest (9-7, 0-3).
TEXAS A&M 58, NO. 25 GEORGIA 44
In Athens, Ga., Courtney Walker scored 16 points to lead Texas A&M to its second consecutive win over a ranked team, beating Georgia.
The Aggies (13-4, 3-0 SEC) took an early lead and never lost it, controlling the boards 50-35 and holding the Lady Bulldogs to 16-for-55 shooting (29 percent).
Georgia (12-5, 0-5) has now lost four in a row.