Combine the Vols having 12 fewer turnovers and outshooting the visitors 47.1 to 39.7 percent from the field and Tennessee had no problem in improving its record to 17-6 overall and 8-2 in the SEC.
"Tennessee's press really hurt us," said Auburn coach Nell Fortner. "It really kept us from doing much. They also trapped our point guard a lot and made things difficult."
Auburn fell to 3-8 in the SEC and 11-13 overall.
Two Tennessee players finished with double-doubles. Glory Johnson scored 14 points and pulled in 11 rebounds while Shekinna Strickland contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds. Ariel Massengale added 14 points for the Lady Vols.
Auburn took an early lead, but Alicia Manning scored on a layup to put the Lady Vols up 16-14 with 13:51 left in the first half and UT never trailed the rest of the game.
Auburn hit 4-12 threes, was 11-18 at the foul line and was out-rebounded UT 42-39. Tennessee hit 3-13 threes and 15-23 foul shots.
The Tigers will return to action with a road game at 6 p.m. CST on Thursday at Florida.