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Auburn vs. LSU Notes

Jan. 4, 2006

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- Auburn's starting lineup consisted of seniors Marita Payne and Nitasha Brown, sophomore Aileen Rossouw and freshmen DeWanna Bonner and Whitney Boddie... This is the sixth time this season Auburn has used this lineup... Payne has started 42 straight games dating back to the start of the 2004-05 season... Bonner and Brown have started every game this season... Boddie has started the last ten games...

- LSU Senior forward Florence Williams did not play tonight due to suspension. She had previously started all of LSU's 11 games.

- Leading 11-8, LSU used a 15-0 run beginning at the 13:26 mark of the first half to take an 18-point lead (26-8). Auburn never came within 15 points the remainder of the game.

- Auburn trailed at the half for just the third time this season. The 13-point deficit at 40-27 was the largest Auburn has faced going into a second half this season. The Tigers trailed Kent State by 5 points at the half in a 68-64 overtime loss Nov. 20th and Duke by 10 in a 69-37 loss Nov. 27th. Auburn is now 0-3 when trailing at the half.

- Auburn didn't allow LSU a field goal for the final 4:23.

- With the loss, Auburn is now 12-15 in SEC openers dating back to the 1979-1980 season. Under Coach Nell Fortner, Auburn is now 0-2 in SEC openers. The Tigers are now 15-12 in SEC home openers and 0-2 under Fortner.

- The 27-point loss at 65-38 is the largest deficit by which an Auburn team has lost to LSU at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum and the second largest losing margin ever to an LSU team. Auburn lost 89-51, a deficit of 38, at Baton Rouge on Jan. 29th 1983.



- Marita Payne had a season-high five blocks in the game. Her other games with five blocks were Nov. 22 at Buffalo, Dec. 7th vs. Western Carolina and Dec. 20th at Furman. She has recorded a block in every game this season and now has 315 career blocks.
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