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Auburn vs. Ole Miss Notes

Jan. 15, 2006

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Postgame Notes

- 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 eighth time this season Auburn has used this lineup... Auburn has used this lineup in eight of the last nine games... Payne has started 45 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 13 games dating back to the Nov. 26 George Mason game... Rossouw's start is her seventh of the season and of her career.

- This is the 42nd all-time meeting between the two schools... Auburn leads the series 24-18... Auburn had won three in a row over Ole Miss... The Tigers' last loss to Ole Miss was Jan. 31, 2002 when the Tigers lost 63-53 at Auburn. The Tigers had also won five of their last six and nine of their last 11 meetings with the Lady Rebels.

- DeWanna Bonner recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds... She is the first Tiger to record a double-double since Nitasha Brown had 13 points and 11 assists on Dec. 20 at Furman.

- Bonner reached double figures for the 12th time this season with 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

- Bonner also set a career high with 11 rebounds... Her previous high was nine on Nov. 20 at Kent State.

- Auburn trailed by as many as 15 in the first half... A free throw by KeKe Carrier tied the game at 27 at the 16:15 remaining in the game... A jumper by Carrier with 14:26 to play gave the Tigers their first lead (29-27) since leading 2-0 at the 19:30 mark of the first half.



- Nitasha Brown finished with seven points, snapping her streak of nine straight games in double figures... The streak dates back to an 18-point outing on Dec. 4 at Chattanooga.

- Alexis Ogubie scored 10 points, while collecting four rebounds... It was the fourth time this season Ogubie has scored in double figures and the first since scoring 10 against Western Carolina on Dec. 7, 2005.

- Marita Payne reached double figures for the ninth time this season... Her 10 points are her most since scoring 17 on Dec. 20 at Furman.

- Auburn is now 4-3 at home this year.

- Auburn's 20 points in the first half were the fewest the Tigers have scored this year, topping the 22 points scored a Arkansas (Jan. 12, 2005).

- The Tigers scored just four points in the first 14 minutes of the game... Beginning with Alexis Ogubie's jumper at the 6:00 minute mark, the Tigers scored 16 points to finish the half trailing 25-20.

- After Nitasha Brown's bucket at the 19:30 mark, the Tigers did not score another point until Marita Payne hit a jumper with 12:21 to play in the half... Auburn was shooting just 9.5 percent with 6:43 remaining in the half.

- Ole Miss opened a 12-2 lead at the 14:12 mark of the first half... After trailing by as many as 15 with 6:21 to play, Auburn narrowed the margin to as few as three points (23-20) with 19 seconds to play in the half.

- Chantelle Blakely had her first field goal of the season when she intercepted a pass and took it the distance for a layup with 2:07 to play in the half.

- Auburn is now 0-4 in the month of January. In two years, Fortner has an overall record of 25-21. Her SEC mark is now 6-12.

- Marita Payne had eight rebounds... For her career, Payne ranks 18th in Auburn history with 561 rebounds... Conswella Sparrow (1997-2000) ranks 17th in school history with 572 rebounds.

- Payne blocked a season-high nine shots... Her previous high was seven at Alabama on Jan. 8, 2006... This is the most blocks she has had since she had 10 at Georgia on Jan. 16, 2005... She now has 333 blocks in her career... She is just the fourth player in SEC history with at least 300 blocks... Florida's Vanessa Hayden is third all-time with 357 blocks... Payne extended her consecutive games streak with at least one block to 48.

- Auburn is now 0-6 when scoring fewer than 60 points...This is the third fewest points the Tigers have scored this season... Auburn scored 37 against Duke and 38 against LSU.

- Auburn trailed 25-20 at the half... The Tigers are now 0-6 when trailing at the half this season.

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