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Auburn vs. Alabama Notes

Jan. 26, 2006

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Postgame Notes

- Auburn's starting lineup consisted of seniors Marita Payne and Nitasha Brown, and freshmen DeWanna Bonner, Whitney Boddie, and KeKe Carrier... This is the third time this season Auburn has used this lineup and stand 0-2 when using it... Auburn has used this lineup in the past two games...This is the third time this season that Auburn has started three freshmen... Payne has started 47 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 15 games dating back to the Nov. 26 George Mason game...This is Carrier's third start of the season, her last was versus Kentucky on Jan. 19.

- This is the 64th all-time meeting between the two schools... Auburn and Alabama are now tied in the all-time series at 32-32.

- AU led 35-21 at the half, this is the second conference game in which Auburn led the half... The last was at Kentucky when the Tigers led 36-26... Auburn's record when leading at the half is now 11-2 on the season.

- Marita Payne recorded her 11th career double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. It is her third on the season.

- Payne's 12 rebounds for the night put her at 581 career boards and earned her the No. 16 spot in Auburn history for career rebounds. She passes Conswella Sparrow who holds 573 career boards and Linda Godby (581).

- Bonner reached double figures for the 14th time this season with 21 points shooting 5-of-14 from the field and 11-14 from the free-throw line.



- Nitasha Brown had seven points for the night as well as seven assists...she continues to lead the team with 87 assists.

- Auburn is now 5-3 at home this year.

- In the final 6:20 of the first half, Payne made a jumper that catapulted the Tigers into a 16-2 run. After Alabama's Lauren Hill made a jumper with 12 seconds remaining, Bonner made a jumper with one second left to put the Tigers up 35-21.

- Auburn is now 2-4 in the month of January. In two years, Fortner has an overall record of 25-21. Her SEC mark is now 8-12.

- Payne equaled her season high of nine blocked shots tonight...Her previous high was nine vs. Ole Mill on Jan. 15, 2006... This is the most blocks she has had since she had 10 at Georgia on Jan. 16, 2005... She now has 347 blocks in her career and 77 for the season... 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 50.

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