Feb. 17, 2013
Box Score |
Feb. 17, 2013
Auburn Arena | Auburn, Ala.
- Auburn def. Alabama, 70-53
- Auburn surpassed its win total from last season with 14.
- Attendance: 3,196
- The 3,196 in attendance was the third-highest home attendance of the season for Auburn
- Auburn Starters: Blanche Alverson, Peyton Davis, Hasina Muhammad, Tra'Cee Tanner and Tyrese Tanner
- Alabama Starters: Alicia Mitcham, Shafontaye MyersMeghan Perkins, Jasmine Robinson and Daisha Simmons
- The start was the first of freshman Tra'Cee Tanner's career
- With sisters Tra'cee and Tyrese Tanner in the lineup, it marked the first time for sisters to start for Auburn since Sherell and Reneisha Hobbs did against Alabama-Birmingham on Nov. 26, 2008
- Sunday's game, broadcast on ESPN2, marked the 20th anniversary of the Auburn women's basketball team's ESPN debut; the Tigers downed Alabama 93-67 on Feb. 17, 1993 in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
- With her 22 points, senior Blanche Alverson moved into 24th all-time at Auburn in career scoring, passing Samantha Williams (1992-96); she now has 1,109 points on her career
- Blanche Alverson scored 20 or more points for the third time this season, fifth time in her career
- With 22 points and 11 rebounds, Blanche Alverson notched her third career double-double, second one this season
- Auburn has now won 16 of its last 20 games against Alabama and leads the all-time series, 43-35, including 26-9 in Auburn.
- The 18 points by Alabama in the first half were an Auburn opponent low in SEC play this season; the previous low was 20 points by Arkansas in the first half of the SEC opener.
- The Tigers are now 11-1 on the season when leading at the half.
- Alverson scored 18 points in the first half today, which are the most points scored by an Auburn player in a half this season.
- Hasina Muhammad scored 15 points, marking the 24th time in 25 games she has scored in double figures this season; she has also reached double figures in 40 of 55 career games.
- Auburn scored 20 points off 18 Alabama turnovers, marking the 13th game this season in which Auburn has scored at least 20 points off an opponent's turnovers.
- Auburn leads the all-time series with Alabama, 43-35, and holds a 16-9 advantage in Auburn
- The Tigers are 195-177 all-time in SEC play
- Auburn is now 9-3 all-time on Feb. 17 and 169-111 in the month of February
- The Tigers are 223-57 all-time vs. teams from the state of Alabama