Postgame Notes vs. Mississippi State
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March 3, 2013

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Auburn vs. Mississippi State
March 3, 2013
Auburn Arena | Auburn, Ala.
Post-Game Notes

- Auburn def. Mississippi State, 74-65

- Attendance: 2,783

- Auburn finishes the regular season with a 16-13 (5-11 SEC) record; the team's 16 wins are the most for the Tigers in the regular season since the 2008-09 season (27)

- The Tigers will be the No. 11 seed in the SEC Tournament and will play No. 6 seed LSU at 7:30 p.m. CT on Thursday

- Auburn Starters: Blanche Alverson, Cabriana Capers, Peyton Davis, Hasina Muhammad and Tyrese Tanner

- Mississippi State Starters: Martha Alwal, Darriel Gaynor, Kendra Grant, Jerica James and Carnecia Williams

- With her 3-pointer at the 8:48 mark of the first half, Blanche Alverson hit her 200th career 3-pointer, becoming just the second Auburn player and 33rd SEC player ever to hit 200 career 3-pointers; she finished the day with five 3-pointers for 202 on her career

- With her assist to Blanche Alverson at the 1:53 mark of the first half, senior point guard Najat Ouardad got her sixth assist of the game for 237 on her career, moving her 16th all-time at Auburn; she finished the game with 239

- With her 32 points, senior Blanche Alverson is the first Auburn player to score 30 or more points since DeWanna Bonner scored 32 against Ole Miss on March 6, 2009 in the SEC Tournament

- The 32 points also moved Alverson into 22nd all-time at Auburn in career scoring with 1,182 points, passing Ruthie Bolton on the all-time list

- Alverson's 12 made field goals are the most by an Auburn player since DeWanna Bonner made 12 in the same game in 2009

- Alverson tied a career-high with five made 3-point field goals, which she has now done six times.

- Alverson is now in a three-way tie for fifth on Auburn's single-season 3-point field goals made list with 56: Tiffany Krantz also made 56 3-point field goals in 1997-98 while Alverson made 56 last season

- Senior Najat Ouardad picked up five steals, her fifth game this season with five or more steals and Auburn's eighth game to have a player with five or more

- Auburn forced 31 Mississippi State turnovers, marking the ninth time this season for the Tigers to force 25 or more turnovers in a game; Auburn has forced 20 or more turnovers in 18 games this season

- The Tigers scored 31 points off Mississippi State turnovers, the 15th game this season for Auburn to score 20 or more points off an opponent's turnovers

- AU tallied 15 steals, marking the 20th time this season to tally 10 or more steals in a game; the ninth time to tally 15 or more

- The 31 turnovers by Mississippi State are the most for an Auburn opponent since Central Connecticut State tallied 37 on Dec. 22, 2011

- Auburn forced Mississippi State into 31 turnovers while giving up only 25 made field goals by the Bulldogs making today the 16th game in which an Auburn opponent had more turnovers than field goals made

- Auburn leads the all-time series with Mississippi State, 33-16, and holds a 19-4 advantage in Auburn

- The Tigers are 197-179 all-time in SEC play

- Auburn is now 6-6 all-time on March 3 and 83-48 in the month of March

- The Tigers are 64-38 all-time vs. teams from the state of Mississippi