Nov. 18, 2005
Final Stats |
-- Auburn's starting lineup consisted of guards Nitasha Brown, DeWanna Bonner and Sherell Hobbs, forward Alexis Ogubie and center Marita Payne.
-- This was the first-ever meeting between Auburn and Texas-Pan American... Auburn now leads the series 1-0.
-- Auburn improved to 27-8 in season openers... It was the Tigers' first win in a season opener since Nov. 22, 2002 when they defeated Troy, 69-38.
-- With the win, Auburn improved its record to 100-3 against non-conference opponents at home since Jan. 5, 1992.
-- The Tigers' 85 points were the most since scoring 87 against Grambling State on Dec. 2, 2004.
-- Auburn's 53-point win is its largest since Dec. 29, 2003 when Auburn defeated Alabama A&M by 67 points (95-28).
-- The Tigers improved its all-time record against teams from the state of Texas to 16-1.
-- Auburn opened the game on a 13-0 run before Texas-Pan American scored its first bucket at the 15:49 mark.
-- Senior Nitasha Brown had a career-high five steals... She broke her previous career mark of four in the first half alone by tallying five steals at the break... Her previous career mark was four steals against Rhode Island on Dec. 30, 2004 and UCONN (3/23/04).
-- Brown tied a career high with six assists... She previously had six assists on Feb. 3, 2005 against Arkansas.
-- Freshman KeKe Carrier's 21 points are the most by a freshman since Le'Coe Willingham scored 22 points against Mississippi State on Mar. 3, 2000.
-- Carrier finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double... It is the Tigers' first double-double by a freshman since Alexis Ogubie
had 11 points and 11 rebounds against Kentucky on Feb. 13, 2005.
-- Sophomore Alexis Ogubie scored a career-high 13 points and finished 4-7 from the field and 5-6 from the charity stripe.
-- Sophomore Aileen Rossouw tied her career high with three assists.
-- Auburn's 43 points at intermission tied its team high from last year against Rhode Island (12/30/04)... The Tigers led 43-16 at the half in that game.
-- The Tigers' 29-point lead at the half (43-14) was their largest since leading Stetson by 39 points at the break (55-16) on Nov. 12, 2003.
-- Auburn's largest lead in the game was 54 at the 1:27 mark of the second half.