Auburn Women's Basketball vs. No. 15/8 Texas A&M Post-Game Notes

Nov. 22, 2009

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  • Sunday's game featured Auburn coach Nell Fortner against Texas A&M's Gary Blair; Fortner got her start as a collegiate coach under Blair at Stephen F. Austin from 1986-90
  • Auburn Starters: KeKe Carrier (C), Jordan Greenleaf (F), Alli Smalley (G), Morgan Toles (G) and Nicolle Thomas (G)
  • Texas A&M Starters: Damitria Buchanan (F), Sydney Colson (G), Adaora Elonu (F), Tanisha Smith (G) and Tyra White (G)
  • Attendance at Sunday's game was 2,056
  • Alli Smalley led Auburn in scoring with 18 points, KeKe Carrier led in rebounding with eight
  • Smalley has led Auburn in scoring in all four games this season
  • Danielle Adams led Texas A&M with 22 points off the bench and five rebounds, Tanisha Smith had 14 points, five rebounds and six steals; Kelsey Assarian also had five rebounds
  • Texas A&M forced 23 Auburn turnovers, collecting 15 steals - it was the most turnovers for Auburn since it committed 28 against Coppin State on Dec. 21, 2008
  • The loss broke a 15-game home winning streak for Auburn with the last loss coming Feb. 28, 2008 in a 73-56 decision to Vanderbilt
  • The loss was the first non-conference home loss since the Tigers fell to George Washington, 68-66, on Jan. 3, 2008
  • Texas A&M won the opening tip
  • The Auburn women's basketball team now has a 767-330 record since 1971
  • Texas A&M leads the series, 2-0
  • Auburn has an 8-5 record all-time against current members of the Big 12 Conference
  • Auburn is 88-147 all-time against teams ranked in the AP Top-25, 50-47 at home and 2-13 against teams ranked 15th in the nation
  • The Tigers are 4-2 all-time when playing on Nov. 22 and 96-18 in the month of November
  • AU is now 122-6 against non-conference teams at home since a 77-70 loss to Virginia on Jan. 5, 1992
  • Nell Fortner has a 62-17 ledger in non-conference games at Auburn
  • Auburn trailed Texas A&M at halftime, 36-26, it marked the first time for the Tigers to trail at the half since Feb. 22, 2009 when AU trailed Georgia, 29-27
  • Alli Smalley and KeKe Carrier led Auburn at the half with seven points each; Carrier also had six rebounds
  • Adaora Alonu led Texas A&M in the first half with eight points



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