Auburn was eliminated in the second round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament Saturday by Toledo 67-52.
The Rockets (25-8) led the entire game as Auburn (16-16) couldn’t buy a basket.
“It just wasn’t a good day for us on the defensive end or shooting the ball,” said Head Coach Nell Fortner. “We got some really good looks at the basket, they just didn’t drop.”
Shooting only 31.1 percent from the field, the Tigers struggled to make a three pointer, hitting just 14.3 percent from the 3-point range.
“This is tough …” said Fortner, “But, we will take some positives from this game. It was great to get into the postseason and we got some good experience for our young players.”
Ali finished up her career in eighth place on the list of Auburn career points leaders with 1,611 points.
Although the Tigers season has come to an end; Auburn University plays host to the first and second rounds of the 2011 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship today and Tuesday at the new Auburn Arena.
Auburn has hosted NCAA Tournament games nine times from 1983 to1993 in Beard-Eaves Coliseum. But this will be the first time for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women’s Tournament to be held in the new Arena.
Tickets can be purchased at the Auburn ticket office or at www.AUBTix.com.