Auburn plays well on the road, but this won't be its usual road swing. The Tigers will take on Rutgers in an NCAA tournament second-round game Monday -- on the Scarlet Knights' turf.
DeWanna Bonner led the scoring with 26 points, but point guard Whitney Boddie did everything else to guide Auburn to the second round.
A first-round game many will dismiss as a foregone conclusion means everything to the 15th-seeded Lehigh Mountain Hawks.
So just what sort of personnel would it take to end UConn's perfect run this season? The combination of these five players just might be able to handle the Huskies.
Auburn's road to success this season can be traced not just to DeWanna Bonner but to Nell Fortner's first recruiting class after returning to the college game. And now, those four seniors and their single goal tell the Tigers' tale.
The request was short and simple. But picking the country's top 15 players of the 2008-09 season was not.
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Losing key leaders from last year's squad wasn't easy for Rutgers, and the Scarlet Knights wore it on their sleeve this season. But a newfound mindset brought the team together -- just in time.