Junior Daisha Simmons
made several key second-half shots, but none more important than the last, hitting a layup with three second left on the clock to give women's basketball a 57-55 win over No. 9/8 Kentucky at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday. The victory was the first in Lexington since 2002 and the first win on the road against a top-10 team for the Crimson Tide since it beat eighth-ranked Old Dominion, 79-68, on Dec. 5, 1998.
Alabama (9-10, 2-4 SEC) was led offensively by Simmons, who had a game-high 21 points. Sophomore Nikki Hegstetter
recorded a game-best nine rebounds, while junior Bri Hutchen provided 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Kentucky (15-4, 3-3 SEC) was led by senior Samarie Walker and junior Bria Goss, who combined for 32 points.
For the game, the Tide shot 39.2 percent (20-51), while the Wildcats were 37.9 percent (22-58) from the floor. Alabama also out-rebounded the taller Kentucky squad, 39-37.