| MBB/WBB Alabama Falls at South Dakota State in WNIT Quarterfinals

bamanc50

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Maybe we’re getting close to the end of the Kristy Curry 9 year fiasco. Our AD missed out on former Bama player and alumnus Joni Taylor. She’s now the head coach at A&M.
 

UA Press Release

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama women's basketball team defeated Houston in the Women's National Invitation Tournament Round of 16, 79-64, Thursday in Coleman Coliseum. The Crimson Tide improved to 20-13 (6-10) on the season, while the Cougars fell to 18-16 (8-9 American) in 2021-22.

UA earned its first 20-win season since 2017-18, which is also the last time the Crimson Tide reached the WNIT Quarterfinals.

Megan Abrams and Brittany Davis paced the Crimson Tide in scoring against the Cougars, recording matching 18-point performances.

Davis scored 10 of her 18 points in the first quarter. She ended the game making six of 15 attempts from the field, including a trio of three-point field goals. The veteran added eight rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes of action. Abrams, who was recognized for reaching 1,000 career points pregame, went 5-of-11 from the field, knocking down a pair of 3-pointers, while she also went 6-of-8 from the line. The senior added a career-high six steals and two assists.

JaMya Mingo-Young rounded out the Crimson Tide's double-digit scorers with 17 points, draining a couple of three-point field goals and nine of her 12 attempts at the stripe.

Despite Alabama jumping out to a 24-12 lead on 66.7 percent shooting in the first quarter, it was a back-and-forth affair through the second quarter as the two teams went into halftime tied up at 40-40. Alabama went on a 22-6 run in the third quarter, helping the Crimson Tide maintain momentum until the end.

Alabama made 22 of its 46 attempts from the field for 47.9 percent shooting, including hitting 10 three-point field goals. It marked the 10th time this season UA has hit at least 10 shots from long range. The 10 3-pointers came just three days after the team reset the school record for single-season, three-point field goals made, which is now 259.

From Head Coach Kristy Curry

"Just proud of our team, you know, this time of year to still be playing is a compliment to their energy and effort, their preparation every day and their approach. We were fortunate to come out in the third and play a little bit better defense, get some stops and get to the free-throw line, and be who we needed to be. Again, with our double-digit scorers, I just thought we had a lot of people step up and make plays all night."

News and Notes

  • Alabama is in its 48th season with an 811-627 (.563) all-time record.
    • The Crimson Tide is 20-13 (6-10 SEC) in 2021-22.
  • Kristy Curryis in her ninth season as the head coach of the Crimson Tide, holding a 153-131 record in her time at The Capstone.
    • Curry is in her 23rd season as a head coach in her career, holding a 462-280 mark all-time.
  • Alabama's starting combination included guards Megan Abrams, Hannah Barber, JaMya Mingo-Young and Brittany Davis and center Jada Rice, marking the third straight game the Crimson Tide has used this starting combination.
  • Alabama has won eight of its last 10 games, including six of its last seven games.
  • The Crimson Tide improved to a 14-7 record in the WNIT Tournament all time.
  • The Crimson Tide went 78.1 percent from the free-throw line on 25-of-32 shooting.
    • The 25 makes mark a new team high in 2021-22.
  • Six out of the eight Alabama players that saw minutes against the Cougars were able to sink at least one shot from beyond the arc, as the team recorded its 10th game this season posting at least 10 three-point field goals.
  • The Crimson Tide was able to turn defense intensity into offense in the home matchup, scoring 28 points off of the Cougars' 19 turnovers.
 

bamanc50

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Congrats but time to move on from Curry. 9 years and a 52 - 92 SEC record. Been to NCAA tournament 1 time , last year, and 4 times to WNIT. The 3rd longest tendered women’s coach in the SEC.
 

UA Press Release

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – The University of Alabama women's basketball team lost to the third-ranked shooting team in the nation South Dakota State, 78-73, in the Women's National Invitation Tournament Quarterfinals Sunday in Frost Arena. The Crimson Tide concluded its season 20-14 (6-10), as the Jackrabbits, who have hosted all four rounds of the postseason tournament, improved to 27-9 (17-1 Summit) and the WNIT Semifinals.

Alabama trailed South Dakota State, 26-11, at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the nonconference foe over the next two periods. That stretch included a 34-12 run in the third quarter thanks to 76.5 percent shooting, which was paced by Brittany Davis' 16 points. Despite the Crimson Tide's eight-point lead ahead of the final 10 minutes, the Rabbits outscored the Tide, 22-9, in the fourth quarter on its best shooting period of the game.

Brittany Davis led the team in scoring with 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting, including 5-of-10 from long range. She added four rebounds and four steals in 35 minutes of action. In fact, four starters scored in double digits, including Megan Abrams (14), Jada Rice (12) and JaMya Mingo-Young (10).

News and Notes​

  • Alabama concluded its 48th season with an 811-628 (.563) all-time record.
    • The Crimson Tide concluded the season 20-14 (6-10 SEC).
  • Kristy Curryconcluded her ninth season as the head coach of the Crimson Tide, holding a 153-132 record in her time at The Capstone.
    • Curry concluded her 23rd season as a head coach in her career, holding a 462-281 mark all-time.
  • Alabama's starting combination included guards Megan Abrams, Hannah Barber, JaMya Mingo-Young and Brittany Davis and center Jada Rice, marking the fourth straight game the Crimson Tide has used this starting combination.
    • Jada Rice scored first for Alabama in the game.
    • Allie Craig Cruce was the first sub for the Crimson Tide.
    • South Dakota State won the opening tip.
  • Alabama concluded the season winning eight of its last 11 games, including six of its last eight games.
  • The Crimson Tide boats a 14-8 all-time record in the WNIT.
    • The Tide has reached the quarterfinals four times in program history.
  • Alabama shot 43.5 percent from long range, thanks to 10 makes on 23 attempts.
    • It marked the 11th time this season Alabama has made at least 10 three-point field goals.
  • Brittany Davisreset the single-season school record for three-point field goal makes at 93 after knocking down five shots from long range at South Dakota State.
    • The previous school record was 91.
  • Four starters scored in double figures in the loss.
  • The Crimson Tide shot over 45.0 percent from the field for the entire WNIT, shooting 48.4 percent from the field against the Jackrabbits.
 

alabama mike

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A nice season but Alabama should not be excited about 1 NCAA appearance and 4 NIT's in Curry's tenure. I would say our overall SEC record is less than stellar as well. If it is time for a change, who would consider coming to T'town?
 

bamanc50

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A nice season but Alabama should not be excited about 1 NCAA appearance and 4 NIT's in Curry's tenure. I would say our overall SEC record is less than stellar as well. If it is time for a change, who would consider coming to T'town?

Of course Joni Taylor would have been a great hire but AD let her get away to A&M. It’s obvious the AD is not interested in competing with the likes of SC, LSU, Tenn., Auburn, and etc.
 
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