ALABAMA FALLS TO IOWA STATE IN FIRST OF A FIVE GAME HOMESTAND
The Alabama women’s basketball team lost to Iowa State 75-66 on Thursday night. The Crimson Tide falls to 5-3 on the season, while the Cyclones improve to 6-1.
Alabama jumped out to a seven-point lead with 1:28 to play in the first quarter, but the Cyclones responded quickly. Both teams went back-and-forth, but the Cyclones went on a 12-2 run to take the lead into halftime.
During the second half, both teams went on runs of 14-5 and 13-6. By the time Alabama started to cut the lead, it was too late. Iowa State didn’t allow the Crimson Tide to get within six.
Redshirt junior Jordan Lewis led Alabama with 20 points, while sophomore Brittany Davis added 12 points and junior Ariyah Copeland finished with 10 points.
“You just have to give credit to Iowa State,” head coach Kristy Curry said in a press release. “I thought they had a few more things that we just weren’t able to do: they had four in double figures, they had great balance, and I thought that really mattered tonight.”
The Cyclones outrebounded the Crimson Tide 38-33, while Alabama’s bench outscored Iowa State’s 23-10. Alabama was able to score 16 points off of turnovers while holding the Cyclones to only nine.
Alabama will next play Colgate on Sunday, Dec. 8, inside Coleman Coliseum. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. CT.