Ua Womens Basketball

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s basketball team fell to No. 14/14 Kentucky, 81-71, inside Coleman Coliseum on Thursday night.

The Crimson Tide is still searching for its first conference win of the year, while the Wildcats move to 2-1 in SEC play.

Juniors Jasmine Walker and Ariyah Copeland each scored 15 points for the Tide, while Redshirt junior Jordan Lewis added 11 points and a season-high seven assists.

Alabama outscored Kentucky in every quarter except the second, which saw Kentucky pulling ahead to a 13 point lead at the half.

Much of the scoring was done by Kentucky sophomore Rhyne Howard, who had a career-high 43 points against the Tide on Thursday night.

“I thought we got off to a really good start and then outscored them by three in the second half, but then we had a really bad second quarter,” said head coach Kristy Curry.

Alabama was strong around the basket, outscoring the Wildcats 38-10 in the paint and outrebounding Kentucky 35-32.

“I thought we really battled at times and then missed 13 layups,” said Curry. “We were getting really good shots, we just have to finish them.”

The Tide will be back in action on Sunday, Jan. 12, taking on the Auburn Tigers in Auburn Arena. The game is set to tipoff at 2 p.m. CT and will be broadcasted on SEC Network+.

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