ALABAMA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PICKS UP FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN
Alabama beat Tulane 66-56 inside Avron B. Fogelman Arena in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon, picking up its fourth straight win. It is Alabama’s third consecutive non-conference road game win, its best mark since 2000.
Redshirt junior Jordan Lewis led the Crimson Tide with a career-best six three-pointers tallying 21 points and six rebounds. Junior Jasmine Walker finished with 13 points, marking her third double-figure game of the season.
“I’m really proud of our team,” head coach Kristy Curry said in a press release. “I thought we had a lot of toughness and a lot of grit today in a hard place to play. Tulane is really good, I think they’re the best Tulane team I’ve seen in the last six to seven years, so I thought we did a nice job down the stretch.”
Alabama started fast and controlled the pace early, but Tulane was able to slow the game down. During the second quarter, neither team scored a basket in the first four minutes. The Crimson Tide finished 6-of-6 from the free-throw line to secure the victory.
Senior Ashley Knight had another solid performance and is only eight blocks away from being Alabama’s career blocks leader.
Alabama went 9-of-21 from behind the arc, while Tulane only converted on three shots. Following a slow start on the foul line, the Crimson Tide finished 11-of-14 during the final 20 minutes.
Alabama will next play on Nov. 29 against Northern Iowa for the first of two games during the 2019 Thanksgiving South Point Shootout in Las Vegas. Tipoff is at 10 p.m.