Alabama women’s basketball prepares for SEC Tournament
By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Kalen Brooks
The 2023 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket is set. Alabama Women’s basketball is the sixth seed in this year’s tournament as they head to Greenville, SC. The Crimson Tide’s first game is Thursday against either the Florida Gators or the Kentucky Wildcats.
The Crimson Tide will enter the tournament coming off a three-game losing streak after falling victim to the Ole Miss Rebels on Sunday. Head coach Kristy Curry says that the Tide needs to reduce making in-game mistakes.
“We’ve had too many decisions that we’ve made on both sides of the ball, and it’s really cost us. Cause again, it’s going to be single-digit games most all the time, you just don’t have a margin for error, and we’ve made a few mistakes, I think, at critical moments too,” Curry said. “We need to get back to our special situations, get back to our in-game preparation on both sides of the ball.”
Curry and the Tide finished the regular season with an overall record of 20-9, going 9-7 in conference play. The squad’s accomplishment marks the first time since the 1996-1997 season that the Crimson Tide has won 20 games in the regular season.
“We’re just thankful for things much bigger than the opportunity to go play a game. So we’re gonna make sure our kids understand that they’ve had an amazing run, and we just want to build on that,” said Curry.
The first semifinal game will be on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CT. The title game will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. The first three rounds will be on SEC Network, the semifinals will be on ESPNU, and the SEC Tournament Championship will be on ESPN.