Alabama Wins Double-Overtime Thriller on the Road Over Texas A&M
Brittany Davis and Megan Abrams combined for 58 points on Sunday, leading Alabama to a huge, 81-79, double-overtime victory at Texas A&M.
“Just a hard-nosed great team win,” said Alabama head coach Kristy Curry, “We had so many people down the stretch step up and make play after play on both sides of the ball.”
The Tide struggled offensively the entire first half, shooting 28.6% from the field and 10% from the three-point line, leading to a 31-22 deficit at the break.
After trading baskets throughout the third quarter, Alabama ended the quarter on a 7-0 run, cutting the Aggie lead to 42-41, heading into the final frame.
The Tide kept that momentum going, opening the fourth quarter on a 12-1 run. The Aggies responded with a 7-0 run of their own, tying the game at 53, with 3:43 left in the quarter.
With the score knotted at 63, Megan Abrams earned a tough layup putting the Tide up, 65-63, with 1.4 seconds left. After calling a timeout to advance the ball, Texas A&M found Aaliyah Patty for a wide-open layup, forcing overtime.
After falling behind, 72-67, with 1:26 left in the overtime period, Alabama hit a three-pointer and two free-throws tying the game at 72. Both teams failed to convert in the final seconds, forcing double-overtime.
After Texas A&M took the lead in the second overtime period, Brittany Davis drained her seventh three-pointer of the night putting the Tide up, 80-78, with 1:14 left. Both teams hit a free-throw in the final minute and the Tide defense held strong, securing the 81-79 victory.
Four Alabama players scored in double figures including Brittany Davis (32), Megan Abrams (26), JaMya Mingo-Young (11), and Hannah Barber (10).
Texas A&M was led in scoring by Qadashah Hoppie (16).
With the win, Alabama keeps its slim NCAA Tournament hopes alive with two regular season games left and the SEC Tournament ahead.
The Crimson Tide heads to Baton Rouge on Thursday for a big matchup with No. 11 LSU.
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