Alabama Lost to Ole Miss in Regular Season Finale
Alabama women's basketball (20-9, 9-7) falls short to Ole Miss (22-7, 11-5) 57-55 on senior day and to end the regular season.
Alabama came out slow in the first half, only shooting 2-of-9 from the behind the arc and 7-of-28 from field goal range. Ole Miss had a better start in the first quarter shooting 6-of-14 from field goal range. Alabama's defense started to pick it up in the second quarter, forcing Ole Miss to only shoot 1-of-5 from behind the arc and 9-of-26 from field goal range in the first half.
Ole Miss led the Crimson Tide 25-24 going into the half.
Alabama came out better in the second half with the offense able to make some shots, shooting 7-of-17 from field goal range in the third quarter. The Rebels struggled offensively to get anything going only able to shoot 4-of-13 from field goal range in the third quarter.
Alabama led Ole Miss 41-35 heading into the fourth quarter.
Both teams fought hard in the fourth quarter with the score being tied 55-55 with 23 seconds left in the game. With three seconds left, Rebel's forward Marquesha Davis was sent to the free throw line after being fouled. Davis made both free throws to leave the Crimson Tide with three seconds to tie or to win. The Crimson Tide was unable to put up a shot in time to give the Rebel's the win 57-55.
Davis lead the Rebels with 26 points, shooting 10-of-15 from field goal range, going 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Alabama's Brittany Davis lead the Crimson Tide with 11 points shooting 3-of-14 from field goal range and 5-for-6 from the free throw line.
"I want everyone to understand it didn't come down to the last minute, there were plays before that we should have made," said Alabama's women's basketball coach Kristy Curry.
Seniors Jada Rice, Hannah Barber, Megan Abrams, and Brittany Davis were honored after the game for the Crimson Tide.
"I'm so proud of who they are, and I cant wait to see what god has in store for them, because it's going to be really special," said Curry.
With the win, Ole Miss is the No. 4 seed in the SEC tournament with Alabama being the No. 6 seed.