Alabama Women’s Basketball Travels to Troy for WNIT First Round
The Alabama women’s basketball team earned a spot in the 2022 Women’s National Invitational Tournament and will face the Troy Trojans in the first round on Thursday at 6 p.m. CST inside of Trojan Arena.
This 64-team field consists of 32 automatic berths (one from each conference) and 32-at large teams. Missouri picked up the automatic berth from the SEC while Alabama and Vanderbilt grabbed at-large bids.
Alabama (17-13, 6-10 SEC) last saw action in the SEC Tournament where the Tide picked up wins against Auburn and Georgia, before falling in the quarterfinals to No. 18 Tennessee.
The Tide are led in scoring by Brittany Davis (17.3), Megan Abrams (14.7), and JaMya Mingo-Young (11.0). Davis and Mingo-Young lead the team in rebound per game with 7.0 and 6.9, respectively.
Davis was also named to the All-SEC Second team this year.
Troy (24-8, 13-2 Sun Belt) last saw action in the Sun Belt Tournament, falling to UT Arlington in the Sun Belt Championship. The Trojans finished the season as Sun Belt regular-season champions and led the league in free-throw percentage, three-point field-goal percentage, rebounds, blocks and turnover margin.
The Trojans are led in scoring by Felmas Koranga (12.7), Amber Leggett (11.9), and Tina Stephens (9.4). Koranga leads the team in rebounds per game (10.7).
Koranga was named to the All-Sun Belt First team and Leggett was named to the All-Sun Belt Third team.
This is the Tide’s eighth WNIT appearance, advancing to the quarterfinals in the 2018 version of the tournament.
If the Tide advances, they will face the winner of Tulane and Jacksonville State.
See the full WNIT bracket here.
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