The Alabama women’s basketball team  is now 14-3, 1-1 SEC after beating  Missouri 79-64 Sunday night inside Mizzou Arena. The Crimson Tide shot 50 percent from the three-point line (15-30) and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe to claim its first SEC win of the year. 

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The Crimson Tide led for 36:22 of the game while Missouri only held a short lead for 31 seconds. The Tide allowed the Tigers within five points in the final three minutes of regulation before scoring 12 of the game’s next 14 points to ice the 15-point win.

Sarah Ashlee Barker and Aaliyah Nye both scored a game-high 23 points on a combined 18-of-29 shooting, which included 10 total three pointers, seven of which came from Nye. Barker added game-highs of seven rebounds and four steals to go along with her four assists while Jessica Timmons followed added 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Photo courtesy of Alabama Women's Basketball on facebook
Photo courtesy of Alabama Women's Basketball on facebook
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Said Bama coach Kristy Curry: “Truly proud of our team today. It was a phenomenal effort in a tough environment. Great crowd today, credit to Missouri for doing a great job. This is always a fun place to play, a terrific atmosphere and really appreciate their support of women's basketball. 

“I’m proud of our team. We had a tough opener [a hoe loss to Ole Miss] and our response was phenomenal. We were consistent all night. I thought we got off to really good starts in the first and the third quarters. I am proud of the way we shot the ball and decision making on both sides of the ball. We were able to get critical stops and make some big shots.”

  • Alabama drained a season high 15 three-pointers
  • The Tide shot 48 percent (28-58) from the floor, 50 percent (15-30) from beyond the arc and 73 percent (8-11) from the charity stripe
  • Nye scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half with Timmons also scoring nine of her 15 points in the latter half
  • Next Up
  • Alabama remains on the road when it takes on Georgia Thursday night inside Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Ga. The Crimson Tide will face the Bulldogs at 6 p.m. CT and will stream live on SEC Network+

 

Alabama Women's Basketball Photo Shoot 2022-23

Gallery Credit: Timothy Bowens

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