Tide Women’s Hoops Falls to Mississippi State
The Alabama women’s basketball team couldn’t get much going offensively Sunday evening as it lost to the Mississippi State Bulldogs 45-60, snapping a four-game winning streak.
The Crimson Tide's 45 points is the lowest the team has scored in a game all season. Brittany Davis led all scorers for the Crimson Tide with 14 points and eight rebounds, with Aaliyah Nye following with 12 points. No other players for Alabama reached double figures on the day.
Mississippi State was without their leading scorer on the season, Jessika Carter, who missed the contest with an illness. Junior guard JerKaila Jordan stepped up big in her absence, leading the Bulldogs with 24 points, tying her season high.
Alabama shot just 17-58 (29.3%) on the day, while the Bulldogs made half of their field goal attempts going 25-48 (52.1%).
One of the Tide’s biggest assets this season has been their three-point shooting, ranking 11th in the country in three-point percentage. However, shots from behind the arc weren’t falling near as often as they’ve been accustomed to, as they shot just 8-28 on the night.
The team moves to 20-7 on the season, and the loss puts it at fourth-place in the SEC with a 9-6 record. The Tide travels to Florida on Feb. 23 to take on the Gators in its second-to-last game of the season.