TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Junior Ashley Williams' double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds propelled the Alabama women's basketball team to an 81-57 victory over Mercer in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Thursday in Coleman Coliseum. With the win, the Crimson Tide moves to 20-13 on the season, which is its first 20-win season since the 1998-99 campaign.
Joining Williams in double figures were juniors Quanetria Bolton (14) and Hannah Cook (10), sophomore Shaquera Wade (12) and freshman Jordan Lewis (10). The Bears (25-7) were led by junior Kahlia Lawrence, who finished with 19 points.
Next up, Alabama hosts Little Rock on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT.