NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Alabama women's basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season with a 72-61 win over Tulane (1-1) on Thursday night.
Brittany Davis led the floor recording her eighth career double-double off of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Hannah Barber added 12 points to the night, while Jada Rice tallied 10 points, four rebounds and three blocks.
Tulane was led by Marta Galic, who tallied nine points and eight rebounds in the game.
From Head Coach Kristy Curry
"Road wins are hard. I thought our team really found a way to win down the stretch. We were up 23 with six or so to go. I want to finish the game better but was pleased with our ability to do the little things down the stretch there to find a way. A lot to learn from. We can just continue to move forward and get back to work tomorrow."
- Davis recorded her second consecutive 20-plus point game this season, scoring 24 points in the victory while adding 11 rebounds to the night
- In addition to Davis, Barber and Rice tallied double digits in the game with Barber posting 12 points and Rice posting 10
- UA shot 45.2 percent from floor and 40.9 percent from distance, while holding the Green Wave to 34.4 percent from the floor and 30 percent beyond the arc
- Alabama held the lead through the entire game, with its largest lead (65-44) coming with 6:44 remaining in the fourth quarter
How It Happened
- Alabama opened the game with a 12-5 advantage as Brittany Davis scored 10 points in the first five and a half minutes of the game
- However, Tulane used five Alabama turnovers to score eight points and cut the lead to 14-13 by the end of the first quarter
- UA emerged from the break to take a 18-4 run which included 12 unanswered points by the Tide to make it a 32-17 game
- Tulane broke an almost six minutes scoring draught with a three pointer with 2:07 left to play in the half
- Alabama would hold the advantage, heading into halftime with a 38-24 lead
- UA held momentum coming out of the break, moving to a 52-33 with three minutes remaining in the quarter
- The Tide would slowly build to its largest lead of the game, 65-42 with 6:44 to play, but Tulane would go on a 14-2 run to cut the score to 67-56 with three minutes left in the game
- The two teams would trade points as the Tide took a 72-61 victory
Next Alabama will continue its road stretch, heading to South Florida Nov. 16 The two teams will tip off at 6 p.m. in Tampa, Fla.