Feb. 13, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -
The women's basketball team dropped a 75-55 decision to Arkansas on Thursday night at Bud Walton Arena. With the loss, the Crimson Tide dips to 11-13 overall and 4-7 in the Southeastern Conference, while the win lifts the Razorbacks to 17-8 on the season and 4-8 against league opponents.
Junior Daisha Simmons led Alabama in scoring with 15 points. She was followed by senior Shafontaye Myers with 12 points and freshman Ashley Williams with 11 points. With four three-pointers, Myers moved into sixth place in career threes in the Alabama record books with 195. Arkansas was led by a trio of freshmen as Kelsey Adams had 20 points, Jessica Jackson had 15 points and McKenzie Adams had 11 points.
Alabama struggled offensively at the start of the game allowing Arkansas to build up a double-digit lead that eventually hit 14 with 7:39 to go as the Razorbacks led 25-11. The Tide would then score eight unanswered over the next 90 seconds, but Arkansas, again, pulled in front by double digits and led 37-26 at halftime.
Myers knocked down her third three-pointer to score the first basket of the second half, which cut Alabama's deficit to eight, but the Razorbacks would respond with eight-straight points over the next three minutes. Arkansas went on to lead by as many as 25 in the second half.
For the game, the Tide shot 34.0 percent (18-53), while the Razorbacks were 48.1 percent (26-54) from the floor. Alabama won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding Arkansas 38-28, however the Razorbacks forced 25 Tide turnovers, which resulted in 26 points.
Alabama will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 16, when it hosts No. 14/14 Texas A&M at Foster Auditorium at Noon CT. The game will serve as the Tide's Play 4Kay/Power of Pink event.
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