Feb. 16, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The women's basketball team fell to 14th-ranked Texas A&M, 71-46, on Sunday afternoon at Foster Auditorium in the Crimson Tide's Power of Pink/Play 4Kay game. With the loss, the Tide falls to 11-14 on the season and 4-8 in the Southeastern Conference, while the win lifts the Aggies to 20-6 overall and 10-2 in league action.
Alabama's Ashley Williams led the game in scoring and rebounding with 19 points and nine boards. Karla Gilbert led Texas A&M with 15 points and five rebounds. For the game, the Tide shot 28.6 percent (16-56), while the Aggies were 53.3 percent (32-60) overall.
Alabama and Texas A&M traded baskets over the first four minutes of the game, but then the Tide went cold from the floor allowing the Aggies to build up a 13-point lead over the next 10 minutes. Texas A&M would go on to lead by as many as 17 in the half at took a 37-22 lead into the locker room at the break.
Alabama was able to cut its deficit to 13 early in the second half but would come no closer as its offensive struggles continued down the stretch.
Between the two teams, there was only one three-point field goal made in the entire game, which came with 1:37 remaining on the clock from Alabama's Shafontaye Myers. The Tide attempted 13 shots from beyond the arc, while the Aggies took only one attempt all game from long range.
Texas A&M outscored Alabama 44-26 in the paint and out-rebounded the Tide 42-36.
Alabama returns to the court on Thursday, Feb. 20, when it hosts Mississippi State at Foster Auditorium. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.
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