Women's Basketball Suffers First Loss at Wisconsin, 69-50

Meghan Perkins

Dec. 1, 2012

Final Stats

MADISON, Wis. - The women's basketball team was unable to get much going offensively, shooting 22.7 percent from the floor, in a 69-50 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at the Kohl Center. The loss was the Crimson Tide's first of the season, dropping it to 5-1, while the Badgers improve to 4-3 overall.

"Wisconsin had a really good game plan coming in," said Alabama head coach Wendell Hudson. "We had a lot of open shots, especially early, that we didn't make. They also did a good job of keeping us from making runs. I thought we played hard and didn't quit playing. We expected the zone defense and thought we made adjustments, but we just couldn't score."

Wisconsin started the game on an 11-6 run and went on to score 11 unanswered points over the next five minutes to build a 22-6 advantage. Alabama would pull within 13 points on two occasions but was unable to get any closer. The Tide hit only five of its 31 attempts from the floor, while the Badgers connected on 14 of their 31 shots. Alabama's top three scorers went 0-14 over the 20 minute span.

Wisconsin continued to distance itself from the Tide, taking as much as a 30 point lead in the second half. Alabama put together a 10-0 run late but was unable to overcome the deficit.

Senior Meghan Perkins finished as the leading scorer for Alabama with 17 points, while sophomore Daisha Simmons added another 16 points for the Tide.

The Badgers had their best offensive performance of the season, hitting 43.9 percent of their shots, including six three pointers. Wisconsin also out-rebounded the Tide 59-38; however the Badgers committed 31 turnovers compared to Alabama's 15.

The Tide will play its next game on Saturday, Dec. 8, when it hosts Chattanooga in Foster Auditorium. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. CT. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased on RollTide.com or by phone by calling 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849).