Tide Takes on No. 6 Wildcats in the First of two Straight Road Games

Jessica Merritt

Jan. 28, 2012

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The women's basketball team (10-11, 0-7 SEC) will travel to face the sixth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (19-2, 8-0 SEC) on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. The matchup will take place in Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, and will air on Comcast Sports South.

"I think this is going to be a really good challenge for us," said Alabama head coach Wendell Hudson. Kentucky is in first place in the SEC and undefeated in league play. I really think we have been playing better the last couple games. I think the players are excited to head on the road and play in a great college atmosphere."

Sunday's game marks the 37th time the two teams have faced each other on the court. Last year's game resulted in an 82-69 victory for the Wildcats.

Alabama is still on the hunt for its first conference win with its latest game against No. 7 Tennessee resulting in an 86-56 loss. Junior forward Kyra Crosby led all scorers, but her effort of 15 points and three blocks was not enough to overcome the Lady Volunteers, who had four players in double digit points.

Sophomore Jasmine Robinson continues to lead the Crimson Tide in scoring for the year averaging, 11.3 points a game. Junior Erin Hogue also remains the Tide's leader on the boards with 6.2 rebounds per contest.

Kentucky looks to continue its winning streak as the Wildcats have yet to drop an SEC game this season, marking the best start in conference play in the program's history. Kentucky's most recent victory came by a score of 66-48 against Auburn. Junior A'dia Mathies led both teams in scoring with 20 points.

On the season, Mathies leads the team in points per game with an average of 15.6 per outing, while sophomore Samarie Walker pulls down a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game. The Wildcats are averaging 21.3 points per game more than their opponents as well as 5.7 more rebounds a night.