Feb. 23, 2013
Alabama Game Notes
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The women's basketball team (12-14, 2-11 SEC) will play its final home game of the month when it hosts Florida (15-12, 4-9 SEC) on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. CT in Foster Auditorium.
The Crimson Tide and Gators will be meeting for the 53rd time overall and second time this season as Alabama and Florida faced each other on Feb. 3, in Gainesville. The Gators won the previous contest by an 87-54 decision. Alabama leads the series, 29-23; however Florida has claimed three of the last four meetings.
Last time out, the Tide fell, 75-51, at Mississippi State, for its seventh straight loss. Redshirt sophomore Kaneisha Horn led Alabama in scoring with 16 points, in addition to eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal while senior Meghan Perkins collected a team-high 10 rebounds and four blocks.
Over its last seven games, Alabama has struggled offensively, managing an average of 58.3 points, shooting 32.1 percent from the floor. Sophomore Daisha Simmons continues to lead the Tide in scoring with an average of 12.8 points per game. She is followed by junior Shafontaye Myers, who adds 11.5 points per contest. Horn has been Alabama's top rebounder thus far, pulling down 5.5 boards per contest while Perkins adds another 5.4 rebounds.
Florida has lost its last three games by an average of 7.6 points to teams at the top of the league, including Texas A&M, Georgia, and most recently, Vanderbilt. In Thursday's loss to the Commodores, the Gators shot 40 percent; however Vanderbilt took advantage of its 22 trips to the free throw line, connecting on 16 extra-point attempts. Florida was led by senior Jennifer George and freshman Sydney Moss, who both had doubles-doubles as George finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds while Moss added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
For the season, the Gators have three players averaging double digits, led by George (12.2 ppg) and junior Jaterra Bonds (12.1 ppg). In addition, Moss chips in 10.0 points per contest. George also leads Florida in rebounds (8.0 rpg), blocks (1.5 bpg) and steals (2.0 spg).
Sunday's game can be listened to on the Crimson Tide Sports Network. In addition, fans can follow the team's official Twitter page @AlabamaWBB for in-game updates.