Feb. 27, 2010
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The women's basketball team (11-17, 3-12 SEC) will play its final game of the 2010 regular season on Sunday when it heads to Gainesville to take on Florida (14-14, 7-8 SEC). The game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. (CST) and will air live on CSS.
"We've got to play with more intensity on Sunday that we did Thursday against Mississippi State," said head coach Wendell Hudson. "We started off slow, and we just can't afford to do that. This team has got to play hard on both ends of the court to be successful."
The Crimson Tide and Gators met earlier this season in Tuscaloosa with Alabama coming out on top 82-58. It was the Tide's first Southeastern Conference win of the season. Should Alabama beat Florida on Sunday, it will mark the first time the Tide has swept an SEC opponent since the 2004-05 season and the first win over the Gators in Gainesville since Feb. 15, 1999.
There have been 47 meetings in the all-time series between Alabama and Florida where the Tide leads in the overall count 27-20. Prior to Alabama's win on Jan. 21, 2009, the Gators had won four straight against the Tide.
Last time out, Alabama dropped a 71-47 decision at home to Mississippi State to close out its home slate. Freshman Celiscia Farmer ended up as the Tide's leading scorer with 10 points. Junior Tierney Jenkins collected her 1,000th career point in the contest making her the 22nd member of Alabama's 1,000 Point Club.
Florida enters Sunday's contest having lost four of its last five games while averaging just 49.8 points per game during that stretch. The Gators last game was played against Vanderbilt with the Commodores taking the victory, 71-60. Freshman Jennifer George led three Florida players in double figures with 13 points. For the game, the Gators shot 40.4 percent and hit six three-pointers.
In addition to the game being aired on CSS, fans can also tune in to the Crimson Tide Sports Network for a radio broadcast. Live scoring will be available and can be found here.