TUSCALOOSA, Ala. The University of Alabama women’s basketball team officially opened the 2007-08 season with a pair of practice sessions at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday. The Tide opened the day with a two hour practice at 8:30 a.m. and then returned to the floor at 2 p.m.
Both practice sessions lasted about two hours as third-year head coach Stephany Smith and the Tide prepare for its exhibition opener on Wednesday, October 31 against Western Alabama at 6 p.m.
“We were getting after it,” sophomore forward Courtney Strauthers said. “It was good to be back on the court and get the ball in our hands.”
Alabama will return to the court on Sunday at 4 p.m. The Tide officially open regular season play on Saturday, November 10 against Tulane at 2 p.m. from Coleman Coliseum. Ticket information is available on the Tide's website, www.rolltide.com.