Women's Basketball Returns to the Hardwood Friday Against Northwestern State

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Aneesah Daniels
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM
Aneesah Daniels
ROLLTIDEDOTCOM

Nov. 17, 2011

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The women's basketball team returns home to take on the Lady Demons of Northwestern State on Friday, November 18. Tipoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. CT in Foster Auditorium.

"Northwestern State is a very athletic team that will come in with a lot of intensity and be a good test for us," said Alabama head coach Wendell Hudson. "The coaching staff has done an outstanding job preparing the team for our opponents. We have not been surprised by anything. Now, the players just need to go out there with a lot of intensity and do what they are capable of doing. We have a really good team when we play together."

Friday's contest marks the seventh encounter between the two teams, with Alabama leading the series 6-0. The last meeting was held in Coleman Coliseum on Dec. 6, 2009 where the Tide won, 61-56.

Both Alabama and Northwestern State are 1-1 in their respective seasons. Alabama lost in its first road competition against Central Arkansas (58-46), after coming out victorious in the season opener versus Nicholls State (72-51).The Lady Demons are coming off of a 109-72 victory against Centenary at home after losing to Wichita State, 77-49, on the road.

Sophomore Jasmine Robinson finished as Alabama's leading scorer with 13 points, while also adding a game-high four steals against Central Arkansas. Junior Kyra Crosbycollected a team-best seven rebounds in addition to three thefts. Alabama shot 38.2 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from the free throw line. Central Arkansas capitalized on its 18 trips to the free throw line, scoring 22 points from the stripe, while also collecting 23 offensive boards resulting in 21 second-chance points.

Junior Trudy Armstead led Northwestern State to a staggering victory over Centenary with 25 points, paired with 13 rebounds giving her a double-double. The Blue Demons scored 109 points to top their previous best of 105 points against Troy in the 1999 season. Northwestern State capitalized on Centenary's 28 turnovers with 37 conversion points.

Friday's game can be heard on the radio on the Crimson Tide Sports Network. For a list of participating channels, click here. Fans can also listen live online or follow along with live scoring by clicking here.

Season tickets are currently on sale starting at $40 for the general public and $35 for University of Alabama faculty and staff. Single-game tickets are also on sale at the cost of $8 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling the Alabama Ticket Office at 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849).

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