Nov. 24, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The women's basketball team (4-0) returns to the hardwood on Sunday, Nov. 25, when it welcomes Southeastern Louisiana (3-1) to Foster Auditorium. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. CT, and admission is free to anyone that presents a ticket from Saturday's Alabama/Auburn football game.
The Crimson Tide and Lady Lions will be meeting for the 10th time overall and fifth season in a row. Alabama leads the series 7-2, winning the last seven straight, including a 69-56 victory on Dec. 2, 2011, in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama will be playing its third consecutive home game on Saturday. The Tide has won all four of its contests this season thus far by an average of 17.5 points. Most recently, Alabama escaped a triple-overtime thriller against North Texas, 88-83. Junior Jasmine Robinson led the Tide with 26 points, including 14 in the overtime periods. In addition to her career-high 26 points, Robinson also had a career-best 13 rebounds for her first double-double. She was joined by sophomore Kaneisha Horn, who finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and sophomore Daisha Simmons, who added 14 points and 11 boards. Junior Shafontaye Myers also recorded her fourth-straight game in double figures with 22 points.
On the season, Myers leads Alabama, as well as the Southeastern Conference, in scoring with an average of 17.8 points per game. She also leads the league in three-point field goals made per game (4.3), while Simmons remains as the SEC's leader in steals per game (4.3). As a team, the Tide leads the conference in scoring offense (82.5), rebounding offense (53.0), offensive rebounds (25.8), steals (19.0) and turnover margin (+15.7).
Southeastern Louisiana enters Saturday's game winners of its last three games after dropping its season opener to Mississippi. The Lady Lions posted their highest scoring effort of the season last time out, beating William Carey, 91-69. Junior Aja Gibson led five players in double figures with 18 points, while senior Brandi Simmons and freshman Nanna Pool each recorded double-doubles.
Simmons has been Southeastern Louisiana's leader in points and rebounds through the first four games, averaging 14.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per contest. Pool follows closely behind with 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. As a team, the Lady Lions are averaging 81.2 points per game, thanks to a 42.4 percent field goal percentage.
Season tickets are currently on sale for $40. Single-game tickets are also on sale for $5 each and can be purchased on RollTide.com or by calling the Alabama Ticket Office at 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849).
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