Dec. 1, 2011
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The women's basketball team (5-2) returns to the friendly confines of Foster Auditorium on Friday when it hosts the Southeastern Louisiana Lions (3-3) at 6:30 p.m. CT. This will be the first of two home games for the Crimson Tide this weekend as it also welcomes the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT.
"The biggest thing for us as we continue our season is to keep improving ourselves," said Alabama head coach Wendell Hudson. "We are really focused on the things we are doing as a team, but with that being said, our coaching staff, including Ty Evans, Leah Drury and Robert Mosley, has done a fantastic job in preparing the team for all of our opponents. We just need to be sure we come out strong and continue to get better at the little things."
This will be the ninth meeting between Alabama and Southeastern Louisiana. The Tide has won the last six games including a 68-55 win last season at home.
Alabama is coming off a successful trip to St. Thomas where it won the 2011 Paradise Jam Island Division. The Tide went 2-1 in the tournament, taking the last game against Louisiana Tech, 67-59. Senior Ericka Russell was named the tournament MVP and sophomore Jasmine Robinson named to the All-Tournament team. Aneesah Danielsalso performed well in the tournament earning her Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors.
The Lions most recently picked up their third loss of the season, falling 69-57 to Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday. Southeastern Louisiana has two players averaging double-figure points, led by Aja Gibson's 12.0 points per game. She is followed by Kelli Jenkins, who contributes 10.8 points per game. Brandi Simmons leads the Lions on the boards, averaging 7.2 rebounds per contest.
Friday's game can be heard on the radio on the Crimson Tide Sports Network. For a list of participating channels, click 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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