Thursday, December 02, 2004
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TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama women’s basketball team hopes to continue its winning ways after a week off from competition when the Tide travels to Blacksburg, Va., this weekend to face Virginia Tech at 5 p.m. (ET) on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide is 4-0 this year and is coming off an impressive showing at the Seattle Times Classic last weekend. UA captured the tournament championship at the event with a 76-56 victory over the host Washington Huskies. Sophomore Marverly Nettles (MVP) and senior Natasha Gamble were named to the all-tournament squad at the event.
Virginia Tech, who has made the NCAA Tournament field in each of the last two seasons, enters the game with a 2-2 record. The Hokies are looking to rebound after a disappointing 87-56 loss to rival Old Dominion last Saturday. The game will be the first home contest of the season for Virginia Tech, who has posted a 52-9 mark at home over the past four years.
Tech leads the all-time series 1-0 against the Tide having handed Bama a 68-51 loss last season in Tuscaloosa that snapped UA’s 53-game non-conference home winning streak. Virginia Tech is playing its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference and Alabama owns a 17-15 all-time record against the schools of the ACC.
Following their game with the Hokies, Alabama gets a break from the road with a home game next Tuesday (Dec. 7) versus in-state rival UAB at 7 p.m. in Coleman Coliseum.
Fans wishing to follow the Crimson Tide action this weekend in Blacksburg can listen to the game on WACT 1420 AM “The Tusk” or on the internet at www.rolltide.com.