Dec. 15, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
The women's basketball team continues its road trip to the Sunshine State Wednesday when it takes on Florida A&M at the Alfred Lawson Center at 5:00 p.m. (CST). With a win Monday at UCF, the Crimson Tide improved to 6-4 on the season, while the Rattlers enter Wednesday's contest with a 5-3 record.
"Every game we play is going to be tough on the road," said head coach Wendell Hudson. "What we've got to get this team to do, and I think they're doing a better job of it, is not worry about who we are playing and where we are playing. We've got to keep our focus on the areas we can control."
Monday's game will be the third in the series between Alabama and Florida A&M with the last coming on Dec. 17, 2008 in Tuscaloosa. The Tide came out on top 70-68 in overtime in last season's contest to remain undefeated against the Rattlers.
Last time out, juniors LaToya King and Varisia Raffington tallied a team-high 12 points to help lead Alabama past UCF 64-62. The Tide shot 44.3 percent from the floor in the contest and collected 10 steals.
Junior Tierney Jenkins leads Alabama in scoring and rebounds thus far this season with 12.4 points per game and 11.9 rebounds per game. She also leads the Southeastern Conference in boards and has collected a league-best five double-doubles in 2009.
Florida A&M is led on offense by senior Deidra Jones with 15.3 points per outing. She is followed closely by sophomores Tameka McKelton and Antonia Bennett with 13.0 points per game and 12.4 points per contest, respectively. Bennett has been solid from three-point range for the Rattlers connecting on 15-of-32 attempts so far.
Monday's game will be just the second home game for Florida A&M this season. The Rattlers won their first home contest that took place on Nov. 23 against Albany State by a score of 64-42.
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