Crimson Tide women’s basketball, Green Wave Monday rematch in WNIT Round 2

NEW ORLEANS – The University of Alabama women’s basketball team will face Tulane for the second time this season, when the two teams face off in the second round of the 2022 Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m. a.m. CT at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana. The contest will air on ESPN3, with Jack Benjamin and Tiffany Aidoo on the call.

Tickets start at just five dollars and fans are encouraged to attend. Tickets can be purchased at TulaneGreenWave.comby calling 504-861-WAVE (9283) or visiting the Tulane box office.

The Crimson Tide is 18-13 this season, including 6-10 in the Southeastern Conference and 5-5 in road games. The Tide have won six of their last eight games, including four of their last five games. In its last eight games, the Tide has earned two Associated Press Top 25 wins.

Alabama is coming off a 2-1 record at the 2022 SEC Tournament, becoming one of three teams to win at least two games at the event, joining the company of SEC regular season champions in South Carolina and SEC Tournament champions Kentucky.

In the Crimson Tide’s last appearance, it defeated the Sun Belt Conference regular-season champions Troy Trojans 82-79 in Troy, Ala., on March 17. The Crimson Tide battled from a 10-point first-quarter deficit to eventually earn a 12-point third-quarter lead, knocking out the Trojans in WNIT Round 1. Jada Rice had a dominant inside presence, recording 15 points and 15 rebounds for just his second double-double of the season.

Brittany Davis led Alabama in scoring all season, averaging 17.3 points per game. Despite overcoming health challenges to begin conference action, Megan Abram found his rhythm, scoring 15.0 points per game, while JaMya Mingo-Young adds 11.2 points per game. Davis (7.0) and Mingo-Young (6.9) pace the Crimson Tide in rebounds.

Alabama and Tulane met earlier this season as the Green Wave beat the Crimson Tide, 69-66, at Coleman Coliseum on Nov. 14. Alabama led Tulane after the first quarter, 26-14, but the Wave beat the Tide, 55-40, the rest of the time. The Tide shot 33.9 percent from the field on 21 of 62 shots, while the group fired 12 3-pointers, including the game’s first three scores.

About Alabama

  • Alabama will meet Tulane on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. CT at Avron B. Fogelman Arena at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, Louisiana for WNIT Round 2.
  • The Crimson Tide is 18-13 this season.
    • The Tide went 6-10 in the Southeastern Conference.
    • The Tide went 2-1 in the SEC tournament.
      • The Crimson Tide was one of three teams to win at least two games in Nashville. The other two teams were South Carolina (SEC regular season champions) and Kentucky (SEC tournament champions).

    • The Tide is 5-5 in road games, including 2-0 in non-conference road games.
    • The Tide have won six of the last eight games, including four of the last five games.
      • In those six wins in eight games, Alabama had two top-25 wins, including defeating then-number one. 12/8 Tennessee then-No. 24/21 Georgia.

  • Alabama is coming off an 82-79 win over Troy in Round 1 of the WNIT on Thursday, March 17 at Trojan Arena in Troy, Ala.
  • During the SEC schedule, the Crimson Tide shot 39.1 percent from the field and 33.9 percent from long range, while averaging 65.2 points per game.
    • In conference action, the Tide held opponents to 45.0 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from long range, while averaging 72.5 points per game.

  • Over the SEC schedule, three players have averaged double-digit scores in Brittany Davis (18.7), Megan Abram (13.1) and JaMya Mingo-Young (11.3).
    • Overall this season, Davis is ranked third in the conference in finishing points (535) and fourth in points per game (17.3).
    • Overall this season, Davis and Hannah Barber are ranked in the top five in the SEC in three-point field goals per game (2.7 and 2.1, respectively) and top six in three-point field goals made (85 and 64, respectively).
      • In fact, Davis is the SEC leader in both categories.

  • During the SEC program, JaMya Mingo-Young led the team in rebounding average (7.0), followed closely by Davis (6.9).
  • Megan Abram was named to the 2022 SEC Community Service Team on Wednesday, February 23.
  • Brittany Davis was named to the 2022 All-SEC Second Team, for the first time in her career, on Tuesday, March 1.

About Tulane

  • Tulane is 21-9 overall this season, including 11-5 in the American Athletic Conference.
    • The Green Wave is 13-2 at home.
    • The Green Wave finished the regular season winning nine of its last 10 games to end the year as the third seed in the AAC Tournament.

  • During the AAC schedule, the Green Wave shot 39.9% from the field and 30.5% from long range, while averaging 69.9 points per game.
    • In conference action, the Green Wave held opponents to 38.5 percent from the field and 28.3 percent from long range, as they averaged 63.8 points per game.

  • Four players have averaged in double digits during the AAC schedule, including Dynah Jones (15.3), Arsula Clark (12.3), Moon Ursin (12.3) and Krystal Freeman (10.9).
    • Ursin also led the team in rebounding average (8.0).

  • Tulane leads its conference and ranks ninth in the nation in rebounds per game (44.0), while it also leads its conference and ranks 41st in the nation in scoring offense (72.3).

Inside the series

  • Alabama leads all-time meetings with Tulane, 10-5, in a series that began in 1982.
  • The two teams met earlier this season, as the Green Wave defeated the Crimson Tide, 69-66, at Coleman Coliseum on November 14, the Tide’s second game of the season.
  • Alabama has won three of the last four meetings.
  • Alabama head coach Kristy Curry is 3-2 against Tulane at the head of the Crimson Tide program.

Last outing

  • The University of Alabama women’s basketball team defeated Sun Belt Conference regular season champions Troy, 82-79, on Thursday, March 17 in Round 1 of the National Women’s Invitational Tournament. at Trojan Arena in Troy, Ala. The Crimson Tide improved to 18-13 (6-10 Southeastern Conference), while the Trojans finished their season 24-9 (13-2 SBC).
  • Four Crimson Tide starters scored in double digits, as Megan Abram led the team with 24 points. While she went 6 of 17 from the field and 4 of 10 from long range, she shone on the line. The senior made all eight free throws in the game, including six in the fourth quarter. Abrams added four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes of action.
  • Jada Rice turned heads in the postseason duo, scoring a career-high 15 points and 15 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season. Brittany Davis recorded a career-high 17 points, eight steals, seven rebounds and five assists, while JaMya Mingo-Young added 16 points and five rebounds.
  • Alabama allowed Troy to use their home court advantage to take control of the game early, as they took a 10-point lead in the first four minutes. The Trojans’ lead would only last 10 minutes, however, as the Crimson Tide grabbed the wheel in the second quarter after shooting 52.0 percent in that span. Troy tried to regain control on the stretch with a 13-2 run in the final minutes, but Abrams knocked down a pair of free throws in less than 20 seconds to help Alabama stay ahead until the end. end of settlement, 82-79.

Alabama’s history in the WNIT

  • WNIT appearance is eighth in Crimson Tide program history and fourth under head coach Kristy Currywhile the Round 2 match marks Tide’s 19th match in the tournament.
  • In its last tournament appearance, Alabama won three straight games at home before losing to Virginia Tech, 74-67, in the quarterfinals in Blacksburg, Va. on March 24, 2018. Alabama has reached the WNIT quarterfinals three times. in the history of the program, his best result in the tournament (2002, 2017 and 2018).
  • Alabama is 12-7 at WNIT.

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