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Alabama women’s basketball unable to upset Tennessee in SEC quarterfinals, 74-59

Alabama women's basketball unable to upset Tennessee in SEC quarterfinals, 74-59

In its first two games in the SEC Tournament, Alabama had relied heavily on driving to the basket and the ability to throw the ball for a high three percentage. Friday, the blows did not fall early for Alabama.

No. 11 seed Alabama was unable to maintain its winning streak throughout the SEC tournament as No. 3 seed Tennessee dominated the quarterfinal game from start to finish, handing Alabama the 74-59 loss.

The Lady Volunteers were locked in defensively to open the game. Alabama takes on two of the SEC’s leading scorers in Brittany Davis and Megan Abrams, and Tennessee kept the duo to just one point between the two in the first quarter. An 0-on-7 shooting performance from beyond the arc throughout the first period held Alabama to just five points, as the Lady Volunteers took a solid 15-5 lead.