Alabama women’s basketball is coming off a 75-68 victory in the first round of the 2022 Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.
11th-seeded Crimson Tide advanced to face sixth-seeded Georgia in the second round.
Officials: Pulani Spurlock-Welsh, Michael McConnell, Natahsa Camy
• There was a correction during the break, Alabama led 18-10 after the first quarter, but Sutton made a lay-up to bring the score to 20-10.
• Cruce hits a 3 to end a 7-0 goal streak for Georgia. The Bulldogs are closing in on 23-19 as we edge closer to the middle of the quarter.
• Davis 3 already gives him 16 points. She’s 6 for 9 overall, 3 for 3 from beyond the arc.
• Alabama shooting 50% from the field, 10 for 20. Georgia at 38.1%.
• Tide is on an 8-0 streak and took a 31-19 lead. Marked by three turnovers, Georgia’s scoring drought lasted more than 4 minutes.
• Race 10-0 in 3 minutes. 33-19.
• Abrams’ practice in the last minute brings the score to 37-22. She has 11 points.
• Georgia didn’t score a field goal in the final 5:53 of the half. Alabama lead at halftime: 37-22
We’re on our way and Georgia opens the game by hitting three straight runs.
• Alabama had one of their first six shots before Davis hit a 3, Mingo-Young missed a lay-up on a steal that would have tied the game. Instead, Davis fired a half-range shot to make it 8-8, followed by a 3 to give Alabama the lead.
• Davis scored all 11 points in the opening six minutes. Abrams connected followed by Sutton with a 3. Alabama leads 16-10.
• Stoppage time with 2:27 left in the first quarter. Alabama is on a 13-2 run and has made its last four shots. That was after hitting just two of the top 11.
• Sutton beats the shot clock with a clutch shot. Alabama leads after the first quarter 20-10.
- No. 21 Georgia Lady Bulldogs (20-8, 9-7 SEC) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (15-12, 6-10 SEC)
- When: Thursday, March 3 | around 8pm CT
- SEC Second Round
- Where: Bridgestone Arena | Nashville
- Television: SEC Network (Courtney Lyle, Carolyn Peck and Steffi Sorensen)
- Video stream: SECN+
- History: UGA 44-12
- Last meeting: W 72-68 (9/1/22). The Bulldogs have won five straight overall. Five of the last eight meetings have come in overtime, but all have been wins for Georgia. The two teams last met in the SEC tournament in 2019.
- The winning team will advance to face Tennessee at 8:30 p.m. CT Friday.
The departure of Alabama 5
G 1 Abrams, Megan 27 14.1 3.4 1.6
G 2 Mingo-Young,JaMya 28 11.3 7.0 2.5
G 5 Barber, Hannah 27 8.4 2.4 2.9
G 23 Davis, Brittany 28 17.4 7.1 1.5
F 21 Cruce, Allie Craig 23 2.3 1.3 0.3
Georgia is led by head coach Joni Taylor, a former Crimson Tide player and assistant coach.
Last year, she guided the Bulldogs to the SEC Tournament Finals for the first time since 2004. Georgia has won the SEC Tournament four times (1983, 1984, 1986 and 2001) and is seeking its third consecutive quarterfinal appearance. of final.
The Lady Bulldogs have played remarkably well on the road this year. Georgia is 9-3 away from Stegeman Coliseum, with wins over Notre Dame and No. 2-ranked NC State.
Graduates Jenna Staiti and Que Morrison lead the Lady Bulldogs this season. Both All-SEC selections have passed Georgia in scoring 23 times in 28 games during the 2021-22 campaign.
Another bright spot for the Lady Bulldogs in recent weeks has been the play of first-year goaltender Reigan Richardson. She has scored in double figures in five of the last six games. She hit 60% from the field in three games against Missouri, Auburn and Arkansas.
Sarah Ashlee Barker, former Miss Basketball State of Alabama winner, is the daughter of former Crimson Tide quarterback Jay Barker.
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