Alabama Hosts Mercer in Thanksgiving-Eve Matchup at Coleman Coliseum

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama women’s basketball team returns to Coleman Coliseum for five games in 10 days, beginning with a Thanksgiving-eve matchup against Mercer on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. CT. The contest will be broadcast on SEC Network+, with Chris Stewart and Crimson Tide women’s basketball alumna Leah Drury on the call.

Tickets to the nonconference contest start at five dollars, while fans can also take advantage of the current special, which includes four tickets and four hotdogs for just 20 dollars. Both single game tickets and season tickets are on sale now at RollTide.com, or fans can call the TIDE PRIDE/Athletic Ticket office at 205-348-BAMA.

Free parking is available to fans in the large parking lot adjacent to Coleman Coliseum.

The Crimson Tide is 2-2 to begin its season, with each of its losses resulting in just a one possession difference. Alabama is coming off a 74-71 defeat against Duke at the Maggie Dixon Classic in Fort Worth, Texas, last Sunday, where the Tide shot 40.7 percent from the field and outrebounded the Blue Devils, 32-30, in its first neutral-site game of the season. Megan Abrams put together the game of her career on 27 points (10-of-18), seven rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block.

Abrams and Brittany Davis have taken turns leading the Crimson Tide in scoring this season, recording a pair of 20-point games each to lead the team two games apiece. In fact, Davis has scored 15-plus points through all four games this season, as the senior leads the Southeastern Conference in three-point field goals per game (3.25) and three-point field goals (13), while she is second in the conference in points (81).

JaMya Mingo-Young also leads the conference and ranks top-10 nationally in steals (35) and steals per game (4.0).

Opening Tip

  • Alabama will host Mercer, Wednesday, Nov. 24, the start of a stretch that will feature five home games in a matter of 10 days and six games altogether in a matter of 12 days.
  • During the Thanksgiving period, Alabama will host three games in a matter of six days (Wednesday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 28).
  • The Crimson Tide are 2-2 this season, including 2-1 inside Coleman Coliseum.
  • Four players are averaging double figures through the first four contests in Brittany Davis (20.3 ppg), Megan Abrams (13.0), JaMya Mingo-Young (10.3) and Jada Rice (10.0).
  • Davis, a senior guard, is also leading the team with 7.5 rebounds per game, followed by Mingo-Young with 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • The Crimson Tide is shooting 42.8 percent from the field (113-264) and 35.1 percent from long range (33-94).
    • Brittany Davis is responsible for 39.4 percent of the Tide’s 33 3-point makes, leading the team with 13 3-pointers this season.
  • Six different players have scored in double figures this season, while four different players have produced 15-plus point games and two different players have produced 20-plus point games (Megan Abrams, Brittany Davis).

About Mercer

  • Mercer is 3-2 this season, including 1-1 on the road.
  • The Bears have competed against one Southeastern Conference opponent thus far this season, losing at Georgia, 67-52, on Nov. 18.
  • Three players are averaging double figures for Mercer, including Jaron Dougherty (16.0), Amoria Neal-Tysor (13.8) and Shannon Titus (11.8).
    • Dougherty is also leading the team in rebounds (9.6).
  • Mercer is shooting 37.8 percent from the field, including 25 percent from long range, and is averaging 61.2 points per game.
  • The Bears’ defense is holding its opponents to 34.2 percent shooting from the field, including 17 percent from the arc, and keeping them to 61.6 points per game.
  • The Bears returned eight players for the 2021-22 season, including four starters in Jaron Dougherty, Shannon Titus, Amoria Neal-Tysor and Jill Harris, and welcomed eight newcomers, including three transfers.

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