Alabama Hosts Western Carolina Friday at Coleman Coliseum

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama women’s basketball team returns to Coleman Coliseum for the second game in a five-game homestand, hosting Western Carolina on Friday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. CT. The contest will be broadcast on SEC Network+, with Chris Stewart and Crimson Tide men’s basketball alumna Richard Hendrix on the call.

Tickets to the nonconference contest start at five 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 3-2 to begin its season, with each of its losses resulting in just a one possession difference. Alabama is coming off a 55-48 triumph over Mercer Wednesday, where the Tide shot 37.7 percent from the field and outrebounded the Bears, 42-39, to earn its fourth straight win over the program. Megan Abrams led Alabama in scoring for the second straight game and the third time this season, recording 17 points, including four 3-pointers, and adding five rebounds.

Abrams and Brittany Davis have taken turns leading the Crimson Tide in scoring this season, each recording a pair of 20-plus point games just five games into the season. In fact, Davis has scored 10-plus points through each of her games this season, as the senior leads the Southeastern Conference in three-point field goals (16) and points (94).

JaMya Mingo-Young also leads the conference and ranks top-15 nationally in steals (17).

Opening Tip

  • Alabama will host Western Carolina, Friday, Nov. 26, the second game in a stretch that will feature five home games in a matter of 10 days and six games (five home, one road) in a matter of 12 days.
    • During the Thanksgiving period, Alabama will host three games in a matter of five days (Wednesday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 28).
  • The Crimson Tide are 3-2 this season, including 3-1 inside Coleman Coliseum.
  • Three players are averaging double figures through the first five contests in Brittany Davis (18.8ppg), Megan Abrams (13.8) and Jada Rice (10.4).
    • Davis, a senior guard, is also leading the team with 7.8 rebounds per game, followed by Mingo-Young with 6.4 rebounds per game.
  • The Crimson Tide is shooting 42.0 percent from the field (133-317) and 35.0 percent from long range (42-120).
  • 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 Western Carolina

  • Western Carolina is 3-2 this season, including 0-1 on the road.
    • The Catamounts are coming off a loss at Cincinnati, its first road game of the season, on Nov. 23, 46-45.
  • Two players are averaging double figures for WCU, including Vanessa Oduah (12.4) and Nadia Marshall (11.9).
    • Marshall is also leading the team in rebounds (7.8).
  • Western Carolina is shooting 43.0 percent from the field, including 19.1 percent from long range, and is averaging 63.0 points per game.
    • The Catamounts’ defense is holding its opponents to 36.5 percent shooting from the field, including 26.5 percent from the arc, and keeping them to 53.5 points per game.
  • The Catamounts have outrebounded its opponents in all five of its games this season.
  • WCU has sported a different lineup in each of its five games this season, while the team began the season 3-0 and are currently on a two-game losing streak.

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