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Alabama Travels to Arkansas For Thursday Night Contest

Alabama Travels to Arkansas For Thursday Night Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s basketball team will look to bounce back on Thursday night as the Crimson Tide takes on No. RV/24 Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The game at Bud Walton Arena will tip off at 6 p.m. CT on SEC Network.  

The Game

  • Alabama (15-5, 4-3 SEC) vs. Arkansas (17-5, 4-3 SEC) 
  • Series History: 42nd meeting vs. Razorbacks (Arkansas leads 26-15)

How to Follow

  • SEC Network

    • Courtney Lyle (play-by-play) and Christy Thomaskutty (analyst)

  • CTSN

    • Roger Hoover (play-by-play) on the call

  • Updates will be provided on the team’s official Twitter account, @AlabamaWBB

About the Tide

  • UA enters the game ranked 24th in the NET rankings
  • Alabama continues to rank in the top-15 nationally for its impressive shooting from distance
  • The Tide ranks 10th nationally in three point percentage (37.6) and 11th in three pointers per game (8.9)
  • Aaliyah Nye has helped lead the Tide from beyond the arc with a 45.2 three point percentage, which ranks first in the SEC and 14th nationally
  • Jada Rice has tallied 50 blocks this season to rank eighth in the NCAA, while averaging 2.5 blocks per game, 11th-best average nationally
  • As a team, Alabama is 29th nationally in scoring margin (14.6) and 39th nationally in scoring defense (57.2)
  • The Tide is led by Brittany Davis’ 17.3 points per game
  • Davis also leads the team in boards (6.6 rpg) and steals 1.7 (spg)
  • Hannah Barber paces UA in assists, tallying 2.7 per game, while Rice leads in blocks (2.5 bpg)
  • Additionally, Sarah Ashlee Barker has averaged 6.2 points per game, 4.9 boards per game, 2.2 assists per game and 1.6 steals a game
  • The Tide is coming off a loss (89-51) to No. 4 LSU on Monday night, which snapped a three-game winning streak by UA in SEC play 

The Razorbacks  

  • Arkansas is ranked 24th according to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and is receiving votes in the AP poll
  • The team enters Thursday’s game 38th in the NET rankings
  • Thursday will be the 42nd meeting between Alabama and Arkansas with Arkansas holding a 26-15 lead in the all-time series, which includes winning the last five meetings
  • Arkansas is the third-best team in the conference and 21st nationally for defensive boards, pulling down 29.8 per game
  • The team also averages 15.7 free throws a game, ranking 17th nationally
  • Erynn Barnum leads the SEC and ranks 17th nationally in…

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