Women’s Basketball Welcomes in Houston on Sunday – rolltide.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama women’s basketball continues its 2020 non-conference slate on Sunday when it hosts the Houston Cougars in Coleman Coliseum at 2 p.m. CT. Tickets are on sale for $5 and can be purchased through the Alabama Ticket Office.

FOLLOW ALONG

Fans unable to attend Sunday’s game can watch it live on SEC Network+ or listen on the Crimson Tide Sports Network (WTUG in Tuscaloosa). Eli Gold and Rick Moody have the call on the broadcast, while Roger Hoover will broadcast on the radio.

OPENING TIP

  • Alabama takes the court for its second game of the 2020-21 season on Sunday when it welcomes the Houston Cougars to Coleman Coliseum.
  • This is the second of three consecutive home games for the Crimson Tide as it started the season with Samford (W, 83-68) and closes out the homestand on Wednesday, December 2 against USC Upstate.
  • Sunday’s tilt between the Crimson Tide and Cougars marks the seventh meeting in the series that began in 1989. Houston won three of the first four contest, while Alabama has come away victorious in the last two in a home-and-home series in 2012 and 2013.

LAST TIME OUT

  • Alabama opened its 2020-21 season with an 83-68 win over in-state foe Samford in Coleman Coliseum Wednesday afternoon.
  • Forward Jasmine Walker led the Crimson Tide with 22 points on 9-17 shooting, including going 3-of-5 from the three-point line. She also led Alabama with seven rebounds. Forwards Ariyah Copeland (18) and De’Sha Benjamin (11) also scored in double digits for Alabama.
  • Guard Jordan Lewis, who had a game-high six assists, opened the contest and Alabama’s season with a three-point basket, to give the Tide a lead it would never relinquish. Overall, Alabama shot 40 percent from beyond the arc, tallying 33 points.

ABOUT HOUSTON

  • Houston enters Sunday’s game with a 1-0 record after defeating Oklahoma, 97-85, in Norman.
  • Four Cougars scored in double-figures led by Britney Onyeje with a team-high 23 points. Julia Blackshell-Fair finished just shy of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds, and Dymond Gladney led UH in assists with seven.
  • As a team, Houston shot 43.6 percent from the field.
  • The Cougars are coached by Ronald Hughey, who is in his seventh season at the helm at Houston. His overall and Houston coaching record is 72-114.

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