NASHVILLE – For only the second time in history, the Alabama women’s basketball team won in Memorial Gymnasium after besting Vanderbilt, 84-65, on Thursday night in Nashville. With the win the Crimson Tide (12-14, 4-9 SEC) snaps its four-game losing streak, while the Commodores (6-20, 1-12 SEC) streak continues to seven games.
The 19-point victory for the Tide was the largest margin of victory in an SEC road matchup since Jan. 14, 1997, against Ole Miss.
Junior Cierra Johnson led the way for UA after coming up two points shy of tying her career high. Johnson totaled 25 points on an efficient 8-of-11 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and five assists. Sophomore Jasmine Walker chipped in 16 points and nine boards, while senior Shaquera Wade had 14 points and freshman Megan Abrams finished the game with 10 points.
Alabama shot 52.8 percent (28-of-53) for the contest, while also knocking down 7-of-15 attempts from beyond the arc. The Tide also dominated the paint by outscoring Vanderbilt 32-22 downlow and winning the rebounding battle, 37-21.
The Tide will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 24 when it hosts Georgia for Senior Night in Coleman Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. CT and will air live on SEC Network.