Earlier this season Alabama women’s basketball ended two long-time losing streaks on the road at Florida and Arkansas. Those experiences didn’t seem to help the Crimson Tide in its 25-point, blowout loss at Kentucky.

Alabama women’s basketball
Alabama at Auburn
Were: Auburn Arena
When: 4 p.m.
Records: Alabama 14-7 (4-4), Auburn 10-9 (1-6)
TV: SEC Network
Radio: 93.3 FM

It was right when Alabama was feeling confident, too. Before making the trip to Lexington, seniors Quanetria Bolton and Ashley Williams said their team had learned a lot from those close road wins, but the Wildcats’ margin of victory says it all. In the SEC, previous experience only matters if a team gives its best effort for the full 40 minutes.

Fortunately for Alabama, it has a quick turnaround before playing on the road again. And this time, the name on the court should be enough to grab the Crimson Tide’s attention.

Alabama and Auburn split two matchups last season, and the road team came away with a dramatic victory each time. Although the Tigers are just 1-6 in conference play, Alabama coach Kristy Curry expects every league game to go down to the wire.

Auburn guards Janiah McKay and Daisa Alexander are two of the SEC’s best perimeter defenders on defense, both averaging just under three steals per game. McKay was a pain for the Crimson Tide last season, scoring 55 total points in the two games between the in-state rivals.

Playing well for Alabama right now is Williams, who is coming off a perfect six for six shooting performance against Kentucky.