After defeating Southern Louisiana by 48 points in the season opener, Alabama women’s basketball hits the road for its next contest, as it takes on Utah on Tuesday.
The combination of Shaquera Wade and Jasmine Walker led Alabama to its first win of the season. Wade had 20 points, which was the most points she’s scored in her four senior openers. It was the first time since 2014 that an Alabama player scored 20 or more points in a season opener since 2014.
Walker recorded her first career double-double finishing with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Alabama won the last meeting against Utah, defeating the Utes 65-60 in Tuscaloosa, but the Crimson Tide is extremely different since last year’s win. The only players still on its roster that played in the game are Wade, Taylor Berry and Ashely Knight.
Like Alabama, Utah won its first game of the season by more than 20 points. Dre’Una Edwards and Megan Huff finish with double-doubles in the Utes 74-52 win over Nevada. Edwards finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Huff had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
“They return an all-Pac 12 performer in Huff, who’s very, very talented,” coach Kristy Curry said. “Erika Bean brings athleticism and presence. They’ve added two freshmen that really help. Edwards is outstanding. It’s been fun for us because we actually have a real live game film… We’re really familiar with them from a year ago.”
The game will be the first time Alabama has ever visited Salt Lake City. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT.