Basketball


Women's basketball shifts focus to one game at a time

Beginning with Sunday's game at Ole Miss, Alabama women's basketball head coach Kristy Curry declared the team's remaining five games as a "two-week season" that will define how the players and coaches will look back on this year.  In order to make the most of the two-week season, the team is maintaining a narrow focus on being 1-0 for each game. Looking ahead to future opponents and considering tournament seedings have a time and a place, Curry said, but not during a late-season run. 


John Petty embraces maturation process, continues to be three-point specialist

Alabama freshman guard John Petty’s three-point shooting has won Alabama numerous games this season. At home against No. 11 Auburn on Jan. 17, Petty hit eight threes to propel Alabama to an important home win. While his shooting gives Alabama an edge, his shot selection has been questionable in certain situations. Taking the right shot at the right time has been part of his growing up process. He’s embraced constructive criticism and continues to mature in his shot selection.


Alabama fails to find any spark in loss to Missouri

Alabama gave the fans little to cheer about after blowing the roof off of Coleman Coliseum against Oklahoma. Inconsistency has defined Alabama’s season thus far. Now, it finds itself at 14-8 overall and 5-4 in SEC play. It was only the second home loss of the season thus far. In those two losses, Alabama scored less than 65 points. The team averages 74 points per game.