Two thumbs up for Alabama women’s basketball double overtime win at Texas A&M

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Just three days after beating the Tennessee Lady Volunteers by double digits, the University of Alabama women’s basketball team used their momentum to defeat the Texas A&M Aggies, 81-79, in double overtime at Reed Arena on Sunday February 20. The Crimson Tide, which is on a two-game winning streak, improved to 14-11 (5-9), while the Aggies fell to 14-12 (4-10) in 2021-22.

The triumph marked the Crimson Tide’s second straight road win in overtime minutes and its third road win in the last four road games.

Brittany Davis led the effort in scoring with a career-high 32 points on 12 of 26 from the field, including 7 of 15 from the arc. She added six rebounds and a steal.

The senior’s goal effort came after going 1 from 10 from the field in the first half, scoring just three points in the first 20 minutes of action. She followed that up with 21 points in the second half and 11 points in overtime.

Megan Abram scored 26 points on 9-of-23 shooting and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. The veteran added eight rebounds, three steals and an assist. JaMya Mingo-Young added a double-double on 11 points and 10 rebounds, while recording four assists and a pair of steals. Hannah Barber had 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal.

Alabama paced Texas A&M for less than 12 minutes in the game, but tried to gain control in the second half to force overtime. The Crimson Tide and Aggies were all squared 7-7 in the first overtime but edged the Aggies 9-7 in the second overtime.

The Crimson Tide shot 41.1 percent on 30 of 73 shots, including 10 of 28 from the arc. The Tide also connected on 11 of 19 attempts on the line. It was the Tide’s second straight game to score at least 10 three-point field goals.

Texas A&M outscored Alabama, 54-42, scoring 19 second-chance points, but the Crimson Tide forced the Aggies to commit 19 turnovers, scoring 14 points on those errors.

News and notes

  • Alabama is in its 48th season with an all-time record of 805-625 (.563).
    • The Crimson Tide is 14-11 (5-9 SEC) in 2021-22.

  • Kristy Curry is in his ninth season as head coach of the Crimson Tide, holding a record of 147-129 in his time at The Capstone.
    • Curry is in his 23rd season as head coach of his career, holding a 456-278 all-time record.

  • Alabama’s starting suit included guards Megan Abram, Hannah Barber, JaMya Mingo-Young and Brittany Davisand forward Khyla Wade-Warrenmarking the fourth time UA has used this starter combination.
    • JaMya Mingo-Young scored the first for Alabama in the game.
    • Jada Rice was the Crimson Tide’s first submarine.
    • Texas A&M won the first tip.

  • Brittany Davis scored in double digits in 23 of 25 games this season with his career-high 32-point performance against the Aggies.
    • Brittany Davis scored more than 20 points in two consecutive games, while Megan Abram scored more than 20 points in three straight games.

  • Hannah Barber has now made a three-pointer in 35 straight games, including every game this season, knocking down three against Texas A&M.
  • Two players foul for the first time this season – Jada Rice and Khyla Wade-Warren.
  • For the seventh time this season, JaMya Mingo-Young had 10 or more rebounds in a game, doing so in back-to-back wins over No. 12/8 Tennessee and Texas A&M.

How did it happen

  • It was a slow offensive start for Alabama, going 0 of 5 in the opening minutes.
  • JaMya Mingo-Young scored the Crimson Tide’s first points on a sixth-minute field goal drive.
    • Hannah Barber followed that up with a three-pointer as Alabama tied Texas A&M, 5-5.

  • At the end of the first quarter, the Aggies were leading the Crimson Tide, 15-12.
    • Alabama turned under 30.0% in the first quarter, while Brittany Davis had an unusual start as the Tide’s leading scorer, passing 1 of 7 from the field in the opening 10 minutes.

  • Texas A&M led Alabama, 31-22, at halftime.
    • The Aggies shot 39.4 percent from the field (13 of 33), while the Crimson Tide shot just 28.6 percent from the field (8 of 28).
      • JaMya Mingo-Young paced the Tide with seven of 3 of 7 runs from the field and just 1 of 3 from the line.

    • Texas A&M more than doubled Alabama’s rebound count, 30-14, scoring nine second-chance points.

  • Texas A&M opened the second half with a three-pointer to extend their lead, 34-22.
    • Megan Abram responded with a bucket to the rim, which sparked a 7-0 run, cutting Texas A&M’s lead to 34-29.

  • Brittany Davis rushed for an open lane to the basket as the clock ran out in the third quarter.
  • Texas A&M led Alabama, 42-41, entering the fourth quarter.
    • The blows began to fall for Brittany Davis in the third period, as she scored eight of 3 of 4 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers.
    • Megan Abram she herself had nine points in that quarter, including 3 of 3 from the free throw line.

  • Megan Abram scored back-to-back buckets in the eighth minute to help Alabama tie and then lead Texas A&M, 45-43, with eight minutes and 15 seconds left in the game.
    • Brittany Davis helped stretch that lead with a 3-pointer and then a logo jumper to force a 9-0 run and a 50-43 lead.

  • The Aggies began to cut the Crimson Tide’s lead after scoring their last three straight goals.
    • The Tide led the Aggies by just three points, 53-50, in a timeout with four minutes and seventeen seconds left in the game, with Kayla Wells still needing to go to the line to complete a game and one.

  • Alabama and Texas A&M were all squared, 65-65, at the end of regulation, which resulted in overtime.
    • Texas A&M scored the first five points in overtime.
    • Alabama tied the game at 72-72 with 27 seconds on the clock and the Texas A&M ball.
    • Alabama forced Texas A&M into a shot clock violation, so it became Alabama’s ball with nine seconds on the clock and a draw.
    • by Megan Abrams attempt with less than a second on the clock did not drop, resulting in a squared double overtime at 72-72.

  • Alabama held an 80-78 lead with 13 seconds on the clock and the Texas A&M ball.
    • Texas A&M called a timeout and advanced the ball.
    • Alabama extended their lead to 81-78 after Megan Abram knocked down one of the two free throws.
    • Khyla Wade-Warren fouled after Texas A&M recovered the ball, but the Aggies only made one of their two attempts.
    • Alabama wins in double overtime, 81-79.

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Alabama Women’s Basketball will travel to Baton Rouge, La. to meet LSU on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. CT.

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