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Alabama falls to No. 7 Duke 90-40

Elliott Propes

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“The support in that gym tonight, no matter the score, was absolutely 
incredible,” Alabama coach Kristy Curry said. “You credit Duke on a night like tonight. When you go back and look now, we shot 55 shots to their 56, and they just made a lot more than we did.”

Alabama freshman Hannah Cook seemed to be the only bright spot for the Crimson Tide. For her first career start, she scored 19 of Alabama’s 40 points. She showed determination as well in the second half when she lost her shoe trying to get a rebound. She quickly threw the shoe to the sideline and then scored a basket in 
transition with just one shoe on.

“At first I didn’t know what to do,” Cook said. “Like what do you do when your shoe comes off? You would think the play would stop, but I just threw my shoe and tried to get back on defense and slid everywhere.”

The Crimson Tide split the weekend and is now 1-1. Alabama will be back in action on Tuesday when Jacksonville State comes to Foster Auditorium.

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Alabama falls to No. 7 Duke 90-40