Tide earns first road win in four years

CW Staff

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Alabama women’s basketball team (11-16, 3-11) outscored Arkansas (12-15, 4-10) by 13 points in the second half to win 69-58 over the Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday.

The victory marked the first Southeastern Conference road win for the Crimson Tide since Feb. 12, 2006, and first win in Fayetteville since Jan. 10, 2002.

“We got off to a good start in the second half and played really well,” said head coach Wendell Hudson. “We made some baskets and Arkansas missed some shots giving us a chance to build a bit of a lead.”

Senior Dedrea Magee led Alabama in scoring with 15 points in addition to nine rebounds and six assists, while junior Tierney Jenkins notched her 11th double-double of the season with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore Ericka Russell added 10 points to round out the three Tide players scoring in double figures.

Alabama shot 46.2 percent from the floor, including 50.0 percent in the second half. The Tide bench outscored the Razorback reserves 48-22, and Alabama collected 11 more rebounds in the contest leading the battle of the boards 45-34.

The Tide will play its final home game of the 2010 season when it hosts Mississippi State on Thursday, Feb. 25. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.