January 18, 2014

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Alabama's road gets tougher

After hosting three of four games to open conference play, the University of Alabama women's basketball team will be on the road for much of its foreseeable future.

Alabama will be on the road for five of its next seven Southeastern Conference games, starting this afternoon against No. 8 South Carolina.

The Crimson Tide has dropped all four of its road games this season and is just 2-2 in games played on a neutral site.

Senior guard Shafontaye Myers leads Alabama in scoring with 15.6 points per game and is tied for 11th nationally in 3-point field goals made per game (3.12). She has been the Crimson Tide's leading scored in 10 of 17 games and leads the team in 3-point field goal percentage (42.7).

When asked about what she knew about South Carolina coming into the game, Alabama coach Kristy Curry noted the Gamecocks' "size and athleticism."

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