Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hey, you! Yes, you! Support the Women's Team in the WNIT!

Hello, folks. It's that time once again where I, a Texas resident, implore you to attend a game at Coleman Coliseum in....Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

While this site is called the Alabama Basketball Blog, we typically only cover the men's team here. Speaking for myself, it's not due to a lack of interest in women's basketball. It's time. Or a lack of time that can be devoted to the women's team. I hate that because Kristy Curry has done a great job with a program that was in a smoking crater when she arrived, and her efforts deserve more recognition. In her fifth season, she has taken the program to its third straight postseason appearance, and she's got a great recruiting class coming in next season, headlined by ESPN top 100 recruit, Gabriella Crawford. 

That's right, while the men's team has ended its season, Coach Curry and her team play on in the WNIT. The ladies have won the first two games in the 64-team tournament, and will be looking to make the quarterfinals of the WNIT for the second straight season when they host Georgia Tech on Thursday. Game time is 7 P.M. CT. There is no television so anyone in the area that can get out to Coleman and cheer these ladies on, please do. If you're a UA student, you will receive free admission to the game. I hope those of you in the area can make it to Coleman and cheer on this team.

A quick note on the men's side: Ar'Mond Davis will transfer for his final year of eligibility as a grad transfer. This has been the rumor for months so it doesn't come as a big surprise. I thought Ar'Mond looked good in the games he played in Canada (8.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg), but he suffered a knee injury, and either he was unable to return from that or he got lost in the numbers game as the team took shape. Best wishes to Ar'Mond as he prepares for the next step in his life.

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