ALABAMA 69, SOUTHERN 56
TUSCALOOSA, AL – Alabama slowly built on a small halftime lead against Southern, outscoring the Jaguars by 10 points in the second half to eventually take command and roll to victory in Round 1 of the Postseason WNIT.
The Crimson Tide (18-13) will host UCF (22-10) in Round 2, 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 18.
Ashley Williams scored 19 points for Alabama, which built a 15-point lead in the third quarter. The home team struggled a bit from 3-point range (4-of-20), but a 23-6 edge in made free throws and a huge lead in rebounds (50-26) helped soften the blow. Hannah Cook scored 15 points and Jordan Lewis added 11 points.
Southern (17-14) was led by Jaden Towner’s 16 points, five rebounds and four steals. Alryic Scott added 15 points for the Jaguars, who forced 15 turnovers and only had six themselves.