Buzzer-Beater Sinks Alabama Women's Basketball in Season Opener


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After managing to tie the game on a layup by junior Ariyah Copeland with seven seconds remaining, Alabama couldn't prevent Hampton from hitting a 3-point basket at the buzzer to pull out a 64-61 victory at Coleman Coliseum on Wednesday night. 

Redshirt junior Jordan Lewis totaled 14 points and seven rebounds, while adding a team-high six assists. Sophomore Brittany Davis scored 13 points off the bench in her first game for the Crimson Tide, while Copeland notched a double-double, with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

“Credit to Hampton, they made a good shot right there at the end,” Crimson Tide coach Kristy Curry said in a release. “It just seemed like we could not find the basket. You can’t shoot 27 percent from the floor and win. 

"I thought we had good effort to out-rebound them like we did, but again, you have to have enough toughness to make shots and for whatever reason we were just really cold tonight."

Makayla Timmons drained a 3-pointer at the top of the key for the game-winning basket.

Overall, Alabama (0-1) out-rebounded Hampton 40-32, with 19 on the offensive end. The Crimson Tide bench contributed 25 points, while holding the Lady Pirates (1-0) bench to only six.

Alabama will hit the road on Tuesday, at Clemson (6 p.m. CT, ACC Network Extra).

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