2017–18 Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball team

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2017–18 Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball
Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
WNIT, Quarterfinals
Conference Southeastern Conference
2017–18 record 20–14 (7–9 SEC)
Head coach Kristy Curry (5th season)
Assistant coach Kelly Curry
Assistant coach Brooks Donald-Williams
Assistant coach Shereka Wright
Home arena Coleman Coliseum
Seasons
2017–18 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Mississippi State 16 0   1.000     37 2   .949
No. 7 South Carolina 12 4   .750     29 7   .806
No. 18 Georgia 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
No. 12 Tennessee 11 5   .688     25 8   .758
No. 17 Missouri 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
No. 14 Texas A&M 11 5   .688     26 10   .722
No. 24 LSU 11 5   .688     19 10   .655
Alabama 7 9   .438     20 14   .588
Kentucky 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
Auburn 5 11   .313     14 15   .483
Arkansas 3 13   .188     13 18   .419
Florida 3 13   .188     11 19   .367
Vanderbilt 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Ole Miss 1 15   .063     12 19   .387
2018 SEC Tournament winner
As of April 1, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball team represent the University of Alabama in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Crimson Tide, led by fifth-year head coach Kristy Curry, play their games at Coleman Coliseum and were members of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 20–14, 7–9 in SEC play to finish in eighth place. They lost in the second round of the SEC Women's Tournament to Kentucky. They received an automatic bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament defeat Southern, UCF and Georgia Tech in the first, second and third rounds before losing to Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Quanetria Bolton 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Anniston HS Anniston, AL
G 2 Amber Richardson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Southeast Raleigh Magnet HS Garner, NC
G 3 Jordan Lewis 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) So Lake Highland Prep Windermere, FL
G 5 Alana da Silva 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Sr New Mexico Junior College São Paulo, Brazil
G 10 DaiJia Ruffin 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr Sacred Heart Academy
Tennessee–Martin
Lexington, KY
G 11 Hannah Cook 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Ozark HS Ozark, MO
G 13 Coco Knight 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) Sr Baldwin County HS
Shelton State CC
Bay Minette, AL
G 15 Meoshonti Knight 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Sr Central Catholic HS Morgan City, LA
F 20 Ashley Williams 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Sr Alcovy HS Covington, GA
G 21 Taylor Berry 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Jr Mount Carmel Academy New Orleans, LA
G 23 Shaquera Wade 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Jr Huntsville HS Huntsville, AL
F 25 Ashley Knight 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) So Lyndon B. Johnson HS Austin, TX
F 26 Jasmine Walker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) So Jefferson Davis HS Montgomery, AL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/01/2017*
7:00 PM
Antelope Valley W 108–53 
Coleman Coliseum (1,811)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Non-conference regular season
11/10/2017*
7:00 PM
Alabama A&M W 90–32  1–0
Coleman Coliseum (2,414)
Tuscaloosa, AL
11/13/2017*
7:00 PM
Utah W 65–60  2–0
Coleman Coliseum (2,035)
Tuscaloosa, AL
11/16/2017*
11:30 AM
Jacksonville W 75–60  3–0
Coleman Coliseum (4,179)
Tuscaloosa, AL
11/19/2017*
1:00 PM
at Georgia Southern W 84–36  4–0
Hanner Fieldhouse (458)
Statesboro, GA
11/23/2017*
1:30 PM
vs. NC State
Puerto Rico Clasico
L 49–68  4–1
Cardinal Gibbons Arena (57)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/24/2017*
4:00 PM
vs. Elon
Puerto Rico Clasico
L 55–60  4–2
Cardinal Gibbons Arena (87)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/01/2017*
12:00 PM, FSSW
at TCU
Big 12/SEC Women's Challenge
L 67–88  4–3
Schollmaier Arena (3,457)
Fort Worth, TX
12/07/2017*
6:30 PM, ESPN3
at Lipscomb W 73–51  5–3
Allen Arena (216)
Nashville, TN
12/10/2017*
2:00 PM
Grambling State W 73–49  6–3
Coleman Coliseum (2,009)
Tuscaloosa, AL
12/17/2017*
2:00 PM
SMU W 59–44  7–3
Coleman Coliseum (2,229)
Tuscaloosa, AL
12/19/2017*
12:00 PM
Missouri State W 65–61  8–3
Coleman Coliseum (1,971)
Tuscaloosa, AL
12/20/2017*
7:00 PM
Murray State W 68–47  9–3
Coleman Coliseum (2,070)
Tuscaloosa, AL
12/28/2017*
7:00 PM
Florida A&M W 91–55  10–3
Coleman Coliseum (2,410)
Tuscaloosa, AL
SEC regular season
12/31/2017
2:00 PM
No. 16 Missouri L 56–62  10–4 (0–1)
Coleman Coliseum (1,370)
Tuscaloosa, AL
01/04/2018
6:00 PM
at Florida W 63–54  11–4 (1–1)
O'Connell Center (1,305)
Gainesville, FL
01/07/2018
3:00 PM, SECN
at Arkansas W 83–76  12–4 (2–1)
Bud Walton Arena (2,001)
Fayetteville, AR
01/11/2018
7:00 PM
LSU W 65–51  13–4 (3–1)
Coleman Coliseum (2,323)
Tuscaloosa, AL
01/14/2018
3:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 4 Mississippi State L 61–75  13–5 (3–2)
Humphrey Coliseum (9,010)
Starkville, MS
01/18/2018
7:00 PM
No. 16 Texas A&M L 54–73  13–6 (3–3)
Coleman Coliseum (2,117)
Tuscaloosa, AL
01/21/2018
2:00 PM
Vanderbilt W 77–75  14–6 (4–3)
Coleman Coliseum (2,643)
Tuscaloosa, AL
01/25/2018
6:00 PM
at Kentucky L 54–79  14–7 (4–4)
Memorial Coliseum (4,957)
Lexington, KY
01/28/2018
4:00 PM, SECN
at Auburn L 60–69  14–8 (4–5)
Auburn Arena (3,357)
Auburn, AL
02/04/2018
1:00 PM, SECN
Arkansas L 66–74  14–9 (4–6)
Coleman Coliseum (2,265)
Tuscaloosa, AL
02/08/2018
6:00 PM, SECN
No. 7 South Carolina L 66–79  14–10 (4–7)
Coleman Coliseum (2,313)
Tuscaloosa, AL
02/11/2018
2:00 PM
at Ole Miss W 82–79  15–10 (5–7)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss (1,641)
Oxford, MS
02/15/2018
5:30 PM, SECN
at No. 11 Tennessee W 72–63  16–10 (6–7)
Thompson–Boling Arena (8,432)
Knoxville, TN
02/18/2018
4:00 PM, SECN
Auburn W 70–60  17–10 (7–7)
Coleman Coliseum (3,285)
Tuscaloosa, AL
02/22/2018
7:00 PM
No. 19 Georgia L 43–49 OT 17–11 (7–8)
Coleman Coliseum (2,103)
Tuscaloosa, AL
02/25/2018
2:00 PM
at No. 24 LSU L 78–79 OT 17–12 (7–9)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (3,016)
Baton Rouge, LA
SEC Women's Tournament
03/01/2018
12:00 PM, SECN
(8) vs. (9) Kentucky
Second Round
L 64–71  17–13
Bridgestone Arena 
Nashville, TN
Women's National Invitation Tournament
03/14/2018*
7:00 PM
Southern
First Round
W 69–56  18–13
Coleman Coliseum (294)
Tuscaloosa, AL
03/18/2018*
2:00 PM
UCF
Second Round
W 80–61  19–13
Coleman Coliseum (321)
Tuscaloosa, AL
03/22/2018*
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Third Round
W 61–59  20–13
Coleman Coliseum (640)
Tuscaloosa, AL
03/25/2018*
1:00 PM, ACCN Extra
at Virginia Tech
Quarterfinals
L 67–74  20–14
Cassell Coliseum (1,067)
Blacksburg, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in CST.

Source:[1]

Rankings[edit]

2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball rankings

Regular Season Polls
Poll Pre-
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Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR N/A
Coaches NR N/A NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received Votes

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