TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The crowd inside Coleman Coliseum came alive for senior night on Sunday as Alabama defeated Vanderbilt 77-71.

“They were definitely a sixth man… I know our team really fed off their energy,” said Head Coach Kristy Curry regarding the fans’ impact on the game.

The win secures the Tide an Iron-Bowl matchup in the first round of the SEC Tournament to take on Auburn, while giving them a much easier path overall.

In front of dozens of her family and friends, Brittany Davis had an unforgettable night, knocking down eight three-pointers on near-perfect shooting.

Her eight threes on the game tie Alabama’s all-time record. The feat hasn’t been accomplished in more than a decade for the team.

She would finish with 32 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.

Hannah Barber also had a great game, adding 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals.

JaMya Mingo-Young made countless tough plays for the Tide, as she finished with a double-double featuring 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Despite Coach Curry opting to open the game small, Jada Rice would have a big impact. She would finish nine points and six rebounds, including going 5-8 from the free-throw line.

Vanderbilt would apply full-court pressure immediately, but Davis quickly knocked down a three to open the contest for the Tide.

After a trip to the line from Jada Rice, who subbed in midway through the first, it would begin raining threes for Alabama.

A flurry of ball movement from the Crimson Tide led to two quick threes from Barber.

Alabama headed into the media timeout red-hot, up 15-4.

They would finish the quarter leading by seven, shooting 50% from deep.

Vanderbilt would then begin playing some stifling defense, allowing Alabama to get up just half the shots that the Commodores did.

The Tide would have eight turnovers in the quarter, with about half coming from unforced errors.

When all was said and done, Vanderbilt led 33-30 heading into the locker room.

Vanderbilt would come out of the half on a mission, scoring ten quick points before Alabama was forced to take a timeout.

Davis would knock down two contested threes that seemed to reinvigorate the Tide.

Alabama would then score 11 points unanswered to regain the lead.

They would maintain that lead heading into the fourth.

The Commodores would score the first six points of the quarter, but Alabama fought hard, making five of their last seven field goals going into the final minute of the game.

Despite it becoming just a one-possession game at one point, the Tide were able to close out the game at the line.

“Just loved the toughness and grit that the kids showed down the stretch to find a way to win,” said Coach Curry.

Vanderbilt’s Sacha Washington had a great outing, scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds on 50% shooting from the field.

The Commodores’ leading scorer Jordyn Cambridge couldn’t get her shot to fall, scoring just 10 points on 3-11 shooting.

Alabama finishes the regular season 15-12, 6-10 in the SEC. Vanderbilt finishes at 13-17, 4-12 in the SEC.

The Alabama Crimson Tide head to Nashville to take on Auburn in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday. Tip is set for 25 minutes following the first game, which begins at 11 a.m. CT. The game will air on the SEC Network.

PHOTO CREDIT to Skylar Lien.