TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It was a defensive battle Thursday night inside Coleman Coliseum as Alabama took down Texas A&M, 61-46.


The Crimson Tide might not have had their best offensive night, shooting just 38% from the floor, but they shined on defense as they held the Aggies to just 35% from the field and 18.8% from deep.


Texas A&M was never able to settle into a rhythm offensively, as Alabama’s pesky defense routinely forced shot clock violations. And that was if they could get it past half-court.


“I thought our full-court pressure didn’t allow them to get comfortable,” said Head Coach Kristy Curry.


Curry mixed up her defenses throughout the night which gave a depleted A&M fits as they tried to summon offense against the Tide.


“They’re active, they’re physical, they’re tough,” said Texas A&M Head Coach Joni Taylor on the struggles of playing Alabama.


Perhaps the toughest player on Alabama’s team was senior Brittany Davis.


Davis returned to action just four days after sitting out the Ole Miss game with a boot on her right foot. The senior seemed unfazed, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds.


“I’m feeling good,” said Davis following the game.


The focus in her return? “Just pick up where I left off and help our team be the best we can.”


Hannah Barber had a season-high 14 points, with 12 of them coming in the first half alone. Her backcourt partner Sarah Ashlee Barker added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds on the night.


Injury Report

Megan Abrams remained out with injury, while JaMya Mingo-Young is still out with a personal issue.


Up Next

Alabama hosts No. 3 LSU on Monday. Tip is set for 6 p.m. CT.


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