Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama Women Confident It Can Break SEC Road Skid

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama Women Confident It Can Break SEC Road Skid

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The Alabama women's basketball team hits the road to play the No. 22 Florida Gators today.

Both teams are coming off home wins on Sunday. While Florida defeated LSU 53-45, Alabama finished off Georgia, 64-50. Before heading to Tuscaloosa, the Bulldogs had a road win of its own against the Gators, 61-71.

"It has to give us confidence with the win over Georgia and Georgia having won there," Alabama coach Kristy Curry said. "So it's a wonderful opportunity for us to get back on track on the road."

Thursday's game will mark Alabama's third SEC road game, and it has yet to win one.

With nine freshmen and sophomores on the team, senior Nikki Hegstetter noticed the nerves and differences in those underclassmen teammates with playing in unfamiliar surroundings.

"I think it's one of those things where you have to just grab someone by the shirt and say, 'You're playing basketball. …

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