TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Megan Abrams tied her career best with 27 points, Brittany Davis added 23 — including four 3-pointers — and Alabama upset No. 12 Tennessee 74-64 in Southeastern Conference women's basketball Thursday night.
JaMya Mingo-Young shot just 2-for-8 from the field but finished with eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals. The 5-foot-8 junior has four games with at least five steals this season for the Crimson Tide, who had lost three straight in the series with the Lady Volunteers.
Davis made a 3, and Abrams added two free throws and a 3 before Davis hit again from behind the arc to cap an 11-0 run that gave Alabama (13-11, 4-9) a 13-point lead with 2:56 remaining in the first half. Sara Puckett and Rae Burrell each made a layup to trim Tennessee's deficit to 38-29 at the break, but Hannah Barber made a jumper 21 seconds into the third quarter and Alabama led by double figures the rest of the way.
The Lady Vols (21-5, 10-3) shot 39% (23-for-59) from the field but were just 3-for-12 from 3-point range and made only 15 of 26 free throws (58%). Alabama was 10-of-25 from behind the arc — just the sixth time this season the Tide reached double figures in made 3s — and shot 88% from the foul line by making 14 of 16 free throws.
Tennessee's Tamari Key was 7-for-10 from the field and finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Burrell scored 13 points and Jordan Horston added 12, but the duo combined to shoot 10-of-31 (32%) from the field.
The Lady Vols have lost by double figures their past four road games — and are minus-64 scoring in the span — and have lost four of their past seven games overall after a nine-game winning streak. They visit top-ranked South Carolina on Sunday, when Alabama is at Texas A&M (14-10 4-8).