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GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Utah 96, Alabama 86

Associated Press

NASSAU, Bahamas - Gianna Kneepkens scored 21 points, Alissa Pili added 18 points and Jenna Johnson had 17 to help No. 17 Utah beat Alabama 93-86.

Utah (5-0) moved up eight spots in The AP Top 25 poll after setting a school record for points in a 124-78 victory over then-No. 16 Oklahoma last week. Its the highest the Utes have been ranked since the 2018-19 season.

Isabel Palmer had 12 points and six assists off the bench for Utah, which shot 59% from the field and made 27 of 28 free throws.

Pili scored 12 points, on 5-of-6 shooting, in the first half to keep Utah within 52-48. Palmer sank a shot from beyond midcourt at the third-quarter buzzer to give Utah a 75-68 lead and the Utes led by at least five points throughout the fourth quarter.

Brittany Davis scored 23 points and Aaliyah Nye added 17 for Alabama (2-2). Kennady McQueen and Megan Abrams each scored 15.

The Pink Flamingo Championship continues Wednesday, with Utah playing Mississippi and Alabama facing Wake Forest.

November 21, 2022


Utah
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Johnson F 34 7-9 3-3 0-0 3-5 3 0 1 5 3 17
A. Pili F 25 7-9 4-4 0-2 0-2 2 0 1 1 5 18
K. McQueen G 33 2-7 2-2 1-5 0-3 1 0 0 2 2 7
G. Kneepkens G 28 5-7 8-8 3-5 0-4 2 0 3 1 2 21
I. Vieira G 15 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 5 0 0 4 0 2
I. Palmer 25 3-9 5-5 1-3 0-2 6 0 0 3 3 12
D. Young 19 3-6 1-2 0-2 1-2 0 0 1 1 1 7
K. Rees 15 2-2 2-2 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 2 1 6
T. Sidberry 6 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-2 0 0 0 2 1 3
Totals   200 30-51
(.588)
27-28
(.964)
6-18
(.333)
7-28 20 1 6 21 18 93


Alabama
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Rice C 26 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-3 1 4 2 0 4 4
B. Davis G 32 9-18 5-5 0-5 2-3 5 0 1 4 3 23
H. Barber G 31 3-5 0-0 1-2 0-3 3 0 0 2 1 7
A. Nye G 22 6-8 0-0 5-7 0-2 1 0 1 1 2 17
S. Barker G 12 1-2 0-0 1-1 1-3 0 0 1 4 5 3
L. McQueen 27 6-12 2-2 1-3 0-0 2 0 0 2 3 15
M. Abrams 22 5-12 5-7 0-3 2-4 1 0 0 2 0 15
J. Mingo-Young 10 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 0
J. Cunningham 7 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 2
K. Wade-Warren 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 1 0
R. Cobbins 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Totals   200 33-64
(.516)
12-14
(.857)
8-22
(.364)
8-23 14 4 5 18 25 86


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