Texas Tech coach Kristy Curry headed to Alabama

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech women's basketball coach Kristy Curry has left to take over at Alabama.

Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt says in a statement Saturday night Curry has resigned to take over the Crimson Tide.

Curry guided the Lady Raiders to a 21-11 mark this past season which ended in a first-round loss to South Florida in the NCAA tournament. She was 130-98 in her seven years at Texas Tech.

Alabama had reassigned women's basketball coach Wendell Hudson to an administrative role last month. The Crimson Tide went 68-87 and 14-64 in Southeastern Conference games during Hudson's five seasons. They were 13-18 this past year.

Hudson was Alabama's first black scholarship athlete. He played forward under coach C.M. Newton from 1970-73.