Univ. of North Alabama Women's Basketball

Facilities & Directions

 

Flowers Hall


Flowers Hall opened in 1972 and has served as the home court for the University of North Alabama volleyball and men's and women’s basketball teams. The 3,500-seat venue has been home to multiple NBA and NCAA tournament games, as well as the Alabama/Mississippi High School All-Star Basketball Game on odd numbered years from 1991 to 2001.

The first basketball game played in Flowers Hall was on Oct. 5, 1972, when the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks battled in an exhibition game before a crowd that overflowed the capacity of the new facility. Since then, two other NBA games have taken place at Flowers Hall in the 1970’s.

Since the 1978-79 season, the Lion women’s basketball team has posted an impressive 301-137 record in Flowers Hall.

Flowers Hall also played host to the women’s NCAA Division II South Region championship game in the 1984-85 season, with Mercer University defeating the Lions 90-86 in overtime.

The UNA men's basketball team has posted a 446-143 home record over four decades. The Lion’s initial game against St. Bernard College ended in defeat on Nov. 18, but few opposing teams since have left Flowers Hall triumphant. In 1977 UNA posted a perfect 16-0 record at home and the 1984 Lions went 19-1 in Flowers Hall en route to a third place national finish.

Flowers Hall has also been the scene for nine men’s NCAA Division II playoff games, including regional tournaments in the 1976-77, 1980-81 and 1983-84 campaigns, and quarterfinal games in 1976-77, 1979-80 and 1983-84 - with UNA posting a perfect 9-0 record in those contests.

Flowers Hall is also the home of the Lion volleyball team, where the program has hosted numerous NCAA tournaments and has posted a 257-35 record at home since the 1995 season. The Lions’ home was also the host of the first-ever GSC volleyball tournament in 1982.

In 1985 the original synthetic floor was replaced with a new synthetic floor. Also, in that same year a new four-sided scoreboard was added to enhance the Lion’s home court. In 1989 new theater seating was installed on the home side for season-ticket holders.

In the summer of 2004, a new maple wood floor was installed, along with new scoreboards. More recently, the flooring was altered in the summer of 2008 to adjust the three-point lines to meet new NCAA rules. The men’s line was pushed back, but the women shot from the same three-point arc until 2011. In 2013, the flooring was sanded, repainted and restained, while the new UNA athletic logo was added at center court. The old three-point line used for women's games (prior to 2011) and high school games was also removed.


Directions
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Campus Address: 1 Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632


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Directions to UNA from Birmingham

  1. Take Interstate 65 north to Cullman
  2. Take Exit #310 and turn left (northwest) on Alabama Hwy 157 and go through West Point and Moulton
  3. Turn right (north) on Hwy 133 (also known as Wilson Dam Rd).
  4. Follow Wilson Dam Rd over Patton Island Bridge.
  5. After the bridge, stay straight and continue under the overpass (Hwy 133 will veer to the right).
  6. Continue straight at the next intersection
  7. Take the Florence Blvd exit and turn left under the overpass. Continue on Florence Blvd (Hwy 43 S).
  8. Follow the sign onto Tennessee Street to Downtown/UNA
  9. Turn right onto Seminary Street, which will bring you directly to the Harrison Entrance of campus.
  10. To reach the Office of Admissions, turn left and go one block and turn back to the left onto Court Street. Coby Hall is on the right with parking just past the building also on the right.

(An alternate route through Muscle Shoals would be to turn right (or north) onto Alabama 133 before getting to the U.S. 43 intersection. Highway 133 is also known as Wilson Dam Road and it crosses the new Patton Island Bridge into East Florence. That route provides an easy access to Braly Municipal Stadium, the site of UNA’s football games and the NCAA Division II National Championship Game. As the road’s current dead end, turn left, or west, onto Huntsville Road and approach the three-way intersection in the business district. Y to the right onto Royal Avenue which provides a direct route north to Braly. Royal passes under U.S. 72 coming from Huntsville.)

Directions to UNA from Huntsville

  1. Take U.S. Hwy 72 west through Madison, Athens, Rogersville and Killen to Florence
  2. in Florence, 72 also becomes Florence Boulevard, then Tennessee Street
  3. As Florence Boulevard makes a sweeping turn at the Florence Cemetery, be in the first right hand lane for a exit to Royal Avenue to go to Braly Municipal Stadium
  4. To go to main campus, stay in the next right hand lane which becomes Tennessee Street (due west and not angling southwest with the U.S. 72/43 designations.
  5. From Tennessee Street, turn right (north) on Seminary Street and follow it till it dead ends at the Harrison Entrance
  6. To get to Norton Auditorium, stay on Tennessee another block and turn right onto Court Street which will dead end at Irvine Avenue and Rogers Hall.
  7. Norton Auditorium sits to the left.

For another approach to Norton and to Flowers Hall (the basketball complex), stay on Tennessee still another block, then turn right (north) onto Pine Street, which crosses Irvine at the back of Norton and proceeds on north past Flowers Hall, which sits on the left beyond a bridge.

Directions to UNA from Memphis, Tennessee

  1. Take U.S. Highway 72 east through Germantown and Colliersville, Tennessee, Corinth and Iuka, Mississippi, and Cherokee, Barton, Pride and Tuscumbia, Alabama, to the intersection with U.S. 43
  2. Turn left (north onto 43, which will also be designated at that point, 72, 20 and 157)
  3. The roadway eventually becomes Woodward Avenue
  4. (See directions above for the Birmingham approach for the remainder of the route.)

Directions to UNA from Nashville, Tennessee

  1. Take I-65 south to Athens, Alabama, and exit at #351
  2. Turn right (west) on U.S. Highway 72
  3. See directions above for the Huntsville approach to UNA