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This week in the SEC: Title plans keep getting wrecked by road rage

By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 9, 2016 Way back in the stone ages, when watching Southeastern Conference basketball mostly meant channel surfing to find the Jefferson-Pilot syndication package, the late Joe Dean Sr. had a theory on how to read the SEC standings in light of the difficulty of winning on the road. Dean’s […]

Tide hands flailing Tigers another SEC defeat

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Tide hands flailing Tigers another SEC defeat

Alabama spread the scoring wealth Saturday, as five players scored 11 or more points in an 80-71 thumping of Missouri at Coleman Coliseum.

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Alabama 82, Mississippi State 80 (OT): Tide emerges battered, bruised – but not beaten

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Alabama 82, Mississippi State 80 (OT): Tide emerges battered, bruised – but not beaten

It took an extra five minutes, but Alabama finally got its first conference road win, rallying from a seven-point deficit in the closing minutes and a four-point hole in overtime to knock off Mississippi State 82-80.

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This week in the SEC: Almost halftime, so let’s check the highlights

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Player of the half-year: Tyler Ulis, Kentucky – The 5-foot-9 sophomore point guard is the glue keeping the mercurial Wildcats together. His statistics (16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds per game) don’t capture the whole story of the energy he brings to the lineup, the superior decisions he makes and the grit he shows racking up more minutes than John Calipari would like.

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The road to redemption begins in Starkville

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 2, 2016 Where to watch: Alabama (11-9, 2-6 SEC) at Mississippi State (9-11, 2-6) – 8 p.m. Central today, Humphrey Coliseum, SEC Network Who to watch: Donta Hall. The freshman center from Luverne is showing plenty of promise when he’s on the floor, matching his season high with six […]

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South Carolina 78, Alabama 64: An unappetizing loss in Columbia’s Whistle Stop Cafe

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Jan. 30, 2016 Alabama battled foul trouble and cold shooting all evening but never found a way over the hump as South Carolina evened the season series with a 78-64 home victory. What did we learn today?: Why the Gamecocks are undefeated in their home gym. Alabama got whistled for […]

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Alabama may try new formula to brew up sweep of Gamecocks

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Jan. 30, 2016 Where to watch: Alabama (11-8, 2-5 SEC) at South Carolina (18-2, 5-2) – 5 p.m. Central today, Colonial Life Arena, SEC Network Who to watch: Riley Norris. He hasn’t come close to duplicating his out-of-nowhere 27-point performance against the Gamecocks that launched the Jan. 13 upset at […]

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Alabama 63, Tennessee 57: Crimson Tide rediscovers offense in nick of time

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Jan. 26, 2016 On a night when a miserable start and a malfunctioning offense threatened to send not only the game out of reach but possibly Alabama’s season spiraling out of control, the Crimson Tide clawed its way back for a wild 15-point comeback, downing Tennessee 63-57 at Coleman Coliseum. […]

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This Week In The SEC: The league wanted a challenge, and boy has it got one

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Jan. 26, 2016 The SEC has been asking for a showcase event to prove it belongs in the ranks of the elite basketball conferences. Ready or not, it gets its wish Saturday. The Big 12-SEC Challenge takes place for the third time, but feels like a new creation. Where previous […]

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Tide needs to come up big against small Vols

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Jan. 26, 2016 Where to watch: Tennessee (10-9, 3-4 SEC) at Alabama (10-8, 1-5) – 9 p.m. Central today, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network Who to watch: Retin Obasohan. It’s hard to go wrong anytime focusing on the 6-foot-1 senior from Belgium, who averages a team-high 14.8 points per game. But […]

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