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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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Rating the 2016 SEC recruiting classes

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Rating the 2016 SEC recruiting classes

The addition of Jamar King at the last moment brought Alabama up to a rating of “Excellent” in the “Needs Filled” category; otherwise, it would have been hard to rank the Crimson Tide No. 1 in the country overall over Florida State. Alabama, over the past few years, has finished with at least one position group’s worth of signees somewhere to be called best-in-class; in 2016, Alabama did it for at least one position group and maybe as many as three. Alabama got the nation’s best linebacker haul, picking up three 10.0-rated prospects on Signing Day: Ben Davis, Lyndell Wilson and Terrell Hall. But Alabama also was in the running for best OL class, headed by Jonah Williams

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Recruiting: Alabama’s 2016 class goes the blue-collar route

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Recruiting: Alabama’s 2016 class goes the blue-collar route

Alabama signed seven players who ranked a perfect 10.0 on TideFans.com/NARCAS’s 10-point scale, down from 11 a year ago. Alabama’s 25 signees averaged a rating of 9.79, a bit off last year’s 9.86, which tied for the highest-measured Alabama class in school history, along with the 2012 class. Alabama was able to maintain a high ranking nationally, relative to other top classes, in part due to the lack of concentration of the top available players at any one school.

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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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Recruiting 2016: Bama’s final attack plan as Signing Day approaches

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By Jess Nicholas TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief Jan. 31, 2016 Those who cover college football recruiting have found something as rare as a flawless diamond: Consensus. Consensus, in this case, on a concept – the 2015-2016 recruiting season has been the hardest to predict or analyze in history. Given how many prospects treat another concept – the […]

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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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Cold weather can’t stop the celebration of #16

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Cold weather can’t stop the celebration of #16

Cold weather in Tuscaloosa on Saturday didn’t stop Coach Nick Saban, his players, and the thousands of fans who showed up to celebrate Alabama’s sixteenth national championship. Here are some pictures from the celebration.

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LSU 72, Alabama 70: Tigers get a scare, but Tide gets another loss

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LSU 72, Alabama 70: Tigers get a scare, but Tide gets another loss

Alabama battled valiantly all day against faster, deeper, more talented LSU, but was done in by an offensive rebound, as Tim Quarterman put back his own miss with 33 seconds left to give the Tigers a 72-70 win in Tuscaloosa.

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