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Kentucky 85, Alabama 59: Cats complete season sweep in SEC tourney

By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 11, 2016 The third time was no charm for Alabama against the Kentucky Wildcats, as the Crimson Tide faded down the stretch of an 85-59 loss in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament in Nashville. What did we learn today?: How big the gap is between Alabama and a […]

Alabama has to avoid another Cats catastrophe

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 11, 2016 Where to watch: No. 10 Alabama (18-13) vs. No. 2 Kentucky (23-8) – 6 p.m. Central today, Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.), SEC Network. Who to watch: Retin Obasohan. His early foul trouble in Thursday’s SEC tournament opener against Ole Miss became a perverse blessing, as the All-SEC […]

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Kentucky 78, Alabama 53: Offense crumbles in Bluegrass beatdown

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 23, 2016 Alabama got 29 points from Retin Obasohan and otherwise was a futile mess on offense in a 78-53 blowout loss at No. 16 Kentucky. What did we learn today?: This is a terrible matchup for the Crimson Tide, which should pray it doesn’t draw UK in the […]

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This week in the SEC: Teams in the middle forever blowing bubble chances

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 23, 2016 A week ago, bubble banter was sprouting up across the SEC. The league seemed to be solidly on pace to at least match last year’s five NCAA tournament bids, and talk was building that the SEC could get six teams into March Madness for the first time […]

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Tide can’t afford to get bullied again in the Bluegrass

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 23, 2016 Where to watch: Alabama (16-10, 7-7 SEC) at No. 16 Kentucky (20-7, 10-4) – 6 p.m. Central today, Rupp Arena, ESPN Who to watch: Shannon Hale. Whatever is holding the power forward out of the starting lineup at this point, it doesn’t appear to be physical. In […]

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This week in the SEC: Alabama’s suddenly making bracket racket again

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 16, 2016 March in Tuscaloosa used to mean more than spring football. When the NCAA tournament expanded in 1975 to include at-large teams for the first time, the Alabama Crimson Tide snagged a bid and started making itself at home. Bama returned the next spring and after a few […]

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

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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 […]

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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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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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