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

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 […]

Bama picks a bad time to slide in loss to Bulldogs

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 20, 2016 Alabama picked a bad day for its worst home performance of the conference season, as Mississippi State exacted revenge for its overtime loss to begin the month with a 67-61 upset at Coleman Coliseum. What did we learn today?: Even obvious trap games can snare a blue […]

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Alabama faces its next big obstacle – expectations

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Feb. 20, 2016 Where to watch: Mississippi State (11-14, 4-9 SEC) at Alabama (16-9, 7-6) – 1:30 p.m. Central today, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network Who to watch: Jimmie Taylor. He may never become the low-post scoring machine Crimson Tide fans have envisioned, and his rebounding can be occasionally erratic but […]

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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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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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