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Basketball Preview Part 2: Size and savvy defines this year’s Crimson Tide

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Basketball Preview Part 2: Size and savvy defines this year’s Crimson Tide

Part 2: Entering year four of the Avery Johnson era, Alabama has firmly established an identity, even if it isn’t the frantic fast-breaking style Johnson would prefer in his heart. What the Crimson Tide has is a roster short on pure scorers but blessed with an abundance of tall, lanky athletes with impressive wingspans, plenty of game experience and a commitment to tenacious defense.

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Basketball Preview Part 1: Bama is back, but is it back to stay?

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Basketball Preview Part 1: Bama is back, but is it back to stay?

Alabama reclaimed its toehold in the world of college basketball prominence last season, returning to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012 and winning a game in the big dance for the first time in a dozen seasons.

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Villanova 81, Alabama 58: Blowout shows how much work remains in building a champion

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 17, 2018 Alabama’s short spring revival ended with a sharp thud Saturday, as top-seeded Villanova put together a flawless run to open the second half and leave the No. 9 Crimson Tide in the dust with an 81-58 blowout in the second round of the NCAA Tournament East Regional […]

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Crimson Tide must be at its best to tame top-seeded Villanova

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 17, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (20-15) vs. No. 1 Villanova (31-4), Today 11:10 a.m. Central, PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh), CBS Who to watch: Collin Sexton. If this is his only season in crimson, the freshman point guard is certainly going out in style. His NCAA Tournament […]

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Alabama 86, Virginia Tech 83: Tide shoots lights out to end NCAA drought

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 15, 2018 Freshmen Collin Sexton and John Petty combined for 45 points as No. 9 Alabama secured its first NCAA Tournament win since 2006 by outlasting No. 8 Virginia Tech 86-83 in an East Regional matchup in Pittsburgh. What did we learn today?: Not all hot shooting nights are […]

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Will Donta Hall be ready to make March Madness debut?

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 15, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (19-15) vs. No. 8 Virginia Tech (21-11) – Today 8:20 p.m. Central, PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh), TNT Who to watch: Donta Hall. Alabama’s big man practiced yesterday but Avery Johnson gave him just a 60 percent chance of playing in his […]

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Kentucky 86, Alabama 63: Cats take full advantage of depleted Tide

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Kentucky 86, Alabama 63: Cats take full advantage of depleted Tide

Kentucky’s offense proved unstoppable in the second half, as the No. 4 Wildcats shot better than 84 percent after the break to bury ninth-seeded Alabama 86-63 in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament in St. Louis.

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Wildcats the next challenge for banged-up Bama

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 10, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (19-14) vs. No. 4 Kentucky (22-10) – Today noon Central, Scottrade Center (St. Louis), ESPN Who to watch: Collin Sexton. The “Young Bull” is on pace to be SEC Tournament MVP, but how much gas is left in his tank after […]

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Alabama 81, Auburn 63: Crimson Tide trades in bubble for bragging rights

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Alabama 81, Auburn 63: Crimson Tide trades in bubble for bragging rights

No. 9 Alabama held top-seeded Auburn without a field goal for the first 10 minutes of the second half and advanced to the SEC Tournament semifinals for a second consecutive year with an 81-63 blowout in St. Louis.

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In shadow of the Arch, Bama must guard the arc versus Auburn

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 9, 2018 Where to watch: No. 9 Alabama (18-14) vs. No. 1 Auburn (25-6) – Today noon Central, Scottrade Center (St. Louis), ESPN Who to watch: Donta Hall. The undersized Tigers looked like the perfect victim for Hall in the Feb. 21 matchup at Auburn Arena, but instead they […]

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