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Oct 21, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Avery Johnson speaks with the media during SEC Tipoff held at Ballantyne Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

UA 77 KSU 64: Tide wins in tuneup before schedule ramps up

Alabama got scoring from nine different players and significant minutes from 10 as the Crimson Tide took control early and took a comfortable, if not dominating, 77-64 home victory against Kennesaw State in the regular season debut of coach Avery Johnson.
Jan 22, 2015; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Justin Coleman (5) dribbles during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas defeated Alabama 93-91 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

Quick Shots: Previewing tonight’s Tide hoops

Big thing to watch: Alabama’s tempo. The Tide shot better than 51 percent against Trevecca and only committed 10 turnovers, and while KSU is a better team, it still could be one of the worst in America, picked by coaches and media alike to finish seventh in the eight-team Atlantic Sun Conference.

Bama hoops desperately seeking breakout performers

By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Oct. 28, 2015 Saying a basketball roster is full of complementary players isn’t much of a compliment. Alabama finds itself with a number...
Dec 18, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson reacts during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Early out-of-conference schedule will measure Tide hoops

Alabama basketball opens the Avery Johnson era in a little more than a month with a Friday the 13th home opener against Kennesaw State. It’s the first of 12 non-conference games for the Crimson Tide. But not all games are created equal, or are equally interesting. Out of the opponents locked into the schedule, these five should provide the strongest clues to where Bama stands before SEC play begins.

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