Oats era presents new chance to break old pattern

There’s a new excitement surrounding the basketball team in Tuscaloosa. A new head coach has drawn prominent praise well beyond the borders of Alabama. There’s talk of a new attitude and a new style of play that will get the Crimson Tide back to the NCAA tournament on a regular basis. Some promising newcomers are days away from their official debut and an even better recruiting haul may be just around the corner.

Penn 81, Alabama 80: Perils in the paint show up right from the start

Kira Lewis scored a career-high 30 points but it was his two missed free throws with two seconds left that doomed Alabama in an...

It’s Quakers vs. Oats in season-opening showdown

Where to watch: Penn (#112 KenPom Rating) at Alabama (#70) - Today 7 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network-Plus (online only) Who to watch: Jaden...

Alabama 78, Florida Atlantic 59: Thinned-out Tide still too much for overwhelmed Owls

A pair of freshmen combined for 36 points as Alabama roared past Florida Atlantic for a 78-59 home victory. What did we learn today?: Even...

Rhode Island 93, Alabama 79: First road trip leads to jarring dead end

Alabama dug itself into a 22-point hole in its first road game of the season and never found a way to completely escape, falling...

Nate Oats off and running to start frenetic basketball offseason

Four days ago, Nate Oats wrapped up his fourth season as head coach of Buffalo with a tough loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament.Three days ago he was checking voicemails after landing back in upstate New York and discovered one from Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne.

Bama must get braver at the rim versus Florida Atlantic

Where to watch: Florida Atlantic (1-1, #179 KenPom rating) at Alabama (0-1, #72) - Today 7 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network-Plus (online only) Who...

Young Tide gets first road test against veteran-laden Rhode Island

Where to watch: Alabama (1-1 - #68 KenPom rating) at Rhode Island (1-1 - #90) - Today 6:30 p.m. Central, Ryan Center, NBC Sports...
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Commentary: Thoughts on a basketball interregnum

With Avery Johnson officially out after four seasons as Alabama’s basketball coach, a few scattered thoughts... Defections are coming, but that would have happened either way:
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Basketball gets some summer love ahead of Canada trip

Approximately 2000 fans found their way inside Coleman Coliseum Wednesday evening for a first glance at how Alabama's most heralded basketball recruiting class would blend with its returning core of players.

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