XU 64, UA 45: Turkey of a performance doesn’t fly in Thanksgiving blowout

By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Nov. 26, 2015 Another cold-shooting afternoon led to another lopsided loss to a team from southwest Ohio, as Alabama faded badly after...

Bama faces challenge against ranked Xavier

By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Nov. 25, 2015 Where to watch: Alabama (2-1) vs. No. 23 Xavier (4-0) - Thursday 11 a.m. Central, HP Field House (Bay...
Nov 20, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide forward Jimmie Taylor (10) blocks the shot of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns forward Shawn Long (21) at Coleman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

UA 105, ULL 93: Crimson Tide cruises in complete role reversal

The Crimson Tide can play as fast as Coach Avery Johnson wants and use that tempo to beat solid teams. While the Ragin’ Cajuns aren’t elite, they are the Sun Belt favorites and a likely Top 100 RPI team that returns all five starters, including NBA talent-in-waiting Shawn Long. And ULL didn’t play a bad game at all, shooting 45.9 percent and outrebounding Bama 43-32. But the Tide was otherworldly, shooting 54.2 percent and sinking 15 of its 25 3-point attempts while committing just 10 turnovers. Six players scored 10 or more points for the Crimson Tide, including Justin Coleman, Shannon Hale and Riley Norris with 18 apiece. It’s the most points Bama has scored in 11 years and the first time in a decade it cracked 100 points against a Division I team.

Bama faces Ragin’ Cajuns in Friday-night fight

By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Nov. 20, 2015 Where to watch: Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1) at Alabama (1-1). Today 7 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network-Plus Who to watch: Jimmie Taylor. Nine...
Nov 17, 2015; Dayton, OH, USA; Dayton Flyers forward Xeryius Williams (20) dunks the ball against Alabama Crimson Tide forward Donta Hall (35) during the second half at University of Dayton Arena. Dayton won 80-48. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Dayton 80, Alabama 48: Construction zone ahead for Crimson Tide, expect delays

Between 20 turnovers, a meager 29.8 percent shooting effort and being thoroughly outrebounded, everything that could go wrong for Alabama did in an 80-48 matinee loss at Dayton.

Quick Shots: Previewing Alabama-Dayton hoops

By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Nov. 17, 2015 Where to watch: Alabama (1-0) at Dayton (1-0) - Today noon Central, UD Arena, ESPN Who to watch: Dazon Ingram...
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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