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A-Day wrap-up: Not about stats, but about how the game is played

A-Day wrap-up: Not about stats, but about how the game is played

What to get for the man who has everything? If you’re buying for Nick Saban right now, try to find one of those fancy laser pens Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith hold up in “Men In Black” that, when flashing, erases the memory of the person looking at them.

Avery Johnson needs to use NIT to focus on future

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Avery Johnson needs to use NIT to focus on future

In two previous NIT trips, Avery Johnson stuck with his conventional strategies and rotations – and got a pair of lackluster losses for his trouble with teams that clearly were uninterested in playing any more basketball.

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Alabama’s postseason fate may depend on upsetting Wildcats again

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 15, 2019 Where to watch: Alabama (18-14 – #60 Pomeroy Rating) vs. No. 4 Kentucky (26-5 – #8), Today 6 p.m. Central, Bridgestone Arena (Nashville), SEC Network Who to watch: Herbert Jones. January’s upset of the Wildcats is best remembered as Tevin Mack’s breakout game, with six made 3-pointers. […]

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Pressure on to duplicate what worked against Rebels in regular season

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 14, 2019 Where to watch: Alabama (17-14 – #60 Pomeroy Rating) vs. Ole Miss (20-11 – #43) – Today 6 p.m. Central, Bridgestone Arena (Nashville), SEC Network Who to watch: John Petty. If Bama is to rescue its season again with another unlikely SEC tournament run, it badly needs […]

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Spring practice: 10 positions, 10 questions

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Spring practice: 10 positions, 10 questions

Alabama’s first spring practice is in the books. Given the way the 2018 season ended, there will probably be greater fan scrutiny on 2019 spring practices than in recent years.

Here’s our look at 10 key positions headed into spring, which could see more shuffling of personnel than expected given the turnover in position assistant jobs and the new perspective first-year assistants might bring to their evaluations.

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Arkansas trip is last best chance to reverse ugly trends

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Arkansas trip is last best chance to reverse ugly trends

Whether it is an over reliance on 17-year-old Kira Lewis late in the year or teams getting more tape on Avery Johnson’s offensive sets, Bama’s last best chance to correct course will be against the Hogs, who are giving up 72.9 points per game and haven’t held anyone besides Vanderbilt under 70 points since the end of January.

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Tide and Tigers united by lingering doubts with Round 2 ahead

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 5, 2019 Where to watch: Auburn (20-9, 9-7 SEC – #16 Pomeroy Rating) at Alabama (17-12, 8-8 – #56) – Today, 8 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, ESPNU Who to watch: Riley Norris. It would be a mild surprise if the senior from Albertville got the start, but if it […]

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Rematch won’t get any easier against No. 13 LSU

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 2, 2019 Where to watch: No. 13 LSU (23-5, 13-2 SEC – #21 Pomeroy Rating) at Alabama (17-11, 8-7 – #56) – Today 11 a.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, ESPN Who to watch: Herbert Jones. If ever a time existed for Jones to find his lost mojo, the rematch with […]

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Stretch run begins with Tevin Mack’s return to South Carolina

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Stretch run begins with Tevin Mack’s return to South Carolina

Homecoming games are tricky to predict, and Mack, who played at Columbia’s Dreher High, is already one of the hardest Bama players to peg. In February he has alternated double-digit scoring games with less-effective outings. If that pattern holds true he’s due for a big game after being held to just eight points against Vanderbilt

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Coaching drama overshadows rematch with dismal Dores

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Coaching drama overshadows rematch with dismal Dores

Is Avery Johnson’s heart even in this anymore? The grumblings that began last year when his most talented team at the Capstone nearly missed the NCAA tournament have blossomed into a very loud chorus in the face of three consecutive brutal losses.

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