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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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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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Texas A&M 68, Alabama 66: Aggies just latest pothole on Tide’s road to ruin

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 3, 2018 Alabama ended the regular season with another offensive collapse, shooting under 38 percent from the field and missing a dozen free throws as Texas A&M overcame its own mental miscues to pull out a 68-66 victory in College Station. What did we learn today?: The freshmen on […]

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Auburn 90, Alabama 71: Defenseless Tide gets torched behind the arc

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 21, 2018 Alabama gave up a dozen 3-pointers and got embarrassed on the glass as No. 12 Auburn sent the Crimson Tide back to Tuscaloosa smarting after a 90-71 beatdown. What did we learn today?: All those open looks from behind the arc that Bama has allowed this year […]

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Kentucky 81, Alabama 71: Tide can’t survive a Big Blue blowout on the boards

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 17, 2018 Alabama met its match defensively as Kentucky shut down the paint for long stretches of time, whipped the Crimson Tide on the glass and forced 13 turnovers en route to an 81-71 Wildcats victory at Rupp Arena. What did we learn today?: The best bet for stopping […]

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Alabama 80, Mercer 79: Bama almost blows up on launchpad at Rocket City Classic

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Alabama 80, Mercer 79: Bama almost blows up on launchpad at Rocket City Classic

Alabama survived a cold shooting start, then squandered nearly all of an eight-point lead in the final 12 seconds before escaping with an 80-79 win against Mercer at the Rocket City Classic in Huntsville.

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Tide should flex muscles against overmatched Alabama A&M

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Tide should flex muscles against overmatched Alabama A&M

With Riley Norris expected back as soon as next week and Braxton Key on track to return next month, the competition for playing time in the front court is about to get much fiercer. But Alex Reese is making his case to stick in the rotation even once the Crimson Tide returns to full strength.

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Alabama 86, Lipscomb 64: Crimson Tide scorches nets in home opener

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Nov. 14, 2017 Collin Sexton scored 22 points in his college basketball debut, one of four Alabama players in double figures in the Crimson Tide’s 86-64 home victory against Lipscomb. What did we learn today?: Following years of struggling to score, the Tide suddenly has potential to light it up […]

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