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Norfolk State 80, Alabama 79: A change has got to come at the top

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Norfolk State 80, Alabama 79: A change has got to come at the top

In an unsatisfactory yet entirely appropriate ending to a lost season, top-seeded Alabama blew yet another double-digit lead at Coleman Coliseum and fell 80-79 in overtime to No. 8 Norfolk State in the first round of the NIT.

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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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Alabama 62, Ole Miss 57: Unlikely heroes keep Bama bubble inflated

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 14, 2019 Having already erased an earlier 16-point deficit, Alabama scored the last seven points of the game in the last 94 seconds to upset Ole Miss 62-57 and advance to the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament in Nashville. What did we learn today?: This team played hard even […]

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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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Arkansas 82, Alabama 70: Another harsh reckoning for underdeveloped Tide

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Arkansas 82, Alabama 70: Another harsh reckoning for underdeveloped Tide

Faced with the latest in what seems like an unending string of win-or-else games, Alabama once again opted for “else,” fading badly in the second half to conclude the regular season with an uninspiring 82-70 loss at Arkansas.

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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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Auburn 66, Alabama 60: Lost season begging to be put out of our misery

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Auburn 66, Alabama 60: Lost season begging to be put out of our misery

The Crimson Tide doesn’t deserve a return trip to the NCAA tournament, and it probably doesn’t have to worry about it any more. Gifted yet another opportunity at a quality win to burnish its credentials, Bama couldn’t close the deal against an Auburn team that has struggled to recreate last year’s chemistry and had no road wins of note.

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LSU 74, Alabama 69: Crimson Tide back in familiar bubble limbo

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff March 2, 2019 After shooting under 40 percent for most of the game, No. 13 LSU made nine of its last 11 field goal tries to knock off Alabama 74-69 at Coleman Coliseum. What did we learn today?: As always, the Crimson Tide’s postseason fate will be in limbo until […]

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