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2017-18 Basketball Preview: A promising script gets a last-minute rewrite

By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Nov. 8, 2017 The closer Alabama basketball gets to tipping off the season, the less clear it is what kind of team Avery Johnson will be able to put on the floor. Expectations have been soaring in Tuscaloosa ever since Johnson signed a Top 5 recruiting class last fall. But […]

Previews 2017: Top 25 and projected SEC standings

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Previews 2017: Top 25 and projected SEC standings

Projected 2017 SEC standings and Preseason Top 25. Once again, the biggest challenges will come in conference title games, playoffs.

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Kentucky 79, Alabama 74: Tide exits SEC tournament with heads held high

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 11, 2017 Fifth-seeded Alabama traded punches all afternoon with No. 1 Kentucky but couldn’t quite get over the hump late in a 79-74 in the SEC tournament semifinals at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. What did we learn today?: That the gap is closing between where Bama is and where it […]

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Alabama tries again to find answers against Wildcats

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff March 11, 2017 Where to watch: No. 5 Alabama (19-13) vs. No. 1 Kentucky (27-5) – Today noon Central, Bridgestone Arena (Nashville), ESPN Who to watch: Donta Hall. Despite coming off the bench, the sophomore center from Luverne has had back-to-back solid games at the SEC tournament. After scoring 10 […]

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Kentucky 67, Alabama 58: Upset hopes slip through Tide’s hands

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 11, 2017 Alabama held No. 15 Kentucky to more than 20 points below its scoring average but couldn’t find enough offense of its own in a 67-58 loss at Coleman Coliseum. What did we learn today?: The Crimson Tide isn’t taking the next big step forward until its freshmen […]

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Kentucky wrap-up: Solid defensive effort propels Tide to win

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Kentucky wrap-up: Solid defensive effort propels Tide to win

No one has an audio tape of what Alabama’s locker room was like at halftime, but judging from the looks on the faces of the Crimson Tide players as they returned to the field for the start of the third quarter, Nick Saban must have conducted his halftime speech while holding a flamethrower.

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Kentucky preview: Wildcats have been a bust so far in 2016

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Kentucky preview: Wildcats have been a bust so far in 2016

Give credit to Stoops for correctly identifying Kentucky’s major problem upon his arrival – talent – but he has either not been able to remedy the problem quickly enough, or his staff is not developing the players it does get. Either explanation is bad news for the Wildcats this week, as they must try to fend off a dynamic Alabama team on the Crimson Tide’s homecoming.

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SEC Previews and Predictions: Week 2

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SEC Previews and Predictions: Week 2

All things considered, a 10-3 week wasn’t a bad start for The Predictions Dept., given the level of craziness SEC teams displayed in some of their respective openers. The biggest upset, by rank, was Wisconsin’s surprise victory over LSU that put Les Miles back on the hotseat. But South Alabama beating Mississippi State may have been even more shocking. The quality of games this week takes a nosedive, as it almost always does in Week 2, with the Tennessee-Virginia Tech NASCAR crossover at Bristol Motor Speedway probably taking the prize as the most interesting spectacle.

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SEC Previews and Predictions: Week 1

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SEC Previews and Predictions: Week 1

As usual, the top game on the opening-week slate belongs to Alabama, but Auburn faces Clemson in a strong undercard matchup, while Ole Miss battles Florida State in a game that could have playoff implications. Here’s our look at all the games for the opening week:

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Previews 2016: Florida, Georgia and Kentucky

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Previews 2016: Florida, Georgia and Kentucky

Gators lost more to graduation than they gained in recruiting…Kirby Smart has come back to his alma mater, Georgia, as head coach…If Kentucky posts another losing record, Stoops will most likely be given his walking papers.

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