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Nate Oats off and running to start frenetic basketball offseason

Nate Oats off and running to start frenetic basketball offseason

Four days ago, Nate Oats wrapped up his fourth season as head coach of Buffalo with a tough loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament.Three days ago he was checking voicemails after landing back in upstate New York and discovered one from Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne.

Kentucky 73, Alabama 55: Tide falls meekly as UK approaches peak form

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Kentucky 73, Alabama 55: Tide falls meekly as UK approaches peak form

For the fourth consecutive season, the Crimson Tide crashed out of the SEC tournament on a Big Blue wave, as fourth-ranked Kentucky dispatched Alabama 73-55 in a quarterfinal matchup in Nashville.

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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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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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Alabama 68, South Carolina 62: Tide flips the script for happier ending

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Feb. 26, 2019 After coughing up another double-digit advantage, Alabama kept its poise on the road and rallied back from a five-point deficit with seven minutes remaining to beat South Carolina 68-62. What did we learn today?: The formula for the Crimson Tide mirrors that of a police buddy film. […]

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Alabama 68, Vanderbilt 61: Tide takes initial step towards salvaging season

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Alabama 68, Vanderbilt 61: Tide takes initial step towards salvaging season

Alabama scored 24 points off Vanderbilt turnovers and allowed none in return as the Crimson Tide held on for a 68-61 home victory Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.

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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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Texas A&M 65, Alabama 56: No new answers, just more losing

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Texas A&M 65, Alabama 56: No new answers, just more losing

Alabama twice blew double-digit leads and pushed its season to the brink of catastrophe with a third consecutive loss as Texas A&M completed the season sweep with a 65-56 comeback in College Station.

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