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Alabama 70, Missouri 60: Avery Johnson Jr. the unlikely hero Tide needed

By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 16, 2019 Alabama got 33 points from its bench players and the Crimson Tide got a much-needed 70-60 bounce back win at Missouri. What did we learn today?: There’s still some defensive grit in this team’s DNA. Following back-to-back top 20 finishes nationally in defensive efficiency and with nine […]

Tide rolls into Missouri in need of a Show-Me moment

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 16, 2019 Where to watch: Alabama (10-5, 1-2 SEC – #65 Pomeroy Rating) at Missouri (9-5, 0-2 – #92) – Today 8 p.m. Central, Mizzou Arena, SEC Network Who to watch: Donta Hall. Bama’s senior big man laid an egg last January against the Tigers in Tuscaloosa, not only […]

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Basketball Preview Part 3: Loaded SEC makes for another challenging schedule

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Basketball Preview Part 3: Loaded SEC makes for another challenging schedule

Last season, Alabama broke into the NCAA tournament field despite 15 losses and a losing record in SEC play. What put the Crimson Tide over the top was playing the nation’s third-toughest schedule as measured by RPI. And once again the schedule will pack a punch, although that comes mostly from a loaded SEC slate this time around.

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Missouri wrap-up: When it came time for a gut check, Tide responded

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Missouri wrap-up: When it came time for a gut check, Tide responded

The way Alabama’s offense can score points may mean the 2018 season goes by without a truly close shave, margin-wise, but don’t for one second think Alabama’s victory over Missouri wasn’t an epic gut check.

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Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

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Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

Although the Missouri Tigers come to Tuscaloosa riding a two-game losing streak, there is an uneasiness about this matchup that has its roots both in the history of the Alabama-Missouri series and also the high-wire act Alabama Crimson Tide has put on through the season’s first month and a half.

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Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Missouri

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Projected Depth Chart for Alabama vs. Missouri

This is not an official University of Alabama document. The depth chart is taken from individual practice and game observations, and is color-coded.

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Previews 2018: Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt

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Previews 2018: Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt

Drew Lock’s breakout season at quarterback has triggered some hardcore dreaming among Missouri fans; In a transitional SEC East, the Gamecocks look like runner-up contenders simply because their fundamentals are better than those of most competitors; It’s a new day in Knoxville as Jeremy Pruitt takes over as head coach, and if he’s anywhere near the emerging talent many believe him to be, the Vols just got better no matter how many players they lose from last year’s squad; Unfortunately for the Commodores, the method of success in Nashville is typically to schedule a competitive team every four years, when a strong defense moves up en masse from the junior class.

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Missouri 69, Alabama 60: Unfocused Tide still can’t enjoy nice things

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 31, 2018 After four days worth of praise for taking down No. 12 Oklahoma, Alabama’s young squad came out lethargic and overconfident, as shorthanded Missouri snapped a three-game losing streak with a 69-60 upset at Coleman Coliseum. What did we learn today?: This is a wasteful team that squanders […]

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Herbert Jones gives Mizzou one more thing to worry about

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 31, 2018 Where to watch: Alabama (14-7, 5-3 SEC) vs. Missouri (13-8, 3-5) – Today 8 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, ESPN2 Who to watch: Herbert Jones. The freshman pride of Hale County is attracting more notice from basketball insiders than his modest averages (5.4 points, 4 rebounds, 1.7 assists […]

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

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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 […]

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