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Georgia State 83, Alabama 80: Tide blows 22 point lead in brutal loss

Georgia State 83, Alabama 80: Tide blows 22 point lead in brutal loss

After dominating the first half, Alabama fell apart over the final 20 minutes, blowing a 22-point lead as Georgia State hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for an 83-80 upset at Coleman Coliseum.

Alabama 82, Southern 62: Shorthanded Tide aces easy first test

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Alabama 82, Southern 62: Shorthanded Tide aces easy first test

Bama got the most out of its mix-and-match lineup, including a solid debut from freshman point guard Kira Lewis. The 17-year-old from Meridianville looked perfectly comfortable stepping up to the college game, delivering seven of Alabama’s 17 assists in 29 minutes. Donta Hall (20 points) and John Petty (17) delivered almost half the points, with Tevin Mack and Galin Smith adding 10 apiece.

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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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Alabama 79, Texas A&M 57: Inspired Tide grabs best win of Avery Johnson era

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Dec. 30, 2017 Alabama opened its SEC schedule by playing hungry, desperate basketball and got rewarded with its first victory against a Top 5 team in over a decade, as the Crimson Tide pounced on No. 5 Texas A&M for a 79-57 upset at Coleman Coliseum. What did we learn […]

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Braxton Key a welcome holiday present as Tide returns to action

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Braxton Key a welcome holiday present as Tide returns to action

Braxton Key. All signs point to the sophomore forward making his season debut, likely supplanting Riley Norris in the starting lineup. He was the brightest spot in last year’s lineup, making the SEC All-Freshman team after scoring a team-high 12 points per game to go with an average of 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

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Minnesota 89, Alabama 84: Tide falls just short in bizzare game

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Nov. 25, 2017 Through a strange series of events, No. 25 Alabama played the final 10:41 with just three players, yet rallied to within one possession of tying No. 14 Minnesota before falling 89-84 in the final game of the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn. What did we learn today?: […]

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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 82, Memphis 70: Crimson Tide weathers foul storm in debut

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com staff Nov. 10, 2017 Alabama got an expected result in an unexpected manner, overcoming four missing players and severe foul trouble to pull out an 82-70 victory over Memphis at the Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Md. What did we learn today?: The Crimson Tide can take a punch and not flinch. […]

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Off-court drama interrupted by Tide’s basketball opener

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Off-court drama interrupted by Tide’s basketball opener

Alabama vs. Memphis – Today 5:30 p.m. Central, Alumni Hall (Annapolis, Md.), CBS Sports Network. Who to watch: John Petty. Bama fans have been waiting for a pure shooter who can light up the scoreboard seemingly since the late days of the Wimp Sanderson era.

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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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