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

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. […]

Stretch run begins with Tevin Mack’s return to South Carolina

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Stretch run begins with Tevin Mack’s return to South Carolina

Homecoming games are tricky to predict, and Mack, who played at Columbia’s Dreher High, is already one of the hardest Bama players to peg. In February he has alternated double-digit scoring games with less-effective outings. If that pattern holds true he’s due for a big game after being held to just eight points against Vanderbilt

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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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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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Alabama 76, South Carolina 62: Home cooking gets Tide back on track

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Alabama 76, South Carolina 62: Home cooking gets Tide back on track

Alabama shot nearly 59 percent from the field despite an off night from Collin Sexton and ended a two-game skid by whipping South Carolina 76-62 in Tuscaloosa.

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Bama needs John Petty back on track for must-win showdown with Gamecocks

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 9, 2018 Where to watch: South Carolina (10-5, 1-2 SEC) at Alabama (9-6, 1-2) – Today 6 p.m. Central, Coleman Coliseum, SEC Network Who to watch: John Petty. Perhaps the comforts of home can get the mercurial freshman back on track after a disastrous road trip. Petty was a […]

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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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Previews 2017: Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt

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Previews 2017: Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt

Barry Odom’s first season as a head coach at Missouri went about as poorly as it could have gone…There is enough talent in South Carolina’s territory, and Will Muschamp a good enough recruiter, that a productive long-term marriage isn’t out of the question…On top of it all, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is running out of time… It will be difficult for Vanderbilt to repeat as a bowl team thanks to the questions at linebacker and offensive line, but head coach Derek Mason has at least stabilized the team’s base.

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Previews 2017: Florida, Georgia and Kentucky

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Previews 2017: Florida, Georgia and Kentucky

There is much disagreement over the potential future of the Kentucky Wildcats, perhaps much of it surrounding a coaching staff that still is trying to prove itself. Mark Stoops has certainly recruited well enough to win games here, and Kentucky’s position relative to its SEC East peers in regards to talent and experience within the various position units would suggest this could be the surprise team of the division. But it’s still Kentucky. And until the Wildcats actually prove it on the field, no one is giving them the benefit of the doubt.

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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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