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UCF 70, Alabama 64: Crimson Tide can’t recover from icy start

UCF 70, Alabama 64: Crimson Tide can’t recover from icy start

Alabama missed 14 of its first 15 field goal attempts and never fully recovered its offensive footing, falling 70-64 at UCF in the season’s first true road game.

Tide needs Donta Hall back on his horse as they face down Knights

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Tide needs Donta Hall back on his horse as they face down Knights

Alabama, which has outrebounded every opponent so far, is one the country’s better teams on the offensive boards and when it comes to limiting the opponent’s rebounds. But the Knights feast on the glass, averaging 42.8 per game (15th nationally).

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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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UCF 65, Alabama 62: Ghosts of offense past haunt Crimson Tide

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UCF 65, Alabama 62: Ghosts of offense past haunt Crimson Tide

After a few weeks of sloppy play masked by brilliant play at crunch time, the bill came due for No. 24 Alabama as the lethargic Crimson Tide dropped a 65-62 home decision to UCF.

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