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

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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Alabama 77, Vanderbilt 67: Crimson Tide goes cold late but avoids another collapse

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Alabama 77, Vanderbilt 67: Crimson Tide goes cold late but avoids another collapse

Alabama built a 19-point lead and needed most of it to survive a brutal second-half drought and outlast Vanderbilt 77-67 for just the second Crimson Tide win since 1990 at Memorial Gymnasium.

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Donta Hall needs to be the antidote to any Memorial Magic

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Donta Hall needs to be the antidote to any Memorial Magic

t had been quite a while since Hall wasn’t a factor in the scoring column, but that’s what happened against Georgia, with foul trouble limiting him to three points in 18 minutes.

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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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Vanderbilt 76, Alabama 75: Furious finish not enough to earn road win

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 2, 2018 Alabama shot 50 percent from the floor and erased most of a 15-point second-half deficit at Vanderbilt but couldn’t finish the comeback in a 76-75 setback in Nashville. What did we learn today?: The Crimson Tide needs to make sure the right players are taking the bulk […]

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Tide has a chance to get on bigger roll against sinking Commodores

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By Chris DePew TideFans.com Staff Jan. 2, 2018 Where to watch: Alabama (9-4, 1-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (5-8, 0-1) – Today 6 p.m. Central, Memorial Gymnasium, SEC Network Who to watch: John Petty. Just named SEC freshman of the week for the second time, Petty tends to run hot and cold during the course of […]

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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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Vanderbilt wrap-up: Alabama wishes they could all go like this

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Vanderbilt wrap-up: Alabama wishes they could all go like this

By the early stages of the second quarter, it was clear Vanderbilt wasn’t ready for Alabama’s prime time.

By the early stages of the fourth quarter, it was clear Vanderbilt either wasn’t ready for FBS-level football at all, or that Alabama truly is operating on a different plane of existence.

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