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Alabama men’s basketball back in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the University Alabama men’s basketball team will take part in the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge in the upcoming season. Alabama will host the Oklahoma Sooners in Coleman Coliseum on Jan. 27, 2018,...

Braxton’s Back: Braxton Key announces intention to return

The University of Alabama men’s basketball team put in the final piece of the 2017-18 roster puzzle on Tuesday as rising sophomore Braxton Key announced that he has withdrawn his name from the upcoming NBA Draft. Key had worked out...

CECIL HURT: Hoops fans hope good news continues

  Even before the last college basketball season began, University of Alabama basketball fans started to feel a strange sensation, one that many younger fans had never felt and many older ones had forgotten. For years, Alabama fans were conditioned...

Alabama basketball lands Texas transfer

Tevin Mack, one of the top transfer candidates in college basketball, committed to Alabama on Wednesday night, confirming the commitment with a "Roll Tide!" Tweet on his Twitter account. Mack arrived in Tuscaloosa for an official visit on Tuesday morning....

Q&A: Avery Johnson talks recruiting, staff changes and more

University of Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson was available for a sit-down interview with Tuscaloosa News sports editor Cecil Hurt on Tuesday afternoon and touched on several topics ranging from the anticipation for the 2017-18 season to the...

Top basketball transfer candidate visits Alabama

Tevin Mack, one of the top transfer candidates in college basketball, is on an official visit to the University of Alabama, The Tuscaloosa News has confirmed. Mack arrived in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday morning and was expected to spend the day...

Avery Johnson hires new assistant

Yasir Rosemond, a member of Mark Fox's basketball staff at the University of Georgia since 2014, will join Avery Johnson's staff at Alabama, replacing Bob Simon. The news was reported originally by UGASports.com. Rosemond will join John Pelphrey and Antoine Pettway as the full-time assistants on...

Crimson Tide’s Athletic Progress Rate scores show positive trend

The University of Alabama men's and women's athletic teams continued to perform solidly in the NCAA release of APR (Academic Progress Rate) data for the 2015-16 measuring period, a span covering academic performance from 2012-2016. Five UA programs -- men's...

Braxton Key works out with Celtics

University of Alabama forward Braxton Key, who was not invited to the NBA Draft Combine this weekend, participated in a regularly-scheduled workout with the Boston Celtics, according to a post on one of his Instagram accounts. Key announced in early...

CECIL HURT: A dismal month for some UA teams

April is the cruelest month, as T.S. Eliot assured us, and University of Alabama athletics fans would confirm, as far as 2017 goes. Perhaps May holds a bit more promise. Things weren't quite the wasteland that Mr. Eliot describes. Football had...

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