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CECIL HURT: A curious case of coaching for Mike Davis

The first time I saw Mike Davis after he'd coached an NCAA Tournament basketball game, in Boston in 2003, his team had won – and he looked miserable. The second time, which came over the weekend in Greenville, S.C., his...

CECIL HURT: It will be fun when Alabama gets back into the Big Dance

Even in those years when the Alabama basketball team doesn't make it into the NCAA Tournament field -- and it has been a long, barren stretch of road for a decade except for a quick stop in North Carolina...

CECIL HURT: Avery Johnson expects Alabama basketball to reach next level next season

There is no curse on Coleman Coliseum. Evil spirits haven't suddenly taken possession of the old building on the University of Alabama campus, casting spells on open 3-point attempts by the Crimson Tide basketball team. Avery Johnson, the UA coach,...

Spiders bite Alabama in NIT first round

Tide falls short, 71-64 The University of Alabama men's basketball team seemed to carry plenty of momentum out of Nashville last weekend but apparently dropped it off somewhere around Cullman. The Crimson Tide clearly didn't bring any energy into Coleman Coliseum, where...

National Invitation Tournament Glance

  (All Times CDT) First Round Tuesday Ole Miss (20-13) at Monmouth (27-6), 6 p.m. UNC-Greensboro (25-9) at Syracuse (18-14), 6 p.m. Valparaiso (24-8) at Illinois (18-14), 6:15 p.m. Oakland (24-8) at Clemson (17-15), 7 p.m. Indiana (18-15) at Georgia Tech (17-15), 8 p.m. College of Charleston (25-9)...

Tide must adapt to Spiders’ style in NIT first round

NIT also trying out new postseason rules There are pluses and minuses to playing in the NIT, as Alabama head basketball coach Avery Johnson observed on Monday. The unavoidable minus is that an NIT bid means that the participating team...

SCHEDULES: UA men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, softball, baseball

UA MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (19-14, 10-8 SEC) 11/3/16 vs. Faulkner (EXH), at Tuscaloosa, W, 91-71 11/11/16 vs. Coastal Carolina, at Tuscaloosa, W, 70-53 11/15/16 vs. Dayton, at Tuscaloosa, L, 77-72 11/18/16 vs. Ball State, at Tuscaloosa, W, 77-59 11/21/16 vs. Valparaiso, at Las Vegas, Nev.,...

Alabama basketball will be No. 3 seed in NIT

For the third straight season, the University of Alabama will continue its men's basketball season in the NIT. The Crimson Tide will be a No. 3 seed in this year's event, hosting Richmond at Coleman Coliseum on Tuesday night. "We're...

CECIL HURT: Emotional SEC Tournament for Alabama

There is a time for tears, a time for reflection, a time for happiness. Sometimes, those are all the same time. There was real emotional pain for Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson on Friday night, when news came that his college...

Alabama ousted from SEC, but not quietly

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team was bounced from the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Saturday. The Crimson Tide chose not to go quietly, though, making the bouncers throw them out instead. No. 8 Kentucky had just...

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PHOTOS: Crimson Tide Early Enrollees Press Conference

The University of Alabama introduces its early enrolling freshmen during a press conference on National Signing Day. Six of the early enrollees, including quarterback...

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