Live updates: Alabama men's basketball season opener vs. LA Tech
Alabama basketball starts its 2021-22 campaign at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum against Louisiana Tech.
The Crimson Tide is fresh off an appearance in the Sweet 16, where it fell to UCLA. Alabama is looking to defend its SEC regular season title as coach Nate Oats leads the Crimson Tide for his third season.
Despite losing four of its top six scorers, Alabama returns its top scorer in Jaden Shackelford, who averaged 14 points per game. No. 2 scorer Jahvon Quinerly also will be back for the Crimson Tide.
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