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Final Four Set with Gonzaga Still Hoping for a Perfect Season

Gonzaga’s bid for a perfect season will continue into the Final Four of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Meanwhile, UCLA’s unexpected run through the tournament continues. Drew Timme provided 15 of his 23 points while the Bulldogs outscored Southern Cal, 49-30 in the first half of an 85-66 win over the Trojans. Jalen Suggs just missed a triple-double for the…

Baylor, Houston First Two Teams to Reach the Final Four

Baylor more than lived up to its top-seeded billing in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, pulling away from No. 3 Arkansas early and then again the second the game got uncomfortably close. Baylor won 81-72. The Bears booked a spot in the Final Four come Saturday against No. 2 Houston, which had a much tougher time shaking free from 11th-seeded…

Dressed down: Alabama rolls over Pitino, Iona 68-55

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Herb Jones scored 20 points to help Alabama pull away from Iona and coach Rick Pitino for a 68-55 victory in the NCAA Tournament. Jones had a steal and layup to highlight an 11-0 run to give the second-seeded Crimson Tide breathing room. Pitino was taking his fifth school to the tournament and came in as a…

SEC Postpones Alabama, Auburn Basketball Games Due to Winter Weather

The Southeastern Conference has announced the postponement of four women’s basketball and three men’s basketball games on Thursday due to the icy weather that is moving throughout the region this week. Make-up dates for these games have not been determined at this time. SEC Women’s Basketball Postponements: Thursday, February 18 Ole Miss at Arkansas Auburn at Mississippi State LSU at…

Alabama Men’s Basketball Team Stuns #7 Tennessee

Tennessee’s Santiago Vescovi (25) blocks a shot by Alabama’s Herbert Jones (1) Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool) John Petty hit three critical 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, leading Alabama to a stunning victory over No. 7 Tennessee 71-63. The Crimson Tide turned a one-point halftime lead into a double-digit advantage…

SEC, Other Conferences Cancel Basketball Conference Tournaments Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The SEC and the other big conferences in college sports have now all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the coronavirus, putting the celebrated NCAA March Madness Tournament in doubt. The Power 5 conferences are the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and the Southeastern Conference. Within minutes of each other, they announced that the remainder of their tournaments would…

Human Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Former Alabama Basketball Star

A judge in Tennessee has dropped a human trafficking charge against former NBA player Jim Farmer. Defense lawyer Worrick G. Robinson IV says a court dismissed the charge against the one-time University of Alabama stand out on Tuesday. Robinson says the decision came during a preliminary hearing for Farmer. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 55-year-old resident of Franklin,…

Alabama’s Key Declares for NBA Draft; Won’t Hire Agent

Alabama forward Braxton Key is declaring for the NBA draft after leading the team in scoring as a freshman. The school said Monday Key won’t hire an agent, giving him until May 24 to decide whether to return next season. Key averaged 12.0 points per game last season while ranking second on the team in rebounding and assists. His numbers…

Hale scores 19, Alabama beats Ball State 77-59

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Shannon Hale hit 3 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 19 points and Alabama beat Ball State 77-59 on Friday night. After coming off the bench to score 13 in the first half, Hale was inserted into the starting lineup for the second in place Bola Olaniyan. Reserves Ar’Mond Davis and Avery Johnson Jr….

Mikesell hits late 3, Dayton beats Alabama 77-72

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Ryan Mikesell made his second 3-pointer of the game with 76 seconds left to help Dayton beat Alabama 77-72 on Tuesday. Alabama coach Avery Johnson called his last timeout to set up a tying 3-point play with 19.5 seconds remaining, but Corban Collins’ open attempt from the corner was off the mark. Scoochie Smith made three…