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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…

Alabama pulls away early in 2nd half, beats Coastal Carolina

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Corban Collins scored 15 points and Alabama opened the second half on a 20-5 run and cruised to a 70-53 victory over Coastal Carolina on Friday night. Collins made three 3-pointers and was 6 of 6 from the line. Riley Norris had 14 points and Dazon Ingram added 11 for the Crimson Tide, who shot just…

Alabama’s highly rated class highlighted by Sexton, Petty

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Avery Johnson’s recruiting class at Alabama is rated among the nation’s best. The second-year coach announced a five-player group Friday that’s highlighted by five-star guards Collin Sexton and John Petty. Johnson called it a huge day for the Crimson Tide program, saying, “Wherever we’re ranked, it’s the No. 1 class in my mind.” He’s not far…

Tide topples Faulkner 91-71 in exhibition game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (faulknereagles.com) – The University of Alabama capitalized on mismatched size and 15 first-half Faulkner turnovers to help propel itself into a 12-point lead at the break and eventual 91-71 final here at Coleman Coliseum this evening. Logan Jozwiak was brilliant and efficient for the Eagles going 7-for-10 on the night and leading all scorers with 21 points. The…

Faulkner preps for Tide Thursday in Tuscaloosa

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (faulknereagles.com)– Faulkner’s men’s basketball team will travel to Tuscaloosa Thursday evening for an exhibition game against the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum. The contest will also be televised on the SEC Network+. Tickets are just three dollars with the donation of a canned good or nonperishable food item. Donations will be accepted at the…

Alabama signs Southern Illinois grad transfer Olaniyan

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama has signed graduate transfer forward Bola Olaniyan from Southern Illinois. Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said Monday that Olaniyan adds experience, leadership and rebounding to the Crimson Tide. He averaged 5.2 points and 6.0 rebounds during his career at Southern Illinois while shooting 51.3 percent. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Olaniyan played in 90 games and started…