alabama basketball

Tide reveals 2016-17 non-conference hoops schedule

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (rolltide.com) – The Alabama men’s basketball team finalized its 2016-17 non-conference schedule, head coach Avery Johnson announced at the Summer Tip Off event in Birmingham on Wednesday night. The event, which was held in front of a standing room only crowd at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, featured one-on-ones with Johnson and the rest of the coaching staff, while…

Tide’s Johnson: two hoopsters to transfer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (rolltide.com) – Alabama sophomore guard Justin Coleman and redshirt junior forward Michael Kessens intend to transfer from the men’s basketball program, Crimson Tide head coach Avery Johnson announced on Tuesday. Coleman played in all 33 contests making seven starts during his sophomore season. The Birmingham, Ala., native averaged 7.8 points per game, while leading the Tide in assists…

Creighton cruises past Alabama 72-54 in NIT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Maurice Watson Jr. scored 20 points and Creighton took control early and eased to a 72-54 win over Alabama in a first-round game of the NIT on Tuesday night. Khyri Thomas added 15 points and Geoffrey Groselle had 12 with a career-high 14 rebounds for the Bluejays (19-14). Valparaiso grabbed a 25-16 lead with a 13-2…