Basketball

Alabama will open Maui Invitational against Stanford

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama men’s basketball team will open with the Stanford Cardinal in the 2020 Maui Invitational, as tournament organizers announced the official bracket on Wednesday morning. The two teams will play the nightcap of the opening round, which will take place on Monday, Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m. CT (9:30 p.m. ET). All 12 games of the Maui…

Alabama’s Nate Oats reacts to Maui Invitational being moved to North Carolina

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – For the first time in it’s 36 year history, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will not be held in its namesake location — moving over 4,000 miles to North Carolina. On Friday morning, tournament officials made the announcement that the 2020 Maui Invitational will be moved to the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Trading…

Division I Basketball is set to begin on November 25th

The Division I Council approved moving the first contest date in Division I men’s and women’s basketball to Nov. 25 for the 2020-21 season. No exhibition games or closed scrimmages will be allowed before that date. Moving the start date back from Nov. 10 is intended to have contests begin when at least three-quarters of Division I schools will have…

Troy Basketball Players, Davis and Rushing, named to ASUN All-Decade Team

TROY, Ala. — Former Troy men’s basketball standouts Greg Davis and Robert Rushing were named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Decade Team (2001-10), the conference announced Wednesday. The 22-man team was comprised of players who competed for at least two ASUN seasons during the decade and earned either three first-team All-Conference honors, four All-Conference selections, multiple Scholar-Athlete or Player of the…

Coach Mo Williams adds E.J. Clark to 2020-21 ASU Roster

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State head men’s basketball coach Mo Williams announced the addition of Dallas-native E.J. Clark for the 2020-21 season. “We are excited about the addition of E.J. to the Alabama State family,” Williams said. “Not only does he come from a winning program, he is a tough, smart guard who has the ability to score at all three…

Alabama State adds Pike Road’s Tamirea Thomas to 2020-21 Class

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State head women’s basketball coach Freda Freeman-Jackson announced the first addition to the 2020-2021 team Tuesday in Pike Road native Tamirea Thomas. Thomas, a 6-3 center, signed her official letter of intent to become the first basketball signee in Pike Road High School history. An All-Area and All-Metro player, Thomas averaged 12.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.3…