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Alabama Takes On UCLA Tonight in Sweet 16 Showdown

Alabama head coach Nate Oats congratulates players during the game against Maryland in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Alabama plays UCLA in the Sweet 16 tonight. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Number two seed Alabama (26-6) takes on No. 11 seed UCLA (20-9) tonight in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. With a victory, Alabama would advance to the Elite Eight…

Coach Oats, No. 5 Alabama Put Pedal to Metal in Rapid Rise

Alabama head coach Nate Oats talks with Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt) Nate Oats didn’t just speed up Alabama’s playing style by urging his players to put the pedal to the metal whenever they got the…

Calhoun falls in Semifinals despite Davison’s 45 points

Calhoun senior and Alabama commit JD Davison scored 45 points against Midfield but it wasn’t enough in the 81-77 loss to end their season. Davison now turns his attention to Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide as he prepares for college ball. BIRMINGHAM –Midfield High School’s Demarriee Jones scored 30 points and teammate Anthony Johnson had 23 to lead the Patriots (25-6) pass defending…

Alabama tops Auburn behind Shackelford’s 25 points

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — — Jaden Shackelford scored 23 points, made five 3-pointers and helped No. 5 Alabama quash a second-half threat in a 70-58 victory over rival Auburn Tuesday night. Shackelford helped the Crimson Tide (20-6, 15-2 Southeastern Conference) score 10 straight points after the Tigers (12-14, 6-11) pulled to within five late. Alabama had just secured its first SEC…

Oats signs extension with Alabama Basketball

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced Thursday that head men’s basketball Nate Oats and the University have agreed to a raise and contract extension. The new agreement will extend his current contract by three seasons to six years and keep him in charge of the Crimson Tide basketball program through March 14, 2027. The…

Alabama bounces back with road win against South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — — John Petty Jr. wasn’t going to let another one slip away for Alabama. The 11th-ranked Crimson Tide were coming off their first Southeastern Conference loss of the season last Saturday and were locked in a tight game with pesky, determined South Carolina. Behind Petty’s 20 points and three 3-pointers, they came through, bouncing back from their…

Alabama Basketball Ranked in Top 10 for First Time in 14 Years

The Associated Press has released its Top 25 polls for Week 10 of the College Basketball season and its a new face in the Top 10 that it hasn’t seen in years. The Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team cracks the Top 10 in the rankings for the first time in 14 years. No. 9⃣ in the @AP_Top25 Our highest ranking…

Alabama MBB opens season with win vs Jacksonville State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — — Jaden Shackelford had 18 points and 11 rebounds as Alabama routed Jacksonville State 81-57 in a season opener on Wednesday night. It was the first career double-double for Shackelford, a 6-foot-3 sophomore from Hesperia, California. Jahvon Quinerly, a sophomore transfer from Villanova who did not play last season, added 18 points for the Crimson Tide. John…

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…