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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…

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…

Petty announces his return to Alabama on Social Media

John Petty Jr. has decided to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and return to Alabama for his Senior season. Petty led the Crimson Tide in rebounding(6.6) and three point shooting(44%). Statement from Alabama Men’s Basketball Head Coach Nate Oats on John Petty’s Decision to Return: “It’s great to have John back for his senior year. He is certainly…

Alabama, Auburn men’s basketball to take part in Quadruple Header at Holiday Hoopsgiving

The Auburn men’s basketball team added a challenging non-conference opponent to its 2020-21 schedule as the program is set to play Memphis in the 2020 installment of Holiday Hoopsgiving. The battle between the two Tiger teams is slated to take place Dec. 12 in Atlanta, Ga. at State Farm Arena as part of a quadruple header that also features Dayton…

Alabama’s Kira Lewis Jr. is officially headed to the NBA Draft

  TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama sophomore point guard Kira Lewis Jr. announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons of college eligibility and keep his name in the 2020 NBA Draft. Lewis, who is projected as a mid-first round pick, will look to become the 16th player in program history to hear his named called in the first round of…

Calhoun Advances to Class 2A State Championship with Win Against Red Bay

       Calhoun High School’s defense limited Red Bay to just three field goals in the first half Monday night as the Tigers (19-12) closed out the first day of the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Arena with a 46-30 win in the Class 2A boys’ semifinals. The victory sends Coach Ervin Starr’s team into the finals to…