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Auburn introduces Johnnie Harris as new Women’s Basketball Coach

AUBURN, Ala.—Johnnie Harris, a long-time Southeastern Conference assistant and 2018 WBCA National Assistant Coach of the Year, has been named the Auburn women’s head basketball coach, Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Saturday. Harris, who spent 16 years combined at Arkansas, Texas A&M and Mississippi State, spent the last season as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Texas….

Alabama men cruise past Maryland into Sweet 16

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 2 seed Alabama men’s basketball team found its shooting touch by knocking down 16-of-33 three-pointers on its way to a dominating 96-77 victory Monday night over No. 10 seed Maryland to reach the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The Crimson Tide set NCAA Tournament program records for threes made and attempted while reaching the Sweet 16 for the…

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…

No. 6 Alabama adds another SEC title, edges LSU at tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Herbert Jones drove for a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds and No. 6 Alabama won the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time since 1991, holding off a late flurry to edge LSU 80-79. Coach Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide added to their regular-season title with a victory that should help Alabama at least match…

Down 15, No. 6 Alabama rallies past Tennessee in SEC semis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Herbert Jones had 21 points and No. 6 Alabama rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat Tennessee 73-68 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals.Jahvon Quinerly added 19 points,  including two free throws with 15.5 seconds left, to help the Crimson Tide hang on. Top-seeded Alabama faces the LSU-Arkansas winner in Sunday’s championship…

No. 8 Alabama recovers from slow start to beat Georgia 89-79

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Herbert Jones had two baskets in a 9-0 run to open the second half that gave No. 8 Alabama the lead, and the SEC champion Crimson Tide beat Georgia 89-79. Jahvon Quinerly led five Alabama scorers in double figures with 18 points. John Petty Jr. had 15 and Jaden Shackelford finished with 14. Alabama matched its…

Pearl gets 600th win with Auburn’s victory in season finale

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and Auburn pulled away late to beat Mississippi State 78-71 and give Bruce Pearl his 600th coaching victory in the Tigers’ season finale. Pearl is the 63rd coach in Division I history and the 21st active coach to reach 600 wins. Pearl’s record over…

No. 6 Alabama holds off Mississippi State 64-59 to win SEC

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jaden Shackleford scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, and No. 6 Alabama beat Mississippi State 64-59 to clinch its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship since 2002. The Crimson Tide led by double digits for much of the game before the Bulldogs closed to 56-53 on Iverson Molinar’s layup with 4:17 left. Mississippi…

Regular Season Title evades Alabama with loss to Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — — It had been nearly a quarter-century since Arkansas had played a ranked team at home, let alone beaten one there. No. 20 Arkansas ended both those droughts Wednesday night, beating sixth-ranked Alabama, 81-66. The Razorbacks, once staples atop the Southeastern Conference standings, hadn’t beaten a ranked team in Fayetteville while they, too, had been ranked since…

Shackelford’s 27 helps No. 8 Alabama hold off Vandy, 82-78

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jaden Shackelford scored a season-high 27 points and No. 8 Alabama came from behind to beat Vanderbilt 82-78 and move a step closer to a Southeastern Conference championship. The Crimson Tide moved within a win of clinching at least a share of its first regular-season title in 19 years despite an off 3-point shooting performance. Jahvon…