After two season, point guard Justin Coleman's career at Alabama is ending in transfer, he tweeted Wednesday. Once a highly-rated recruit from Wenonah High School, Coleman started the season coming off the bench, supplanted in the starting lineup by freshman Dazon Ingram.
On March 15, 2015, Alabama announced the former men’s basketball coach, Anthony Grant, would not return for another season. When Retin Obasohan heard the news, he was faced with a decision.
Playing in its final regular season game, the Alabama women’s basketball will make the familiar trip down Highway 82 to take on the No. 16 Mississippi State Bulldogs. Coming off of an emotional win on Thursday against Tennessee, Alabama looks to string together two victories in a row.
On Sunday, the men's basketball team beat the Florida Gators 61-55 to snap an 11-game losing streak in the series and secured the Crimson Tide's first victory in Gainesville, Florida since Feb.
Response to a tough loss can dictate a college basketball team’s season. Most teams do not go undefeated, so the way a team plays in its next game after a loss can determine whether or not it reaches its goals for that year. For Alabama, the upcoming challenge is not exactly easy, going against a tough Vanderbilt team five days after losing a close game on the road against no.
While the obsession with football and its influence on Southern culture might seem normal to students who dwell in Tuscaloosa, others around the country might find people's worship of the sport a little out of the ordinary. “SportsTown” is an arising web TV series focusing on America’s best and greatest sports towns, and the first episode features Tuscaloosa.
Earlier this week, the Vanderbilt Commodores (9-7, 1-3) ended a three-game losing streak defeating another team from Alabama, the Auburn Tigers, 75-57. On Saturday, coach Avery Johnson will look to build off a dominant win over then-No. 19 South Carolina, and avoid the same fate Auburn met in Nashville, Tennessee. “[In the last game] we got back to playing the type of Bama defense that we have been playing for the most part all year,” Johnson said.
Alabama led by five points at the half, but the Crimson Tide’s loss against Oregon was fresh in coach Avery Johnson’s mind. Then, Alabama had blown a 12-point lead thanks in large part to second half turnovers. Johnson values the first few minutes of both halves, and that wasn’t the first time Alabama had failed to start off the second half off the wrong way.
In a conference call on Monday, coach Avery Johnson said Shannon Hale will return to practice Monday afternoon. Hale missed the last two games with what Johnson referred to as a private medical situation, but his return to practice does not mean Alabama can expect him to contribute when the Crimson Tide hosts Jacksonville State Tuesday night.