Basketball

John Petty embraces maturation process, continues to be three-point specialist

Alabama freshman guard John Petty’s three-point shooting has won Alabama numerous games this season. At home against No. 11 Auburn on Jan. 17, Petty hit eight threes to propel Alabama to an important home win. While his shooting gives Alabama an edge, his shot selection has been questionable in certain situations. Taking the right shot at the right time has been part of his growing up process. He’s embraced constructive criticism and continues to mature in his shot selection.


Alabama fails to find any spark in loss to Missouri

Alabama gave the fans little to cheer about after blowing the roof off of Coleman Coliseum against Oklahoma. Inconsistency has defined Alabama’s season thus far. Now, it finds itself at 14-8 overall and 5-4 in SEC play. It was only the second home loss of the season thus far. In those two losses, Alabama scored less than 65 points. The team averages 74 points per game.


Women's basketball survives Vanderbilt

Hannah Cook bent her knees, extended her arm, and shot her free throw. The ball hit the back of the rim, bounced straight up, and fell through the hoop, hitting nothing but net. Cook shook her head and exhaled, acknowledging the ball could’ve just as easily missed.


Women's basketball falls to Texas A&M

Alabama forward Ashley Knight had a step on the Texas A&M player defending her, and Knight’s teammate, guard Shaquera Wade, noticed. She dished the ball to Knight, who converted the layup. They were Knight’s first two points of the game, and didn’t do much to close an 18-point deficit to the 16th-ranked Aggies, who won the game 73-54.