Offense shows signs of life in Avery Johnson's first collegiate win

On the surface, Alabama’s shooting performance in its 77-64 win Friday night was substandard. The team finished with 51 percent shooting from the field after an 11-for-25 second half, but from three, it went just 4-of-17, and its free throw shooting performance (15-27) was its worst since a 1-4 performance against South Carolina last season. “We’re not going to overhype [the free throws]" Johnson said.

PRACTICE REPORT: Basketball preps for Kennesaw State

The Alabama basketball team practiced in Coleman Coliseum before Friday night's season opener against Kennesaw State. NOTES: The viewing period saw the team split into bigs (power forwards and centers) and wings (guards and small forwards), working on individual drills and finishing at the basket. The wings spent a significant amount of time working on baseline screens ending in corner threes and elbow jumpers.