8:14 AM EST, Thu February 25, 2021
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Alabama Basketball Loses to the Arkansas Free Throws, 81-66

Alabama Basketball Loses to the Arkansas Free Throws, 81-66

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports Tide loses to the Razorbacks in what might have been the most boring game of basketball of the year. I think. Or it might have just been televised free throw practice. The first half was a prime example of a referee crew becoming the star of the show and totally ruining all of the pacing and enjoyment of players and fans. there were 19 total fouls between the two teams in less than 9 minutes, and it truly felt like every single possession was ending in a whistle. It was, at least, ticky-tack both ways. However, Alabama seemed to get more...
11 hours ago
#6 Alabama vs #20 Arkansas Game Thread

#6 Alabama vs #20 Arkansas Game Thread

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports #6 Alabama Crimson Tide (18-5, 13-1 SEC) vs #20 Arkansas Razorbacks (17-5, 9-4 SEC) The Crimson Tide enter the House of Horrors that has been Bud Walton Arena for a showdown between two ranked foes, with championship aspirations on the line. A win tonight for Alabama would seal the deal for the Tide as the outright regular season champions of the SEC for the year of our Lord 2021. It would mark the first SEC Championship for Tide Hoops since the 2002 season, but it would also make it nine titles total, good for fourth in the conference...
11 hours ago
Alabama Baseball Loses To UT-Martin

Alabama Baseball Loses To UT-Martin

Alabama was handed their first loss of the season on Wednesday | Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via The Tide dropped their first game of the season by a score of 9-4 on Wednesday. Bama is now 4-1 on the year An uninspired Alabama baseball team was handed their first loss of the season on Wednesday by UT-Martin by a score of 9-4. The loss leaves the Tide with a record of 4-1 while UTM improved to 1-3 on the season. Coach Brad Bohannon and pitching coach Jason Jackson used three true freshman pitchers that had not seen action yet this year, and they all...
21 hours ago
Bama Basketball Breakdown: #20 Arkansas

Bama Basketball Breakdown: #20 Arkansas

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports Alabama travels to Fayetteville for a ranked showdown with championship aspirations at stake Woo pig, this going to be a big one. A year ago, I hinted that the recent hires of Nate Oats with the Alabama Crimson Tide (18-5, 13-1 SEC, NET: 8, Kenpom: 8) and Eric Musselman with the Arkansas Razorbacks (17-5, 9-4 SEC, NET: 25, Kenpom: 22) represented true turning points for two of the SEC’s historic programs that had fallen into a void of mediocrity. However, not even I could’ve foreseen this immediate of a turnaround. With only a week...
21 hours ago
A Salute to the 2020 Alabama football seniors: DeVonta Smith

A Salute to the 2020 Alabama football seniors: DeVonta Smith

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Has anyone had a more memorable four year run in Tuscaloosa? There really isn’t much more to say about what DeVonta Smith accomplished, and what he meant to the Alabama team, in the 2020 season. He had 31 more catches and some 650 more yards than anyone else in the country, and his 23 receiving touchdowns were four more than the second highest total but 11 more than Kyle Pitts, who was second in the Power Five. In relation to his peers, he may have just put up the most dominant WR season in college football history. There is so much more to...
Feb 24, 2021
Alabama Baseball takes down Jax State, moves to 4-0

Alabama Baseball takes down Jax State, moves to 4-0

The 22nd ranked Crimson Tide won at Jacksonville State by a score of 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Crimson Tide went on the road for the first time in the young season and came away with a 5-2 victory over the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on Tuesday night. Alabama improved to 4-0 while JSU fell to 1-3. Coach Brad Bohannon is now 31-2 in the month of February in his Alabama career. The Tide used the long ball again to help snare the win. Switch hitting Peyton Wilson, batting left-handed, shot an opposite field home run over the left field fence to lead off the game for Bama. The...
Feb 23, 2021
Jumbo Package: DeVonta Smith answers “Mac Jones or Tua Tagovailoa” question

Jumbo Package: DeVonta Smith answers “Mac Jones or Tua Tagovailoa” question

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Your latest Crimson Tide news and notes. Happy Tuesday, everyone. We’ll start with Kaylee Tow, who won the SEC Player of the Week after hitting a cool .786 over the weekend while scoring seven runs and knocking in nine. : https://t.co/9ZaDcrlyFT#Team25 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/cv4cr6NEKS— Alabama Softball (@AlabamaSB) February 22, 2021 Congrats, Kaylee, and well deserved. Najee Harris is a finalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award. From the press release: Najee Harris, Alabama...
Feb 23, 2021
Points in the Paint: Tide can clinch first hoops title in almost 20 years, but it’s a tough one

Points in the Paint: Tide can clinch first hoops title in almost 20 years, but it’s a tough one

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports So, ‘Bama needs a win in a true road game against Arkansas to clinch, eh? Rankings Update: KenPom: 8 (last week, 9)Adj. Offense: 24 (last week, 25)Adj. Defense: 2 (last week, 2)AP: No. 6 (last week 8)NET Ranking: 8 (last week, 8)RPI: 6 (last week, 4 — that damn Vanderbilt game.) Bracket Heat Check: Warren Nolan: 2-seed North, opposite No. 1 Oho StateBracket Wag: 2-seed West, opposite No. 1 GonzagaLunardi: 2-seed North, opposite No. 1 Ohio StateJerry Palm: 2-seed North, opposite No. 1 Ohio StateMaking the Madness: 2-seed North,...
Feb 23, 2021
Roll ‘Bama Roll Reading Room: The Stats Game

Roll ‘Bama Roll Reading Room: The Stats Game

Surprising, but not in a good way. I am going to try and be as fair as possible here; I’m fully aware that seven years of formal training and graduate-level education in statistical analyses may have ruined me for lay assessments of those nebulous things we love so much in sports: “stats.” So, how you feel about Aidan and Maxwell Resnick’s recent release on sports analytics, “The Stats Game,” will largely depend on what kind of knowledge base you enter the experience with. For those with an intro-level stats course — or even passing familiarity in a general...
Feb 22, 2021
Jumbo Package: Alabama athletics sweeps the weekend

Jumbo Package: Alabama athletics sweeps the weekend

Photo by Jamie Gilliam/Icon Sportswire via Your latest Crimson Tide news and notes. Happy Monday, everyone. It was a whale of a weekend at The Capstone. Gymnastics put up a 197.725 to upset LSU Men’s basketball beat Vanderbilt, even if it wasn’t pretty Women’s basketball beat Mississippi State Softball swept the weekend Baseball did the same and is now ranked #22 by Baseball America We have a live feed of Greg Byrne pulling up to the office today. Pulling up to @NASCAR #DAYTONA500 like... pic.twitter.com/ywdyZZ8Ifv— ANTHONY ADAMS (@spiceadams)...
Feb 22, 2021
Meet the New Guys: Alabama Football Recruiting Class of 2021 Breakdown- Quarterback, Running Back, and Tight Ends

Meet the New Guys: Alabama Football Recruiting Class of 2021 Breakdown- Quarterback, Running Back, and Tight Ends

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Who will be making up the core of Alabama’s offensive future? Well, the offseason is officially upon us, which means it’s time to finally start really digging into all of Alabama’s shiny new incoming freshmen to see how they’ll fit with the team. This series is going to be a bit abbreviated this year, as Covid-19 came in and cancelled all of Nike’s Opening camps last summer, so I have no real verified athletic testing data or SPARQ numbers to talk about. Considering that was what I was originally brought onto Roll Bama Roll to...
Feb 22, 2021
A Salute to the 2020 Alabama Football Seniors: Thomas Fletcher

A Salute to the 2020 Alabama Football Seniors: Thomas Fletcher

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Long snappers need some love, too. Particularly the best one in the country Remember the last time Alabama had a bad snap on a punt or field goal? Yeah, me neither. In 2016, Alabama had just finished up a run of tremendous stability with long-snappers, with Carson Tinker and Cole Mazza putting together 8 straight years of steady snapping (and both guys caught on with NFL teams afterwards). Scott Meyer was a preferred walk-on that most expected to take over for Mazza, but Nick Saban went out and offered a scholarship to Thomas Fletcher,...
Feb 21, 2021
Alabama Baseball Sweeps McNeese State

Alabama Baseball Sweeps McNeese State

The Crimson Tide picked up where they left off last year and recorded a three game sweep in their first action of the year. The Crimson Tide baseball team picked up where they left off after last season’s 16-1 mark by sweeping McNeese State in a three game home series this weekend. The wins pushed coach Brad Bohannon's February record to 30-2 in his four years at The Capstone. Bama won 10-6 on Friday, won in walk off fashion 4-3 on Saturday, and finished the weekend with a 9-5 victory on Sunday. The Tide rode seven home runs and some clutch pitching to secure the victories....
Feb 21, 2021
Alabama Softball Sweeps the Weekend

Alabama Softball Sweeps the Weekend

Kaylee Tow was hitting everything. | @AlabamaSB Crimson Tide take two games each from the LSU Tigers and Liberty Flames. The Crimson Tide got their first real tests of the season in a feisty Liberty team and 8th-ranked LSU. It is almost a shame they could not play another game because the Tide bats are on FIRE. Kaylee Tow had more hits than The Beatles. If she is not SEC Player of the Week, they should just disband the conference. We’ve got clips from today’s game!In the bottom of the first, @DowlingBailey got @AlabamaSB on the board with an RBI single, and then...
Feb 20, 2021
Alabama Defeats Vanderbilt

Alabama Defeats Vanderbilt

Shack to the rack was the majority of the Tide’s offense on Saturday | Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports The Crimson Tide’s magic number to clinch the SEC game shrunk to one with the underwhelming victory over the Commodores by a score of 82-78. The Crimson Tide and early start times go together like oil and water. After losing two 11 a.m. Saturday games recently, moving the start time to noon didn't help much as the Tide put together a clunker, but pulled out an 82-78 victory over last place Vanderbilt. Bama improved to 18-5 overall and 13-1 in the SEC. Vanderbilt...