Category: Basketball (M)

Surprises rare in NBA playoffs

Now that March Madness is over, the attention turns to the NBA playoffs, which kicked off over the weekend. But whereas March Madness was a series of upsets and surprises, it seems that the NBA playoffs will go down in a more predictable fashion. In retrospect, this year’s March Madness was an exciting turn of events where hopefuls were eliminated […]

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Coach Anthony Grant makes adjustments during a game against Tennessee.

Vision in place: Anthony Grant hopes to improve through consistent play, recruiting

Alabama men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant is not a preacher. He clarified this twice over the course of 24 hours, but that didn’t stop him from sharing the good news of his vision for Alabama basketball. Despite a disappointing season that started with the unexpected loss of three Alabama starters and ended with a 13-19 record, Grant said he remains […]

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Tide prepares for SEC tournament play

When the Alabama men’s basketball team travels to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the SEC Tournament on Thursday, it and coach Anthony Grant will have one objective: upsets. As the No. 10 seed, Alabama will avoid the first round of the tournament and will take on No. 7 seed LSU at 6 p.m. Thursday. If Alabama can beat the Tigers, […]

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Releford, Alabama knock out Razorbacks on Senior Day

Trevor Releford only needed 24 points to move into fifth place on Alabama’s all-time scoring list. As if it was scripted, the senior guard tallied 24 points in his final home game of his career Saturday afternoon versus Arkansas. Releford increased his career total to 1,862 points, scoring double-digit figures for the 31st consecutive game. He has now scored double-digit […]

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Releford ends final season at UA

Releford ends final season at UA

When senior guard Trevor Releford chose to come to The University of Alabama, he turned down offers from then-Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, then-Oklahoma basketball coach Jeff Capel and someone unusual – Bob Stoops, coach of the Oklahoma football team. “Bob Stoops came up and watched him at basketball practice and said ‘I’ll sign him right now,’” Rick Zych, Releford’s high […]

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