Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1394480.htmlWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:48:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaWhen Alabama Coach Anthony Grant met with Alabama beat writers last week to discuss the state of the program, the topics flowed out of that narrow range into other areas, including the pereception of the Southeastern Conference as a basketball league.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1391623.htmlMon, 07 Apr 2014 14:50:00 GMT114AlabamaalabamaAs this year’s disappointing Alabama basketball season came to a close, Crimson Tide Athletics Director Bill Battle made an unusual announcement — that Bama Coach Anthony Grant would be back for the 2014-15 season. If a vote of confidence puts a coach on the hot seat, this seemed to plop Grant down on a keg of dynamite.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1390660.htmlThu, 03 Apr 2014 18:22:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaA day after the announcement that Carl Engstrom will forego his final year of eligibility with the Alabama men’s basketball team, Coach Anthony Grant revealed that upcoming senior guard Algie Key would be transferring from the Crimson Tide program. He also discussed an injury to Shannon Hale and the situation with recruiting and with Nick Jacobs.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1390361.htmlWed, 02 Apr 2014 18:55:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaAlabama redshirt junior forward Carl Engstrom has decided to depart the men’s basketball program, Crimson Tide Coach Anthony Grant announced on Tuesday. Engstrom, a native of Ystad, Sweden, will pursue professional playing options in Europe.
UofA Media RelationsAhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1390170.htmlWed, 02 Apr 2014 02:21:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaThere weren’t any openings in Tide Pride? For years, it was observed that employees in the Alabama athletics department would sometimes be “promoted” to a spot in the Tide Pride office. On Friday, the day after yet another loss by the Crimson Tide men’s basketball team, Bama Athletics Director Bill Battle announced that Anthony Grant would not be moving to Tide Pride.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1384165.htmlFri, 14 Mar 2014 18:32:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaAlabama in tournament play was quite similar to Alabama in regular season play. No one could really have expected the Crimson Tide to go out with a bang, and none could be surprised that Bama exited a miserable season with a whimper.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1383971.htmlFri, 14 Mar 2014 03:02:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaIn a game the Tigers had to have, LSU rode big scoring nights from a few unexpected sources to a 68-56 victory over Alabama. Johnny Jones’ men advance to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, where the Tigers will take on Kentucky Friday night.
Ben Lovehttp://louisianastate.scout.com/2/1383938.htmlFri, 14 Mar 2014 00:47:00 GMT0107Louisiana StatelouisianastateThe last time that Alabama met LSU in the Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament was March 8, 1987, and the stakes were high. It was the championship game of the tournament and the Crimson Tide of Coach Wimp Sanderson took the title with a 69-62 win.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1383668.htmlThu, 13 Mar 2014 12:16:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaAs the Alabama men’s basketball team entered the last week of February, it seemed almost certain the Crimson Tide would be a first-day participant in the Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament. But Bama has had a strong finish to regular season play and gets to wait until Thursday to begin competition.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1383367.htmlWed, 12 Mar 2014 15:44:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaSometimes when something doesn’t happen it is news. Such is the case with the announcement of the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball awards. It is not a huge surprise on the Player of the Year, either the man who won it or the man who didn’t. Certainly in the Alabama camp, there is disappointment.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1382993.htmlTue, 11 Mar 2014 15:58:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaMake no mistake about it, Alabama’s 83-58 romp over Arkansas Saturday was great fun. And it was oh so fine for Trevor Releford to add to his resume as a deserving Southeastern Conference Player of the Year candidate on Senior Day. But was it in Bama’s best interest to earn the No. 10 seed and the first day bye that comes with it for this week’s SEC Tournament?
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1382324.htmlSun, 09 Mar 2014 12:02:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaWhen Nolan Richardson had Arkansas basketball among the nation’s best, the Razorbacks were known for their “40 minutes of Hell” defense. In Coleman Coliseum Saturday, it was Heaven-sent from an Alabama standpoint.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1382199.htmlSat, 08 Mar 2014 23:45:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaConcussions in sports are of understandably great concern. A very, very rare result of concussion has been the victim gaining extraordinary mental improvement, particularly in the area of memory. Alabama Basketball Coach Anthony Grant doesn’t need a knock on the noggin, though, to remember Arkansas freshman Bobby Portis.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1381912.htmlFri, 07 Mar 2014 21:29:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaThings may be changing for the better for Trevor Releford as a candidate for Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. Although the award usually goes to the star of the best team, or at least one of the top teams, despite a poor season by Alabama, Releford has been outstanding.
A.P. Steadhamhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1381614.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 21:51:00 GMT114AlabamaalabamaIn this AllWildcats Video feature, Kentucky head coach John Calipari and Alabama head coach Anthony Grant talk about their teams’ game on Tuesday night at Rupp Arena.
Jeff Drummondhttp://kentucky.scout.com/2/1381091.htmlWed, 05 Mar 2014 06:09:00 GMT148KentuckykentuckyAlthough there has been some dissatisfaction with this Kentucky team among the bluegrass faithful, UK is still better than your average cat. The Wildcats had lost two consecutive games, but it is rare that Kentucky would lose three in a row, and even more unlikely UK would lose two in a row in Rupp Arena.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1381082.htmlWed, 05 Mar 2014 05:13:00 GMT014AlabamaalabamaRobert “Cob” Jarvis died a week or so ago. I knew him casually, the way a sports information director at one school (Alabama) would be expected to know the head basketball coach at another school (Ole Miss). I couldn’t think of Jarvis without thinking of Eddie Crawford, who I never met, but who has a big place in SEC history. Or, at least, SEC trivia.
Kirk McNairhttp://alabama.scout.com/2/1380884.htmlTue, 04 Mar 2014 18:53:00 GMT014Alabamaalabama