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  • Texas Tech transfer Nimari Burnett chooses Alabama basketball

    Tuscaloosa News "Nimari Burnett, a five-star prospect in the Class of 2020, announced Thursday that he would transfer from Texas Tech, where he had an up-and-down freshman season, and join the Alabama basketball program.  Burnett, a McDonald’s All-American and five-star prospect from..." April 08

  • Top Five Big Man Charles Bediako Commits to Tide Hoops

    Roll Bama Roll "Another April, another big recruiting month for Nate Oats and the Alabama Crimson Tide. It turns out that playing (and winning) with an up-tempo scheme that prioritizes attacking the rim and running teams out of the gym with a barrage of three-point shots is quite appealing to college and..." April 06

  • 9 Canadians to watch in NCAA men's basketball tournament

    Sportsnet "If you haven’t completed a bracket yet, consider this one of your final warnings. This is not a drill. After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the March Madness men’s NCAA basketball tournament is back. Of even more interest to those of us north of the..." March 16

  • Crimson Tide edge Tigers for SEC title

    CBS Sports "If there was any doubt about Alabama's ability to survive the singe-elimination pressure of postseason basketball, the Crimson Tide erased it Sunday with an 80-79 win over No. 3 seed LSU in the SEC Tournament title game. The victory capped an impressive three-day run for the top-seeded..." March 14

  • Nate Oats, Herbert Jones selected as SEC award winners

    Alabama "The SEC coach of the year and SEC player of the year are both from Alabama. Nate Oats was named the conference coach of the year Tuesday while Herbert Jones was selected as both the SEC player of the year and SEC defensive player of the year. Oats, who led the Crimson Tide..." March 09

  • How Alabama became an SEC powerhouse overnight on its way to possibly changing college basketball

    CBS Sports "It's been ages, if ever, since Alabama was this good in men's basketball. The program has certainly never been this entertaining or cutting-edge. The Crimson Tide's road win against Mississippi State over the weekend clinched their first regular-season..." March 03

  • Nate Oats has Alabama positioned to make noise in NCAA Tournament

    USA Today "It’s been a very good 2021 for Alabama, which one month after winning another national championship in football is poised to capture the program’s first regular-season conference championship in men’s basketball since 2002 and one of the top eight seeds in next month’s..." February 20

  • Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats rewarded with extension through 2026-27 season

    Alabama "Alabama announced Thursday a three-year contract extension for head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season and raises his pay to $3.225 million annually. " February 19

  • Who are the title contenders from outside the top 10?

    CBS Sports "The past two national champions -- Virginia in 2019 and Villanova in 2018 -- ranked in the top five throughout February, cementing their status as title contenders during the regular season and morphing into somewhat predictable champions. But the past decade has seen some..." February 10

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • Alabama's Jordan Bruner out indefinitely with knee injury

    SI "Alabama men's basketball forward Jordan Bruner is out indefinitely after he sustained a meniscus injury to his right knee Tuesday night at Kentucky. Bruner underwent a procedure Wednesday morning performed by Dr. Lyle Cain of Andrews Sports Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in..." January 13

  • Nate Oats apologizes to Mike Krzyzewski for criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Nate Oats on Saturday apologized publicly to Mike Krzyzewski for criticizing the legendary Duke coach. After Duke lost to Illinois at home on Tuesday, Coach K questioned playing during a pandemic. Duke later announced that they wouldn’t play any more non-conference..." December 13

  • Jim Boeheim comes to Coach Mike Krzyzewski's defense: Nate Oats 'should know better'

    The Score "Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim came to Mike Krzyzewski's defense two days after Alabama bench boss Nate Oats questioned the legendary Duke head coach for wanting the NCAA to reassess the current collegiate season. "Everybody knows Mike K is..." December 12

  • Alabama Coach Nate Oats Takes Shot at Mike Krzyzewski for Wanting to Delay NCAA Basketball Play

    Complex "As the NCAA basketball season is in full swing amidst a global pandemic, Alabama coach Nate Oats had some choice words regarding comments Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski made about continuing the season. “Let me ask you a question. Do you think Coach K would be saying..." December 10

  • CBB title odds: Best bets, values ahead of 2020-21 season opener

    The Score "At long last, the college basketball season is finally upon us, and there are some familiar names atop the title oddsboard. Baylor and Gonzaga - both of whom flirted with potential No. 1 seeds before the NCAA Tournament was canceled in March - are tied for the top spot..." November 23