The University of Alabama Football and Crimson Tide Sports Source
February 24, 2018
Avery Johnson and Bruce Pearl have treated the rivalry this season in the way it should be treated: seriously . . . Tuscaloosa News
Pearl believes Alabama is the best defensive team in the league . . .
University of Alabama freshman Collin Sexton has had numerous high-profile matchups this season, but Wednesday night's will be a little different at No. 12 Auburn . . .
With his abdominal injury improving, Sexton will look to also improve the Tide's record with four games remaining before the postseason . . .
The trip to Auburn is crucial for showing Alabama's ability to win away from home . . .
The Crimson went back and forth with the Tigers for most of the game but separated in the final six minutes with timely baskets from senior guard Hannah Cook . . .
Ashley Williams helped the Alabama women's basketball team power past Auburn, 70-60 . . .
Alabama still has everything a college basketball team plays for within reach . . .
Despite the recent blemish, the Tide (17-10, 8-6 SEC) remains in good position for the big dance . . .
Auburn at Alabama: 4:30 p.m. Sunday; Coleman Coliseum ; SEC Network . . .
Auburn's women's basketball team will be looking for a season sweep of its biggest rival Sunday afternoon when the Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers
"They are still a dangerous team, having the depth and the length and size that they have on their team," Johnson said . . .
Kentucky's effort and determination was best reflected in the rebounding column . . .
Things really went sideways for Alabama in what became an 81-71 loss in Rupp Arena . . .
Neither Alabama nor Kentucky is ranked, but Bama is getting more votes in the polls than is UK . . .
Johnson likes what his bigs, especially junior Donta Hall, bring to Saturday's SEC matchup . . .
Alabama has been streaky on the road this season . . .
The Wildcats (17-9, 6-7 SEC) have lost four straight games . . .
The Crimson Tide hasn't beaten Kentucky at Rupp Arena since 2006, but numbers will tell you this might be its best chance in recent memory . . .
Kentucky-Alabama: Saturday 2 pm ET, CBS, streaming CBSSports.com . . .
Alabama went on a 14-0 run to start the fourth quarter and had a 42.6 field-goal percentage for the game . . .
Palm is generous to the point of listing Bama in his most recent bracket as a No. 8 seed . . .
Alabama has a bit of a tailwind entering the final stretch of its highly-anticipated 2017-18 basketball season . . .
"I don't know why, but I did it in the Tennessee game also, so I just kept the train going," Hall said with a laugh . . .
The Alabama men's basketball team will get a chance to bolster its NCAA Tournament resume over the final six games of the regular season, beginning with Tuesday night's affair vs. LSU . . .
Selection Sunday is only 27 days away and the Tide appears to be on the cusp of earning its first berth to the NCAA Tournament since 2013 . . .
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