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Alabama Crimson Tide
Texas Tech Red Raiders
Coach: Anthony Grant (3 season at Alabama 62-39) Overall 139-64, 6 years
2011-12: Record 21- 12 overall, 9-7 in SEC (5th)
Starters Returning (3) Trevor Lacy. Trevor Releford, Levi Randolph
Preseason Tournament: 2K Sports Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: at Cincinnati, at VCU, at Texas Tech
Transfer Out: Charles Hankerson (Wyoming)
Early Departure: Tony Mitchell
Last season Anthony Grant got the Crimson Tide back to the NCAA tournament somewhere they hadn’t been since 2006. Alabama loses their two best players but the return about everyone else and bring in one top recruit. One thing for sure Grant gets the team to play defense. Crimson Tide fans won’t be ready for basketball until football season is over but the Tide should be battling for an NCAA tournament berth.
The strength of this team will be the backcourt. Leading the way will be point guard Trevor Releford (12 ppg). Releford does a little bit of everything for the Tide; he led them in assists and steals last season....
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HONOLULU – The Alabama women’s basketball team (10-3) grinded out a 44-43 victory over Hawaii (4-7) on Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center to win the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Invitational. Crimson Tide junior Shafontaye Myers was named Tournament MVP following the game while senior Alicia Mitcham earned all-tournament team honors.
Alabama had a pretty good idea of what it was getting when it recruited Barrett Jones out of Evangelical Christian School in Germantown, Tenn., in 2008. Scout.com had ranked him the 18th best lineman in the nation, a four-star prospect, and the top prospect in the state of Tennessee. There was a question of where he might play. He was projected as a tackle by some, a center by others.
In a game of unusual “runs,” Alabama’s run of bad basketball continued as the Crimson Tide lost its fifth game in its last six outings and third straight in Coleman Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
Everyone is aware that Alabama’s football team has something to finish this year. But that’s the big picture, the result. The process means finishing a lot of things. “Finish, finish, finish,” emphasized Alabama Coach Nick Saban following the Crimson Tide’s final practice of the year Saturday.