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From Coffeyville to Loyola, Montel James and Earl Peterson are an inseparable pair

It was the first open gym of the season at Coffeyville Community College. Montel James, then a freshman, was quietly lacing up his basketball shoes when a teammate approached him. “He was like, ‘Hey, don’t Earl look like Kobe?’” James recollects. The teammate was referring to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. “And I was like, ‘He looks exactly like Kobe.’ So I...
Via The Catch and Shoot
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Grant, Alabama striving for improvement

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama and coach Anthony Grant are hoping last season represented just a one-year plunge down the Southeastern Conference standings. The Crimson Tide is trying to rebound from Grant's first losing season as a head coach and replace leading scorer and four-year starting guard Trevor Releford. Alabama does return the other four starters from a team that went...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Tournament Preview

The SEC tournament kicks off tonight with a couple of play in type games before we start getting to the interesting stuff tomorrow. This league has the ability to get some more teams in the NCAA tournament than just Kentucky and Florida. Tennessee should be a tournament team. Arkansas and maybe Missouri could be tournament teams as well. The good thing about how the tournament is...
Via Bloguin Best
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas Basketball: They’re hungry

Arkansas Basketball: They’re hungry Arkansas is hungry. They want it and they want it bad. What is “it” exactly? It’s easy; they just want to win. They finally have that winning mentality that Arkansas basketball has lacked for several years. Arkansas ran over Ole Miss Wednesday night in Bud Walton Arena. The final score was 110-80 but it wasn’t that close.  With 12:01...
Via isportsweb.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reasons for Bama's issues include Nos. 1, 2 and 6

Alabama's record says plenty about the season's challenges. But so do the latest national rankings. The Crimson Tide (11-16, 5-9 Southeastern Conference) enters Wednesday night's visit to Mississippi (16-11, 7-7) already assured of its first losing regular-season mark since 1999-2000, Mark Gottfried's second season. Most of the blame can go toward deficiencies in the major categories...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama holds on to beat Missouri, 80-73

Levi Randolph scored a career-high 33 points, 19 in the first half, and Trevor Releford added 18 points to lead Alabama to an 80-73 victory over Missouri Saturday night. With Alabama (11-16, 5-9 SEC) trailing 16-13 Randolph scored 17 of the next 20 points to trigger a 20-7 Alabama run as the Crimson Tide took a 33-23 lead at the 6:06 mark. Missouri (19-8, 7-7) responded with a 10...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers outlasted at Alabama, lose 80-73

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Levi Randolph scored a career-high 33 points, 19 in the first half, and Trevor Releford added 18 points to lead Alabama to an 80-73 victory over Missouri Saturday night. With Alabama (11-16, 5-9 SEC) trailing 16-13 Randolph scored 17 of the next 20 points to trigger a 20-7 Alabama run as the Crimson Tide took a 33-23 lead at the 6:06 mark. Missouri (19-8, 7...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers outlasted at Alabama, lose 80-73

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Levi Randolph scored a career-high 33 points, 19 in the first half, and Trevor Releford added 18 points to lead Alabama to an 80-73 victory over Missouri on Saturday night. With Alabama (11-16, 5-9 SEC) trailing 16-13 Randolph scored 17 of the next 20 points to trigger a 20-7 Alabama run as the Crimson Tide took a 33-23 lead at the 6:06 mark. Missouri (19-8, 7...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

S. Carolina gets late tip in to beat Alabama 67-66

Mindaugas Kacinas tipped in a miss with 16.6 seconds left to give South Carolina a 67-66 win over Alabama on Saturday. The Gamecocks (10-15, 3-9 Southeastern) lost a 12-point lead in the second half, but freshman Sindarius Thornwell made two baskets and three free throws in the final 2:11 to pull South Carolina back. Thornwell finished with 22 points as the Gamecocks won back-to...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Releford hits game-winning three in overtime vs. Ole Miss

Trevor Releford doesn’t play at Kansas like his older brother, Travis, used to, but he makes the most of his opportunities at Alabama. The 6’0” guard hit a game winner from downtown on Tuesday night against Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss with less than a second remaining in overtime. Releford (18.7 PPG) definitely has an NBA future and will undoubtedly be invited to at least...
Via Diehardsport
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Releford's 3 lifts Alabama past Ole Miss, 67-64

Trevor Releford made a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 0.6 seconds left to lift Alabama to a 67-64 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night. Releford scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half before delivering the final shot that helped snap a four-game losing streak for the Crimson Tide (10-14, 4-7 Southeastern Conference). He accounted for 14 of Alabama's 16 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

McRae leads Tennessee past Alabama 76-59

Jordan McRae poured in 26 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Tennessee to a 76-59 victory over Alabama on Saturday night. Jarnell Stokes finished with 22 points and 16 rebounds and Josh Richardson scored 12 points for the Volunteers. Trevor Releford scored 23 points and had six assists and Nick Jacobs scored 13 points for the Crimson Tide. Tennessee (14-7, 5-3 SEC) led...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama holds on to beat LSU, 82-80

Trevor Releford had 21 points to lead four players in double-figures as Alabama hung on to beat LSU 82-80 Saturday night. LSU's Andre Stinger made three free throws to cut Alabama's lead to 81-80 with seven seconds left, Rodney Cooper made a free throw with 5 seconds remaining to put the Crimson Tide back up by two, then raced back to block a potential game-winning shot by Anthony...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers set to face Bama in SEC hoops battle

The LSU Tigers are set to travel to Tuscaloosa to face league foe the Alabama Crimson Tide (Saturday 8:00 pm Eastern, ESPN2) in a pivotal Southeastern Conference battle. It is a game featuring the same two teams which dueled in one of the most memorable SEC games of last season, an instant classic in which the Tigers prevailed in triple overtime. In that game, the Tigers and Tide...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama loses again to No. 6 Florida, 68-62

Anthony Grant and Alabama still can't beat Florida. Of course, nobody else has lately, either. Trevor Releford scored 14 points but the short-handed Crimson Tide lost 68-62 to the sixth-ranked Gators on Thursday night. Alabama (8-10, 2-3 Southeastern Conference), playing without injured No. 2 scorer Retin Obasohan, fell to Florida (16-2, 5-0) for the eighth straight time. ''They...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers D-up in second half to pound Crimson Tide, 68-47

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five things we learned from Missouri's 68-47 win over Alabama on Saturday. MIZZOU CAN PLAY DEFENSE Tigers coach Frank Haith called it the best defensive half his squad has played all season. No kidding. The Tigers completely clamped down on Alabama after the intermission, turning a tight 31-30 lead into a blowout. The Tigers did it with an aggressive 3-2 zone that...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers D-up in second half to pound Crimson Tide, 68-47

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five things we learned from Missouri's 68-47 win over Alabama on Saturday. MIZZOU CAN PLAY DEFENSE Tigers coach Frank Haith called it the best defensive half his squad has played all season. No kidding. The Tigers completely clamped down on Alabama after the intermission, turning a tight 31-30 lead into a blowout. The Tigers did it with an aggressive 3-2 zone that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama rolls to 80-61 win over Mississippi State

Trevor Releford scored 28 points and Alabama coasted to an 80-61 win over Mississippi State on Wednesday night. Releford was 10-of-13 shooting with six 3-pointers for the Crimson Tide (8-8, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), which has won a league-high 14 consecutive SEC home games. Shannon Hale added 12 points for Alabama, Retin Obasohan had 11 and Rodney Cooper 10. Releford was 6...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama hangs on to beat Vanderbilt 68-63

Alabama's seven losses this season have been by 10 points or fewer. After a 68-63 win against Vanderbilt, The Crimson Tide have now won two close games in a row. After beating Robert Morris in its last non-conference game 64-56, Alabama held on to defeat Vanderbilt in the opening SEC game for both teams on Tuesday night. ''I thought we had some guys who stepped up at the end of...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama edges Robert Morris in 64-56 comeback win

Trevor Releford scored 18 points and tied a career-high with six steals, while Retin Obasohan had 12 points and seven assists to lead Alabama to a come-from-behind 64-56 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday. Trailing 30-24, Alabama (6-7) went on a 16-2 run to go in front 40-32 when Obasohan made a 3-point shot at the 11:01 mark. Releford triggered the run with seven straight points...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

SoCal college hoops roundup

It was a relatively slow week in college basketball and the landscape in Southern California didn't see any drastic changes. San Diego State continues to be by far the best team, while the Bruins are still struggling to close out games. However, it's the final week before conference play starts in both the Big West and the Pac-12 and a few final tune-up games may prove key in developing...
Via Fox Sports West
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

SoCal college hoops roundup

It was a relatively slow week in college basketball and the landscape in Southern California didn't see any drastic changes. San Diego State continues to be by far the best team, while the Bruins are still struggling to close out games. However, it's the final week before conference play starts in both the Big West and the Pac-12 and a few final tune-up games may prove key in developing...
Via Fox Sports West
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker scores 16 as UCLA beats Alabama 75-67

Tony Parker scored 16 points, including two free tie-breaking free throws with 56.8 seconds remaining, leading UCLA to a 75-67 win over Alabama Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (5-7) was led by Trevor Releford, who scored a season-high 34 points. He scored five consecutive points down the stretch, tying the score at 67 with 1:24 remaining in the game. Parker's free throws gave...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker's 16 leads UCLA past Alabama

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 16 points, including two free tie-breaking free throws with 56.8 seconds remaining, leading UCLA to a 75-67 win over Alabama Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (5-7) was led by Trevor Releford, who scored a season-high 34 points. He scored five consecutive points down the stretch, tying the score at 67 with 1:24 remaining in the game. Parker's...
Via Fox Sports West
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 11 Wichita State holds on to get win against Alabama

Cleanthony Early scored 26 points and Fred VanVleet made two free throws with 11 seconds left to lift No. 11 Wichita State to a 72-67 victory over Alabama on Tuesday night. Early scored nine straight points for Wichita State (11-0) during one late stretch and the Shockers extended the program's best start, answering every time the Crimson Tide (5-5) threatened to overtake them....
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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