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Kimbrough named associate head coach to replace Hawks’ Pugh in 2017

(June 2, 2016)

Huntingdon athletic director Mike Turk announced the hiring of Caleb Kimbrough as associate head men’s basketball coach on Thursday.

Kimbrough will assist retiring head coach Mike Pugh during the upcoming 2016-17 season before taking over as head coach entering the 2017-18 season.

Sampson’s return lifts Lady Hornets to NCAA Tourney

Durriya Shields-Sampson has played a key role in Alabama State’s berth in the NCAA Tourney. (Photo courtesy Alabama St Athletic Dept.)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(March 18, 2016)

When Durriya Shields-Sampson was offered a job as a security official with FedEx Corporation in her hometown of Memphis, Tenn., it seemed like the logical next step for the Alabama State graduate, who held a degree in criminal justice. But before she accepted the offer, she decided to have a conversation with ASU women’s basketball coach Freda Freeman-Jackson.

Tide season ends with loss to Creighton

Freshman Donta Hall attempts a shot in Alabama’s loss to Creighton in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

(March 16, 2016)

OMAHA, Neb. – The Alabama men’s basketball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday night with a 72-54 loss at Creighton in the opening round of the 2016 National Invitation Tournament. The loss closes the books on head coach Avery Johnson’s first season with an 18-15 overall record.

Crimson Tide to face Creighton in NIT first round

Riley Norris and the Alabama Crimson Tide will face Creighton in the first round of the NIT. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

(March 14, 2016)

TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama men’s basketball team earned a No. 5 seed in the 2016 National Invitation Tournament and will travel to Omaha, Neb., take on the No. 4 seed Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday in the opening round of the event. The Tide and the Bluejays will tip off at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Tide’s Obasohan picks up league awards

Retin Obasohan was named first-team All-SEC as well as Scholar Athlete of the Year by the league’s coaches. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Athletic Dept.)

(March 8, 2016)

The Southeastern Conference unveiled its men’s basketball coaches’ postseason awards Tuesday to cap off another exciting season of SEC basketball.

Lady Vols cruise to 7A title

(March 6, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM - Jeff Davis High School took the opening lead on a Tia Manora lay-up in the first minute of the game and never trailed as the Lady Vols beat McGill-Toolen, 52-38, to win their second straight Class 7A state girls’ basketball championship at the BJCC Legacy Arena Saturday.

Jeff Davis girls advance to 7A finals

(March 3, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM - Defending Class 7A state champion Jeff Davis downed Buckhorn 55-45 Thursday in the semifinal game of the 2016 AHSAA State Finals at the BJCC Legacy Arena to set up a rematch in Saturday’s championship with McGill-Toolen.

Carver falls on last-second shot

(March 3, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM - Riley Wolgamott’s lay-up at thel buzzer gave the Muscle Shoals Trojans a 46-45 win over defending Class 6A state champion G.W. Carver in the 6A semifinal game of the AHSAA State Finals Wednesday at the BJCC Legacy Arena.

MA advances to 3A finals with win over Brindlee Mountain

(March 2, 2016)

BIRMINGHAM - Montgomery Academy overcame a slow start to earn its first trip to the state championship since 1999 with a 39-32 win over Brindlee Mountain Tuesday in the Class 3A girls’ semifinal game of the 2016 State Basketball Finals at the BJCC Legacy Arena.

State basketball finals set to start Monday

(February 29, 2016)

Fifty-six high school basketball teams converge on Birmingham this week as the 94th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament tips off Monday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Legacy Arena.

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What's Happening
SportsTalk - RIVER REGION SPORTS, 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM, 12-2 weekdays (click to listen)
HSWRES - AHSAA State Duals 1st Round (click for schedule)
HSWRES - AHSAA State Duals 2nd Round (click for schedule)
MBB - Alabama at Auburn, 3 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/ ESPN2)
MBB - Huntingdon at Maryville (Tenn), 1 p.m.
CBB - Troy at Ark St (w/m), 3/7 p.m.
CBB - Alcorn St at Alabama St (w/m), 3 p.m.
CBB - AUM (w/m) at Selma, 2 p.m.
CBB - Martin Methodist at Faulkner (w/m), 2 p.m.
WBB - Huntingdon at Piedmont, 1 p.m.
CWRES - Huntingdon Quad Match, 9 a.m.
WBB - Alabama at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. (SEC Network)
WBB - Kentucky at Auburn, 2 p.m.
WBB - Huntingdon at Salem, 1 p.m.
AHSAA Boys Basketball Schedule, Jan. 16-21 (click)
AHSAA Girls Basketball Schedule, Jan. 16-21 (click)
For a complete list of winter AHSAA events, click here






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