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Johnson arrives to lead Crimson Tide basketball

New Alabama men’s basketball coach arrived to the support of a boisterous crowd Tuesday. He will formally be introduced during a press conference on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Unv. Alabama Dept. Athletics)

Combined Report
(April 7, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A little after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, new Alabama men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson touched down at his new home in Tuscaloosa and was promptly greeted by several media, fans and well wishers.

COLUMN: History proves landing high-profile coach in SEC is a crapshoot

Hiring coaches has been a difficult task for all teams in SEC men’s basketball with the exception of "blue blood" Kentucky, which found another top-notch hire in John Calipari. (Photo courtesy Southeastern Conference)

By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(April 2, 2015)

“Show me the money” is apparently not all it takes to land a men’s college basketball coach.

A day after getting turned down by Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is moving on to Plan B, trying to land a top-name coach that can turn the Crimson Tide’s basketball fortunes back into the direction of the NCAA Tournament.

ASU women falter in NCAA tourney

Britney Wright drives in for a shot during Alabama State’s loss to Florida State in the NCAA Women’s tournament on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Unv Media Relations)

(March 23, 2015)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Turnovers plagued Alabama State as it fell to Florida State, 91-49, Saturday during the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament at the Tucker Center.

Lady Hornets to ‘dance’ in Tallahassee against second-seed Florida State

The Lady Hornets celebrate the announcement of their NCAA berth on Monday. (Photo courtesy Alabama State Unv Media Relations)

Combined Reports
(March 16, 2015)

The Alabama State women’s basketball team will travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament later this week.

Grant out as Alabama basketball coach

According to reports, Anthony Grant was relieved of his duties Sunday morning. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Combined Reports
(March 15, 2015)

TUSCALOOSA - University of Alabama Director of Athletics Bill Battle announced Sunday a change in the leadership of the Crimson Tide men’s basketball program.

Anthony Grant has been relieved of his duties as men’s head basketball coach. The change comes after Grant has been at the helm of the program for six years.

All-SEC men’s basketball teams includes two River Region representatives

(March 10, 2015)

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

Two players from Montgomery were included on second team. K.T. Harrell of Auburn prepped at Brewbaker Tech while Mississippi State’s Craig Sword played at G.W. Carver.

SEC Tournament set for Wednesday-Sunday in Nashville

Combined Report
(March 8, 2015)

The Alabama men’s basketball team will be the No. 9 seed in the 2015 SEC Tournament and will play No. 8 seed Florida on Thursday afternoon at noon CT (1 p.m. ET) on SEC Network.

Jeff Davis girls, Carver boys win state titles

(March 1, 2015)

Jeff Davis nipped McGill-Toolen 55-54 in the first AHSAA Class 7A girls basketball finals Saturday night at the BJCC Legacy Center to win the first Lady Vols state crown since 2006…G.W. Carver out-scored Lee-Huntsville 28-17 in the fourth quarter to claim a 57-55 victory in the AHSAA Class 6A boys’ state basketball finals.

River Region teams earn berth in state finals

(February 27, 2015)

Jeff Davis scored the last five points of the game to stage a dramatic 42-41 come-from-behind win over Hazel Green Thursday to advance to the Class 7A girls’ state basketball championship game Saturday night at the BJCC… G.W. Carver (28-4) outscored Woodlawn by nine in the fourth quarter en route to a 54-42 victory in the AHSAA Class 6A boys’ state basketball tournament…Coach Randy Varner’s Rams (23-7) posted a close 42-40 win over Anniston (27-9) at Bill Harris Arena Thursday night to clinch a spot in the Class 5A girls state tournament finals.

State Finals schedule backed up an hour for Thursday

(February 26, 2015)

The Alabama High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament games scheduled for Thursday will be delayed by one hour starting at 10 a.m., AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese announced Wednesday night.

Latest Updates
Adams Drugs
IRON BOWL PREDICTIONS: Local media expects Tide victory
PRESS PICKS: Rivalry Week arrives
Tuskegee advances to face North Alabama
Huntingdon wins first ever playoff game
Edgewood holds off Marengo to earn another state championship
PREP CAPSULES: Edgewood last to represent, goes for No. 7
Hawks well represented on All-USA South teams
PRESS PICKS: Shearer holds on to lead
Henry semifinalist for Doak Walker award
Iron Bowl gets CBS slot

What's Happening
SportsTalk - RIVER REGION SPORTS, 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM, 12-2 weekdays (click to listen)
HS Foot - AHSAA Semifinal round (click for schedule)
Coll Foot - Troy at Ga. State, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
MBB - Alabama vs. Wichita St, 11 a.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM)
MBB - Tuskegee at St. Leo, 6 p.m.
MBB - Northwestern St at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
WBB - Alabama vs MTSU, 4 p.m. (Reno, Nev.)
WBB - Auburn vs Boise St, 6 p.m. (San Juan, P.R.)
Coll Foot - Alabama at Auburn, 2:30 p.m. (WTLS 106.5 FM/ WAKA Ch. 8)
Coll Foot - Tuskegee at North Alabama, 11:30 a.m.
Coll Foot - Huntingdon at Mary Hardin-Baylor, 12 p.m. (Belton, Texas)
MBB - Alabama St vs Jacksonville St, 11 a.m. (Destin, Fla.)
MBB - AUM at Selma, 4 p.m.
WBB - Faulkner at Montevallo, 4:30 p.m.
MBB - Alabama vs TBA (Orlando, Fla.)
WBB - Troy at Belmont, 4 p.m.
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