Alabama football drives the conversation here at the Rammer Jammer , SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every other sport on campus.
Future is bright
Alabama basketball may have experienced a roller-coaster of a regular season, but the team managed to make the NCAA Tournament and advance to the second round. The Crimson Tide ultimately met their match with a 23-point loss to Villanova. The team will most likely lose freshman point guard Collin Sexton to the NBA draft but will also return a lot of young talent. Alabama coach Avery Johnson believes the program’s future is bright and that it hasn’t reached its full potential.
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In other headlines …
- Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne trolled UCF after the women’s basketball team defeated the Golden Knights in the women’s NIT.
- Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin said Alabama football and Virginia basketball are similar.
Collin Sexton declines to comment
All signs point to Sexton leaving for the NBA draft. The freshman earned SEC Freshman of the Year and is projected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming draft. He has been a projected lottery pick all season after being the No. 5 recruit in the country. Still, Sexton did not offer much on what he will do with his future after Alabama’s loss to Villanova.
Wheelchair basketball brings home hardware
Alabama’s adaptive athletics program has been one of the more quietly successful programs on campus. The group just landed a new state-of-the-art facility. This past weekend, the men’s wheelchair basketball team added another trophy to its case. The team brought home its second national championship after a comeback win against Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Final: Alabama 69 Whitewater 65! The Tides leading scorers were tournament MVP Michael Auprince 31, DeQuel Robinson 21, and Ryan Morich with 13 points! Stay tuned for sights and sounds from the game! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/O9cduiKm6X
— UA Adapted Athletics (@alabamaadapted) March 17, 2018
Around the Capstone
- Alabama baseball lost to Georgia 6-5.
- Alabama men’s tennis bounced back with a 4-0 win over Auburn.
- Auburn handed Alabama softball a 2-1 Sunday loss.
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