Latest Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball News

Alabama signs JUCO All-American forward James Rojas

May. 21, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Junior college forward James Rojas has signed to play with Alabama. Rojas, whose signing was announced on Tuesday, is the Crimson Tide's sixth signee and second transfer who will be eligible for coach Nate Oats' first season. The 6-foot-8, 215-pound Rojas initially committed to play...

Alabama trustees formally approve Nate Oats' 5-year deal

May. 15, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats' contract includes hefty buyouts if he leaves for another job or is fired. University of Alabama trustees Wednesday formally approved Oats' 5-year deal worth $2.45 million annually, though the university had earlier released some of the...

Lipscomb hires Lennie Acuff away from Alabama-Huntsville

Apr. 23, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lipscomb has hired Lennie Acuff away from Alabama-Huntsville to become its basketball coach. Acuff compiled a 437-214 record with 11 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances in 22 seasons at Alabama-Huntsville. He has 550 career wins in 29 seasons overall. Lipscomb announced the hire...

Alabama's Oats completes coaching staff, retains Pettway

Apr. 10, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats has filled his staff, including one holdover assistant and one coming with him from Buffalo. Oats announced Wednesday he is retaining Crimson Tide assistant and former player Antoine Pettway. He's also bringing Bryan Hodgson with him from...

Alabama budget seeks to begin addressing prison problems

Apr. 9, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama representatives on Tuesday approved a budget that provides money for 500 additional corrections officers as the state seeks to stave off a lawsuit from the Department of Justice over prison violence. The House of Representatives voted 103-0 for a general fund budget that...

Alabama's Kira Lewis Jr. announces he's staying put

Apr. 8, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama point guard Kira Lewis Jr. says he's staying put after considering a transfer. The freshman entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal after the departure of coach Avery Johnson. On Monday, Lewis tweeted that he has decided to stay and play for new coach Nate Oats....

NCAA Latest: Tech will be rolling with Mahomes

Apr. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

The Latest on the Final Four (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Auburn has Sir Charles, Michigan State has Magic and Virginia has Ralph Sampson. Texas Tech will have Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs quarterback and reigning NFL MVP plans to watch the Red Raiders play the Spartans in the Final Four on Saturday night. Mahomes...

Alabama's Nate Oats receives $2.45 million deal

Mar. 29, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will pay new basketball coach Nate Oats $2.45 million annually under his five-year deal. The university released a memorandum of understanding with Oats to The Associated Press on Friday in response to an open records request. Alabama introduced the former Buffalo coach on...

Federal judge holding trial on Alabama prisoner suicides

Mar. 28, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After 15 inmates killed themselves within 15 months, a federal judge will weigh whether the Alabama prison system is doing enough to prevent suicides. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Thursday began a mini-trial on suicide prevention measures. It comes almost two years after...

New Alabama coach Nate Oats says, 'We can make a Final Four'

Mar. 28, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nate Oats was a high school coach and math teacher making a five-figure salary six years ago. Then he made a rapid ascent as a Buffalo assistant and head coach and is now set to lead Alabama . The men's basketball program hasn't kept pace in the Southeastern Conference, which has...