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Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama Crimson Tide 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Scores, Injury Report

The Alabama Crimson Tide competes in NCAA Men's Basketball as a part of the Southeastern Conference. Florida, LSU, and Kentucky are some notable teams from their conference. They were founded in 1912.


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The name Crimson Tide came into existence when in November 1907, former Birmingham Age-Herald sports editor Hugh "Doc" Roberts described a football game between Auburn and Alabama as "crimson tide."

The current logo of the Crimson Tide is an italics letter A, surrounded by the team name in a circle. There were multiple logos before and each of them involved an elephant before it was dropped completely in 2004.


Athletic DirectorGreg Byrne
Head CoachNate Oats
ArenaColeman Coliseum
Championships (0) -
Conference Tournament Titles (7)1930, 1934, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991
Conference Regular Season Titles (8)1930, 1934, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1987, 2002

Who is the Coach of the Crimson Tide?

The current head coach of the Crimson Tide is Nate Oats. He was appointed in March 2019.

Oats came to Alabama boasting an impressive record during his previous stint at Buffalo. Under him, the Crimson Tide have developed a lethal offense, which ranked third in the country in points per game last season.

Who is the Athletic Director of the Crimson Tide?

The current athletic director of the Crimson Tide is Greg Byrne. He joined the university back in 2017, after almost a decade of experience with Mississippi State and Arizona.

Byrne made the appointment of Nate Oats, after firing his predecessor Avery Johnson.

Achievements and Championships

The Alabama Crimson Tide has made 20 appearances in the NCAA tournament, and the furthest they have gone is the Elite Eight.

That feat was achieved in 2004, when they beat the number one ranked Stanford, but lost in the Elite Eight to the eventual champions, UConn.

They have ranked as the number team just once when Mark Gottfried led them to the pole position in the 2002-03 season.

The Crimson Tide are yet to win an NCAA championship.

Greatest NBA Players

Alabama alumni are not an unfamiliar sight in the NBA. Antonio McDyess, Latrell Sprewell, and Robert Horry are some of the former Crimson Tide players who have become prominent names in the NBA. Sprewell is a four-time All-Star, while Horry is a seven-time NBA champion.

Collin Sexton and JaMychal Green are the current Alabama alumni in the league and Kira Lewis Jr who will make his debut this season after being drafted by the Pelicans in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Mascot and Uniform

The Alabama Crimson Tide adopted the elephant as their mascot after being called the Red Elephants back in the 1930s by sportswriters. Their mascot is called Big Al, who made his official debut in 1980.

He was given the name following a student vote selected the name after a popular campus DJ called Al Brown. Prior to Big Al, live elephants were also used by the university.

The team colors of the Alabama Crimson Tide are crimson, gray, and white.

Current Roster

The Crimson Tide's roster for the 2020-21 season has 20 players.

F1Herbert Jones6-8210
F2Jordan Bruner6-10225
F3Alex Reese6-9230
F4Juwan Gary6-6218
G5Jaden Shackelford6-3200
G10Delaney Heard6-3198
G11Joshua Primo6-6190
F12Darius Miles6-6185
G13Jahvon Quinerly6-1175
G14Keon Ellis6-6170
F15Tyler Barnes6-8201
G21Britton Johnson6-4183
F22Keon Ambrose-Hylton6-8210
G23John Petty Jr.6-5184
G24Jaden Quinerly6-0155
G25Adam Cottrell6-3200
F30Kendall Wall6-5192
F33James Rojas6-8220
G34Paul Stramaglia6-0180
F35Alex Tchikou6-11225



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The Alabama Crimson Tide began their 2020-21 season with an 81-57 win against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks on November 25. They have a 27-game regular season that ends with a home game against the Auburn Tigers on March 2, 2021. Their current record is 4-2.

The full schedule is available on the college website.

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