A Basketball Twist

Alabama's basketball game Sunday against the University of Florida is officially sold out. It's the second straight home sellout for the Crimson Tide whose home game last Saturday against Tennessee was also a sell out.

Alabama, 15-10 overall, 8-5 in the Southeastern Conference, plays Florida, 22-5 overall, 8-5 SEC, at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The game is being nationally televised on CBS with Dick Enberg and the great Bill Raftery calling the game for the network.

Chubby Checker will sing the National Anthem at the game on Sunday. He will also take part in judging a twist contest for University of Alabama students at halftime of the game.

Alabama's last home game 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 against Auburn, still has tickets remaining through the athletic ticket office, by calling 1-877-TIDETIX or through Alabama's official website, www.rolltide.com. Alabama will honor its three senior basketball players, All-SEC forward Chuck Davis, Evan Brock and Jean Felix prior to the tip-off of that game.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced its all-district teams Thursday, and two University of Alabama basketball players are among the award winners.

Junior center Jermareo Davidson was voted first team and sophomore point guard Ronald Steele was named second team All-District 6. The first team includes Florida's Taureen Green, Miami's Guillermo Diaz and Robert Hite and Florida's State's Al Thorton, along with Davidson. The second team includes Steele, Florida's Corey Brewer, Joakim Noah and Al Horford as well as Ole Miss's Dwayne Curtis.

The teams are selected and voted upon by member coaches of the NABC and include 150 student-athletes from 15 districts. Those nominated are eligible for the NABC's All-American teams which are announced at the end of the season.


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