'Love fest' to end at tipoff

With both Mark Gottfried and Mike Davis friends off the court, it was no surprise that tons of compliments were thrown back and forth this week. But when speaking of his former team, the Indiana coach certainly sounded convincing. <br><br>"Alabama may be the best 10-seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament," Davis said.
March 20, 2003

Men's Hoops: Vanderbilt- Alabama preview

Vanderbilt (10-17, 3-13 SEC) faces Alabama (17-10, 7-9) Thursday at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (6:30 p.m. CT, Jefferson-Pilot TV). VandyMania's hoops expert, VeeMan, gives a complete preview of the game and makes a prediction on the outcome.
March 13, 2003

'They answered the bell'

Faced with the job of rebuilding the Alabama basketball program, one of the first things Mark Gottfried did when he was hired before the ‘98/'99 season was turn his attention to recruiting. <br><br>Three of the four members of that first crucial recruiting class will be feted at Senior Night tomorrow.
March 4, 2003

Magic returns: Vanderbilt 70 Alabama 69

Memorial Magic returned to Vanderbilt last night as the Vanderbilt Commodores upset #4 ranked Alabama, 70-69, in a regionally televised SEC basketball game. The Commodores used red-hot shooting and good defense to take a 36-30 lead into the locker room at the half and then withstood a furious Alabama rally to notch their first Southeastern Conference win of the 2002-03 season.
January 12, 2003

Seniors fought to be No. 1

For the first time in school history, the Alabama Crimson Tide sits on top of the college basketball world, ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press.
December 26, 2002

Tide Rolls Past Morehead State

Hours after the University of Alabama men's basketball team (9-0) achieved the first number one ranking (AP) in school history, the Crimson Tide celebrated the feat by defeating Morehead State (4-4) 82-64 in a hard fought game.
December 23, 2002