2013–14 Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team

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2013–14 Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball
Alabama Crimson Tide logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
2013–14 record 13–19 (7–11 SEC)
Head coach Anthony Grant (5th season)
Assistant coach John Brannen (5th season)
Assistant coach Tony Pujol (4th season)
Assistant coach Antoine Pettway (1st season)
Home arena Coleman Coliseum
(Capacity: 15,316)
Seasons
2013–14 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Florida 18 0   1.000     36 3   .923
Kentucky 12 6   .667     29 11   .725
Georgia 12 6   .667     20 14   .588
Tennessee 11 7   .611     24 13   .649
Arkansas 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
Missouri 9 9   .500     23 12   .657
LSU 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Ole Miss 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Texas A&M 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Vanderbilt 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Alabama 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Auburn 6 12   .333     14 16   .467
South Carolina 5 13   .278     14 20   .412
Mississippi State 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
2014 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2013–14 Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 2013–14 college basketball season. The team's head coach was Anthony Grant, in his fifth season at Alabama after posting a 23–13 record in the 2012–13 season, when the Crimson Tide finished tied for second in the SEC and received a bid to the 2013 National Invitation Tournament. The team played their home games at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as a member of the Southeastern Conference. This was the 101st season of basketball in the school's history.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Just a week after completing the 2012–13 season, associate head coach Dan Hipsher was named head coach at the University of Texas-Pan American.[2] Former Alabama player Antoine Pettway was promoted to assistant head coach, replacing Hipsher. Then, on April 9, starting center Moussa Gueye announced that he would be transferring from the program, ultimately landing at Valparaiso University.[3] Two weeks later, former 5-star recruit Trevor Lacey announced he would also be transferring from Alabama. Lacey, the only player to start all 36 contests, later announced he would attend North Carolina State University, joining former Crimson Tide head coach Mark Gottfried.[4] On June 4, freshman Devonta Pollard, also a former 5-star recruit, was charged as part of a kidnapping for which his mother was arrested the previous month. Pollard faces one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping in the April 30 abduction of a child who was taken from her school in Scooba, Mississippi. It was later announced that Pollard was no longer a member of the Crimson Tide basketball team.

Arrivals[edit]

The Crimson Tide also added 2 transfers, 2 freshmen signees as well as a junior college transfer. Guard Ricky Tarrant, a two-time all-conference performer, transferred from Tulane University and will have to sit out the 2013-14 season per NCAA rules. The former Conference USA Freshman of the Year will have two years of eligibility remaining. Before transferring to Alabama, Michael Kessens, a 6-9, 215-pound power forward who played his freshman season at Longwood University. Kessens, a native of Nyon, Switzerland, will also have to sit out this year but will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Class of 2013 signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Shannon Hale
PF
Arden, NC Christ School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 21, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Algie Key
G
Decatur, GA Barton Community College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Apr 12, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: N/A
Jimmie Taylor
C
Greensboro, AL Greensboro High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) May 11, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Key, AlgieAlgie Key 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Decatur, Georgia
G 2 Tarrant, RickyRicky Tarrant (i) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Pleasant Grove, Alabama
F 3 Kessens, MichaelMichael Kessens (i) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Nyon, Switzerland
C 4 Engström, CarlCarl Engström 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 285 lb (129 kg) RS Jr Ystad, Sweden
F 10 Taylor, JimmieJimmie Taylor 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Greensboro, Alabama
F 11 Hale, ShannonShannon Hale 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Johnson City, Tennessee
G 12 Releford, TrevorTrevor Releford 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Shawnee Mission, Kansas
F 13 Goode, JulianJulian Goode (w) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Atlanta, Georgia
F 15 Jacobs, NickNick Jacobs 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jr Atlanta, Georgia
G 20 Randolph, LeviLevi Randolph 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Madison, Alabama
F 21 Cooper, RodneyRodney Cooper 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Hurtsboro, Alabama
G 32 Obasohan, RetinRetin Obasohan 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Antwerp, Belgium
G 33 Wilson, IsiahIsiah Wilson (w) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Troy, Alabama
F 35 Slaughter, DakotaDakota Slaughter 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Fishers, Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Source: Rolltide.com 2013–14 Roster[5]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Jimmie Taylor Nick Jacobs Carl Engström
PF Rodney Cooper Shannon Hale
SF Levi Randolph Dakota Slaughter
SG Retin Obasohan Algie Key
PG Trevor Releford

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 4*
7:00 pm
West Georgia W 65–64 OT
 27  Releford   9  Jacobs   3  Cooper  Coleman Coliseum (9, 542)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Non-conference regular season
Nov 8*
4:00 pm, FSN
vs. Oklahoma L 73–82  0–1
 20  Key   10  Jacobs   2  Releford  American Airlines Center (5,207)
Dallas, TX
Nov 14*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Texas Tech
Big 12/SEC Challenge
W 76–64  1–1
 29  Releford   7  Cooper   4  Obasohan  Coleman Coliseum (10,746)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 18*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. (3) Stillman College
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 102–65  2–1
 17  Randolph   8  Engstrom   5  Key  Coleman Coliseum (9,903)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 19*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. (3) Georgia State
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 75–58  3–1
 19  Releford   7  Hale   2  Cooper  Coleman Coliseum (9,527)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov 27*
8:30 pm, ESPN2
No. (3) vs. No. 6 (2) Duke
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 64–74  3–2
 18  Jacobs   7  Jacobs   3  Cooper  Madison Square Garden (8,741)
New York, NY
Nov 29*
3:30 pm, ESPN3
No. (3) vs. No. (8) Drexel
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 83–85 3OT 3–3
 23  Jacobs   10  Randolph   5  Obasohan  Madison Square Garden (13,266)
New York, NY
Dec 4*
7:00 pm, CSS
North Florida W 76–48  4–3
 20  Randolph   9  Taylor   5  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (9,398)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Dec 7*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at South Florida L 65–66  4–4
 20  Obasohan   5  Engstrom   3  Releford  USF Sun Dome (4,255)
Tampa, FL
Dec 14*
7:00 pm
Charleston Southern W 59–45  5–4
 22  Obasohan   9  Obasohan   3  Cooper  Coleman Coliseum (10,132)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Dec 17*
8:00 pm, ESPNU
#11 Wichita State L 67–72  5–5
 22  Releford   5  Taylor   6  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (9,918)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Dec 21*
6:00 pm, CSS
Xavier L 74–77  5–6
 17  Releford   8  Cooper   3  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (10,477)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Dec 28*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
at UCLA L 67–75  5–7
 34  Releford   9  Hale   3  Randolph  Pauley Pavilion (9,061)
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 4*
4:30 pm, CSS
Robert Morris W 64–56  6–7
 18  Releford   7  Obasohan   4  Cooper  Coleman Coliseum (10,125)
Tuscaloosa, AL
SEC regular season
Jan 7
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Vanderbilt W 68–63  7–7 (1–0)
 16  Releford   4  Tied   6  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (10,304)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Jan 11
3:00 pm, SECN
at Georgia L 58–66  7–8 (1–1)
 17  Releford   6  Cooper   3  Tied  Stegeman Coliseum (8,118)
Athens, GA
Jan 15
7:00 pm, SECN
Mississippi State W 80–61  8–8 (2–1)
 28  Releford   5  Tied   4  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (10,112)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Jan 18
1:00 pm, ESPN
at Missouri L 47–68  8–9 (2–2)
 12  Hale   8  Taylor   3  Cooper  Mizzou Arena (11,003)
Columbia, MO
Jan 23
6:00 pm, ESPN
#6 Florida L 62–68  8–10 (2–3)
 14  Releford   7  Key   7  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (11,892)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Jan 25
7:00 pm, ESPN2
LSU W 82–80  9–10 (3–3)
 21  Releford   6  Cooper   6  Hale  Coleman Coliseum (12,601)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Jan 30[a]
7:30 pm, SECN
at Auburn L 55–74  9–11 (3–4)
 15  Releford   7  Cooper   2  Tied  Auburn Arena (9,102)
Auburn, AL
Feb 1
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Tennessee L 59–76  9–12 (3–5)
 23  Releford   6  Jacobs   6  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (12,620)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb 5
7:00 pm, SECN
at Arkansas L 58–65  9–13 (3–6)
 22  Cooper   10  Cooper   3  Key  Bud Walton Arena (14,869)
Fayetteville, AR
Feb 8
11:00 am, ESPN
at #3 Florida L 69–78  9–14 (3–7)
 25  Releford   6  Cooper   4  Releford  O'Connell Center (12,520)
Gainesville, FL
Feb 11
8:00 pm, ESPNU
Ole Miss W 67–64  10–14 (4–7)
 26  Releford   10  Cooper   3  Tied  Coleman Coliseum (9,703)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb 15
3:00 pm, SECN
at South Carolina L 66–67  10–15 (4–8)
 27  Releford   5  Cooper   5  Cooper  Colonial Life Arena (8,186)
Columbia, SC
Feb 20
6:00 pm, ESPN
at Texas A&M L 48–63  10–16 (4–9)
 20  Releford   9  Hale   3  Hale  Reed Arena (7,089)
College Station, TX
Feb 22
7:00 pm, ESPN2
Missouri W 80–73  11–16 (5–9)
 33  Randolph   6  Cooper   6  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (10,907)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb 26
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Ole Miss L 67–79  11–17 (5–10)
 27  Hale   9  Hale   3  Tied  Tad Smith Coliseum (7,165)
Oxford, MS
Mar 1
2:00 pm, ESPNU
Auburn W 73–57  12–17 (6–10)
 24  Randolph   9  Tied   7  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (13,499)
Tuscaloosa, AL
Mar 4
8:00 pm, ESPN
at Kentucky L 48–55  12–18 (6–11)
 13  Releford   6  Hale   3  Releford  Rupp Arena (23,504)
Lexington, KY
Mar 8
3:00 pm, ESPN3
Arkansas W 83–58  13–18 (7–11)
 24  Releford   7  Tie   4  Releford  Coleman Coliseum (10,961)
Tuscaloosa, AL
2014 SEC Tournament
Mar 13
6:00 pm, SECN
vs. LSU
Second round
L 56–68  13–19
 11  Releford, Hale   6  Randolph   3  Releford  Georgia Dome (–)
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time. (#) is seed within tournament.

Notes:

^[a] Game was originally scheduled for January 29, 2014, but was moved to January 30 due to snowy conditions across Alabama.[6]

Source: 2013–14 Schedule. Rolltide.com

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