Just before tip-off, Alabama honored the late Luke “Fluffapotamus” Ratliff by presenting his mom Pam with a plaque and by dedicating the seat the super fan sat in to his memory.
Ratliff passed away in March due to complications from COVID-19 after attending nearly every game – home and away- that the basketball team played during his years as an Alabama student.
“He was more than just a fan,” Oats said. “He was a part of us. It felt like he was a part of the program.”
Alabama junior guard Jaden Shackelford has announced via his Twitter that he will withdraw from the transfer portal and return to Tuscaloosa for the 2021 season. Shackelford had entered the portal at the beginning of the month at the same time withdrawing his name from NBA consideration. The guard from California led the Tide in scoring last season with 14 points per game.
The Alabama Crimson Tide will apparently lose one of its best offensive players from the 2020-21 season. Junior guard Jaden Shackelford has put his name in the transfer portal according to WatchStadium.com. Shackelford led the Crimson Tide in scoring last year, averaged 14 points per game.
Alabama sophomore guard Jaden Shackelford has taken to his social media to announce his decision to enter the NBA Draft. Shackelford adds that he will not hire an agent in order to maintain his college eligibility.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Five men in double digits and four walk-ons on the floor in the final minute. Things are just fine at Coleman Coliseum these days, as Alabama bounced back from Saturday’s loss at Oklahoma by pummeling LSU 78-60.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (14-3, 9-0) defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (5-10, 4-4) 70-59 to emerge victorious in both contests with the 'Cats in the 2020-21 regular season. It is the first time Alabama has defeated Kentucky twice in a season since 1988-89. The Crimson Tide remains undefeated in conference play and in firm control of the top position.