Oct. 24, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 2012-13 men’s basketball season will mark the 100th year of hoops at the University of Alabama. Throughout the season, Alabama will have stories, videos and promotions to commemorate the occasion.
A special celebration for 100 years of basketball at Alabama will take place on Saturday, March 9, when the Crimson Tide takes on Georgia, and will be presented by Alabama Power and Legacy Credit Union.
“There have been some great moments in the 100-year history of Alabama basketball and I’m very honored to be part of this program,” fourth-year coach Anthony Grant said. “This year provides a great opportunity to recognize the players, the history and the traditions that have been created over the past century.”
Throughout a century of excellence the support of passionate Crimson Tide fans has helped build Alabama basketball. It's the reason why Coleman Coliseum is one of the best home courts in all of college basketball.
“When you think about the history of Alabama basketball, players like Wendell Hudson, Robert Horry, Antonio McDyess, Derrick McKey and Mo Williams come to mind, but there are so many other players that have worked extremely hard to build this program to where it is today,” Grant said. “The hard work, tireless effort, dedicated support and enthusiasm of players, coaches and fans over the past 100 years have laid a solid foundation for the next century.”
The schedule for the 2012-13 Alabama men’s basketball season begins with an exhibition game against Stillman College on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. The 100th season will officially tip-off on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., when the Tide hosts South Dakota State in the 2K Sports Classic. The game against South Dakota State will be televised on ESPNU.