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2-1, 1st in SEC

Pusica, Northeastern top Alabama 68-52

Vasa Pusica had 20 points and Northeastern beat a Southeastern Conference opponent for the first time in six tries with a 68-52 win over Alabama at the Charleston Classic on Thursday.

Alabama secures 81-73 victory vs. Appalachian State (3:19)
Alabama rolls to season-opening win (2:23)
Johnson pleased with win over alma mater (1:02)
Alabama basketball more balanced (2:34)
Leadership key for Crimson Tide (2:39)
Alabama looking to add more ball movement (0:56)
Players buying into Alabama program (3:56)
Alabama hungry heading into season (2:30)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Much of the talk this season about the Alabama offense has centered around the quarterback situation, but Nick Saban told ESPN this week that it's as good as the Crimson Tide have been at the offensive skill positions since he's been in Tuscaloosa. "We have more guys who can make plays around the quarterback than we've probably ever had." Alabama is averaging 56.7 points and 544.7 yards per game this season.

Crimson Tide hoops on the come up (2:42)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The appeal of Nick Saban and Alabama football stretches far and wide. A fan from Alaska attended Saban's radio show on Thursday night, and earlier in the day, Saban visited in his office with fans from Iceland.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

I don't think anybody on Alabama's staff is surprised by Tua Tagovailoa's performance tonight against Louisville. My sense in being there last week was that he was the guy who would best utilize all of the Tide's skill players and unlock that offense. He just provides a different dimension with his ability to throw the ball and spread it around.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

At Alabama, linebacker Dylan Moses says there's no room for complacency despite how many championship trophies the Crimson Tide have displayed in their football complex.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

If you're going to make it at Alabama, senior center Ross Pierschbacher says, "You gotta bring it everyday."

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Nick Saban tells a great story about his first game as Michigan State's coach in 1995. The Spartans were manhandled 50-10 at home by Nebraska, which was in the midst of a 60-3 run over five years under Tom Osborne. As the two coaches met at midfield to shake hands after the game, Saban said Osborne looked at him and said, "Nick, you're not as bad as you think you are." To this day, Saban thinks that 1995 Nebraska team is as complete a team as he's seen in college football. "They had everything," said Saban, who's got his own dynasty going at Alabama with five national championships in the last nine years.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Hall of Famer Bart Starr, 84, was back at his alma mater Tuesday to take in part of Alabama's practice.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi working his outside linebackers.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses said the older Nick Saban gets, the "more energized" he gets.

Team Stats

Points Per Game81.5
Rebounds Per Game45.0
Assists Per Game12.0
Points Allowed67.5Tied-124th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record21-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20