MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Darian Adams posted 18 points as Jacksonville State topped Florida Atlantic 60-50 on Friday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Jaden Shackelford had 18 points and 11 rebounds as Alabama routed Jacksonville State 81-57 in a season opener on Wednesday night.
Nate Oats has reason for optimism heading into his second season at Alabama. The Crimson Tide bid to take the first step in what Oats expects to be a successful season Wednesday when they host Jacksonville State in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Optimism is elevated after Alabama was selected to finish fifth in the Southeastern Conference preseason poll.