Life without Gottfried begins

Dothan Eagle: This is uncharted ground for Alabama’s basketball team. Philip Pearson makes his debut as interim coach after Mark Gottfried resigned under pressure earlier this week midway through his 11th season. But the irony here is the turmoil in Tuscaloosa isn’t far from what Arkansas is facing when the teams collide at 8 p.m. tonight at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Read more of the preview of the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Arkansas Razorbacks game. You can watch the game tonight on ESPN.