After Hours at a Buc-ee in Athens: The Refuge for an Emotionally Strained Team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Oh, the ebb and flow of a basketball season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide has dealt with a situation no other team in college basketball has faced this season. Just days after former player Darius Miles was charged with capital murder in the death of Jamea Jonae Harris, the Crimson Tide had to play an SEC road game in Vanderbilt — and won.

The team was scheduled to fly home after the game, but due to heavy fog, the flight was canceled and the team had to go home the old-fashioned way – by bus. Brandon Miller hails from central Tennessee. If necessary, he offered his parents’ house as a place to stay. The 50+ group soon decided against it.