By The Associated Press
The basketball teams at Auburn and Alabama are set to open preseason practice. Both schools will practice Friday, and the Tigers will hold an
event for fans.
Auburn's second "Tiger Hoops Madness" at Auburn Arena is Friday evening for the men's and women's teams following an autograph session with players. Former Auburn stars John Mengelt and Marquis Daniels and ex-coach Sonny Smith will be among the judges for a slam dunk contest.
Golfer Jason Dufner, the 2011 PGA Championship and Phoenix Open runner up, will also judge. The men will have an intrasquad scrimmage while the women will hold a 3-point shootout and dribble contest.
The Crimson Tide returns the top three scorers from last season's team that advanced to the NIT finals.