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Alabama Professor Trolls Avery Johnson Jr. After NCAA Tournament Loss To Villanova

Avery Johnson the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide gives instructions to his team.

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 10: Avery Johnson the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide gives instructions to his team in the game against the Ole Miss Rebels during the second round of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Alabama basketball had a strong season this year. The Crimson Tide reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012, and won a game in the Big Dance for the first time since 2006.

Apparently, that wasn't enough for one 'Bama player to avoid some trolling from a university professor.

Avery Johnson Jr., a Crimson Tide guard and the son of head coach Avery Johnson, said one of his professors joked that an upcoming exam would "feel like the 2nd half of the Villanova game."

Alabama trailed top-seeded Nova by only five points at intermission, but ended up losing by 23 as the Wildcats broke it open in the second half.

It seems like Johnson handled the jab well. A little harsh on the professor's part though.

Despite the loss, the future looks bright in Tuscaloosa. Point guard Collin Sexton will leave for the NBA Draft, but the Tide should return a bulk of its top talent otherwise.

A solid recruiting class, led by four-star point guard Jared Butler, is also on the way. Alabama will be aiming for its first back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances since the Tide went to five straight Big Dances from 2002-06.

Alabama might not be just a football school after all.