Tournament time may still be nearly a month away from now, but it's already survive and advance time for the Alabama Crimson Tide. After avoiding disaster in Starkville earlier this week, Alabama will now host the Vanderbilt Commodores in yet another must win scenario. The Tide will have to make the trip up to Nashville in a couple of weeks, but for now the team needs to focus on protecting the home court. Ricky Tarrant will likely miss his fifth game in a row, but Alabama should be getting the services of Retin Obasohan back, as he has been listed as probable for tonight's match-up.
The game tips-off at 7:00 PM CST and will be televised on ESPNU.