After an extremely fun, high-scoring win over the 7th-seeded Ole Miss Rebels last night, the Crimson Tide have earned the right to play at least one more in Nashville. Alabama's reward for winning that big game last night? None other than the ole Kentucky Wildcats, basketball juggernaut of the SEC. The Tide have faced off with the 'Cats twice already this season, with neither game being overly competitive. Alabama will certainly have to play their best ball of the season in order to advance again in Nashville.
The good news for 'Bama fans is that the Tide is coming off one of their better performances of the year, as Justin Coleman took over the 1st half of the game, Riley Norris and Arthur Edwards hit some big time shots, Donta Hall continued to own any opponents looking to attack the rim, and Retin Obasohan closed out any hopes Ole Miss had of a late-game comeback. If the team can play like they did yesterday, they will have a puncher's chance at knocking off Kentucky.
The game tips-off at 6:00 PM CST and will again be televised by the SEC Network.