The 25th-ranked Crimson Tide welcome in one of the best mid-major teams in college basketball this season, as the Mavericks of UT-Arlington come to Tuscaloosa. Winners of 27 games a year ago, the Mavs return essentially the entire rotation from last season, and 12th-year coach Scott Cross knows a thing or two about upsetting power conference teams.
Both of these teams have scored 80+ points in their undefeated starts to the year, so there should be plenty of fireworks in Coleman Coliseum tonight. Can Alabama avoid the upset before heading up to Brooklyn for the Barclay's Center Classic?
The game will tip at 8:00 PM CST and will be televised on the SEC Network.