After a huge week going toe-to-toe with two of the SEC’s top teams, the Crimson Tide now find themselves squarely on the cut-line for the NCAA Tournament. In order for Alabama to make the Big Dance in just Year One of the Nate Oats era, the Tide will need to make a strong push to close out the season. With six games left, there isn’t much room for error.
That is especially true tonight, as the Crimson Tide welcome in a mediocre-at-best Texas A&M squad. With a NET ranking well above 100. A&M has no shot at being anything better than a Q3 opponent on the tournament resume. A loss could be fatal tonight. Alabama must take care of business if the team has any dreams of competing in the madness come March.
Alabama is an 11.5-point favorite tonight against the inferior Aggies. The game will tip at 6:00 PM CST and will be televised on the SEC Network.