Thursday, January 12, 2012
Alabama dismantles LSU, start 2-0 in SEC Play
Using another solid defensive performance, Anthony Grant's hoop squad has gotten out of the gate at 2-0, which is is a great start for the Tide.
Now in the next seven days, Alabama travels to Starkville Saturday, host Vanderbilt and go to Lexington to face # 2 Kentucky in a 36 hour period at the end of the week. This will be Alabama's toughest stretch of the season, should the Tide win just one of the next three, they will be poised for another double figure win total in conference. Two wins will probably put them in contention for an SEC Title, escpecially if they should pull the rabbit out of the hat against Kentucky.
While 'Bama slipped off the national radar after losses to Georgetown, Kansas State and Dayton, it will be tough to find a team that has as three good losses as 'Bama at this point in the season. ESPN college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb called Alabama the most under the radar team last Saturday. Now he Tide is finding more consistency from downtown, have overcome a shoulder injury to Jaymichael Green (who still doesn't look completely healthy), and have been holding opponents below 60 on a nightly basis.
They might be poised for a top 4 seed come March and a top 20 RPI if things continue on the current path.