Alabama basketball hit a big time low on Saturday, falling 88-61 at rival Arkansas. I've honestly never seen this team play that poorly. Arkansas has a good team. I'm not sure if they're not better now that Ronnie Brewer has gone pro. Anyway, the basketball team is now 13-2 and has fallen from the top 10 for the 2nd time this year, only this time it may be a little more difficult to jump back up there.
One could only assume that the events surrounding Coach Saban coming to Tuscaloosa last week took a toll on the basketball team because they were not prepared to play whatsoever. Or, we can blame it on the fact that they're playing LSU on Tuesday night in a nationally televised ESPN game. Let's hope so.
Ronald Steele had four turnovers against Arkansas, and, while it wasn't much, it was still enough to ruin his rhythm and show that he's still not quite up to what he should be. Injuries suck, but they're a part of life.
I'm telling you guys...stick with this team. They're relentless and they know what it takes to win, even though they didn't show it on Saturday. Tomorrow night's a new season, so go to the game...and if you can't do that, tune in and cheer them on ESPN.
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