Wednesday, February 14, 2007  
Bama basketball: at #1 Florida

Alabama travels to Gainesville tonight to play against the Florida Gators. After last year's game, I would say that we match up well against this team, other than the fact that they have a guy shooting 70% from long range this year.

This game could make or break the Tide's season. If you remember the year of the Elite 8 run, we stole a game at #4 Mississippi State that propelled us to the NCAA tournament. Last night I watched Virginia Tech go into Chapel Hill and beat North Carolina in the Dean Dome, so to those that think this game is impossible - boo to you.

Now, at the same time, I have seen NOTHING that shows me that this team can handle an atmosphere like they'll see in Florida tonight. They almost always start out slow, which would be a killer in this case, and they always have a very very very bad stretch with lots of bad decisions and bad ball handling (especially Steele and Riley as of late).

I see little hope for this one, but I am a conspiracy theorist, and the only way I see Alabama making the tournament is by getting a big time road win. This would classify. Of course, I'm also a realist. It shows in my prediction.

Prediction: Florida 91 Alabama 70

Today's RPI: 32
Days 'til Selection Sunday: 25
Sportsline: 10 seed vs Texas
Fox Sports: NO SEED - NIT
Sports Illustrated: 11 seed vs Virginia Tech, Virginia, Duke, or Clemson

Comments: Are you going to wish death on the Florida players like you did the Ole Miss players if you lose?
# posted by Blogger Brad : 1:37 PM   Haha. Yeah, it's a possibility. At least I know the Florida players are better than our guys. That's not the case with Ole Miss.
# posted by Blogger Memphis Tider : 8:51 AM   Scoreboard says different. And more people believe the scoreboard than believe you.
# posted by Blogger Brad : 9:48 AM   Post a Comment

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