Tide Hoops Faces Critical Three Game Stretch

Alabama Forward Brandon Miller (24) getting coached by Alabama Alabama Head Coach Nate Oats and Alabama Alabama Assistant Coach Charlie Henry during a game against Jacksonville State at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL on Friday, Nov 18, 2022.

It’s no secret that Alabama is in the midst of a historic season on the basketball court. With eight games remaining, the Crimson Tide sits at 20-3, and 10-0 in the SEC. As things currently stand, Alabama has a great chance to win the SEC regular season title with a two-game lead over both Tennessee and Texas A&M and a three-game lead over Auburn and Kentucky.

This stretch of the next three games for the Tide will go a long way towards determining the outcome of what has been a great regular season so far. It starts tomorrow night in Tuscaloosa, where Alabama will take on a confident Florida Gators team fresh off a win against Tennessee and a close road loss against Kentucky. While the next two matchups after Florida are the marquee games of the season, Alabama must not get caught looking ahead. If they do, the Gators are absolutely a team that can cause an upset.

After Florida, it gets really interesting. Alabama has probably their two toughest conference games of the year with trips to Auburn on Saturday followed by a trip to Knoxville next Wednesday to take on Tennessee. Ultimately, if the Tide can get through this stretch going 2-1, they should be okay. Anything less would put them in dicey territory, and 3-0 would put them cruising in the slow lane towards an SEC title.

Alabama seems to have recovered nicely from the beatdown against Oklahoma in the Big 12/SEC Challenge last Saturday and turned the page to focus on winning an SEC title. However, after destroying Vanderbilt in the biggest SEC win in program history, the Crimson Tide did not play nearly as well in a 10-point win in Baton Rouge this weekend, and will need to step it up over the next three. It all starts at Coleman Coliseum tomorrow night.