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ok i didnt know those 4 rotated. Must have missed it. I kinda like that. I also like the no divisions even though i will always think of those teams as east and west teams.
Love CAG, and I'm optimistic about the season as a whole, but these are our first 8 conference games. Pretty tough row to hoe. We also play a good number of road games in the non-con.
01/08/13 at Missouri * Columbia, Mo. 6:00 p.m. CT
01/12/13 vs. Tennessee * Tuscaloosa, Ala. 12:00 p.m. CT
01/16/13 at Mississippi State * Starkville, Miss. 8:00 p.m. CT
01/19/13 vs. Texas A&M * Tuscaloosa, Ala. 5:00 p.m. CT
01/22/13 vs. Kentucky * Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8:00 p.m. CT
01/26/13 at Tennessee * Knoxville, Tenn. 1:00 p.m. CT
01/31/13 vs. Arkansas * Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8:00 p.m. CT
02/02/13 at Vanderbilt * Nashville, Tenn. 3:00 p.m. CT
I do think we'll score better this year and continue to play good defense. We could sure use a couple more high energy forwards to go along w/ Jacobs/Gueye/Engstrom.
If we can get through those 6-2 or 7-1 that would be great. 8-0 and CAG would be halfway to SEC coach of the year!
We always are near the top in fg% allowed and ppg allowed, but we still lose a lot. That is bad offensive coaching. We have talent offensively, but the slowed down half court offense doesn't fit us. You must let these guys run the floor.
Dude we only have 10 players on the roster. Let's get real here.
Same amount we had last year after Mitchell was suspended.
Edit: nvm we had 11.
This post was edited by threepeat 18 months ago
We also lost 100% of the attitude.
Panties need to be loosened bro!
We are terribly thin on the front line. Jacobs showed flashes of being really good last year and by season's end I felt like he was as reliable a scorer as Green when healthy. Pollard needs to contribute quick as a true freshman.
We've seen Gueye and Engstrom and they are....offensively challenged, to put it nicely.
We will have to continue to beat people 55-53 because I don't see the offensive firepower on this team. Lacey and Randolph can heat it up on occasion.
I think the X-factor guys on this team are Steele and Coop. They're gonna have to fight for some boards as undersized forwards/oversized guards. If our bigs get in any kind of foul trouble, those 2 may have to bang with some folks and gut out some wins.
Please don't compare Alabama Football with Alabama Basketball.... 2 different ends of the spectrum.
In my opinion, The season will be a success if we make the NCAA tournament and win one game.
Doesn't matter how many losses as long as we get in the tournament.
I dont expect any particular number of wins or losses. For me, a good season would be one in which Bama qualifies easily for the tournament (no bubble watch BS) and advances at least through one round. I think Bama has the talent to accomplish those goals. Alabama basketball should be tournament worthy at 3 out of every 4 years from this year on.
Yes, there was a reason he didn't beat out Eblen as backup pg last year, he redshirted. RO was only 17 years old last year, back off. He is very athletic, according to his teammates, and will fit very well in CAG's pressing defense. Disappointing to see someone spouting off when they don't include all the facts. RTR!!!
I'm thinking we will not be seeing many 55-53 games, I think we will see this team press all of the court almost all of the time this year, leading to higher scoring games. Also, give Moose a break, he didn't have his legs under him last year. I think we will see a vastly different player in him this year. Hopefully, Jacobs will improve on the defenisve end, if he does, I think you will see a rather small lineup on the court a lot this year in Coop & Pollard at the 4 spot, Jacobs at center, and the wings a combo of Randolph, Lacey, Steele & Retin. CAG has already stated this team has a lot of diversity, in that many guys can play multiple positions, so I'm optimistic as well at this time.
However, as another poster stated, we won't begin to find out for another 3 weeks. Keep the faith, my Crimson brothers! RTR!!!
Before long, imo CAG will begin to have Bama hoops nearing the level of Bama football. We will be a strong 2-sport school, similar to Texas and Florida. RTR!!!
That's the reason why I'm a season ticket holder. Unfortunately, I don't see it anytime soon. I hope I'm wrong!
We've pressed and played hellacious defense ever since Grant got here, and we've never been a high-scoring team. We just lack outside shooters, but I understand Lacey, Cooper, Randolph, etc. were young last year and will eventually be better offensively than they showed.
I just don't see us being able to run up and down the floor with many teams in the league, but that's not a bad thing necessarily. I like the kind of style we play. As Chris Hines said 2 years ago, we have a "junkyard dog" mentality. If we get to 65, I feel really good about our chances most nights.
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