Topsy-Turvy Tide: Alabama Men’s Basketball’s Tough Stretch
Let me be the first to say that this is in no way saying that the season is over for the Crimson Tide. The season still has a way to go with the SEC Tournament, but the Tide needs to figure out a few things before the panic button is pressed.
First, the positive, fan support has been there for the Tide and as someone loves seeing a full Coleman Coliseum and especially a full student section, noise in Coleman has certainly picked up.
It certainly makes a difference when the crowd is into the game, which we always need.
But this is also a call out to fans who sell their tickets to opposing fans. If we are to have a true home-court advantage, we can't have fans of the opposition into Coleman, or the upcoming new arena.
As for the product on the court, the three-point shot is one of the biggest issues facing the team right now. Either the shots are falling and the net is metaphorically on fire, or we're ice cold, much like against the Kentucky where the Tide shot an abysmal 10% from behind the arch.
However, it is worth saying that against both Baylor and Auburn, the Tide shot 33.3% and 37.8% respectively.
We must also take into account that Alabama had probably the toughest 3 game stretch of any team in college basketball. No.4 Baylor, No.1 Auburn, and No.5 Kentucky in consecutive games are a tough ask for any team to handle.
But for anyone to throw in the towel just yet is a little bit early. Alabama has had some big wins and some terrible losses, but every team has those.
With more SEC Contests to come, this team's identity still has time to grow.
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