They come into Tuscaloosa sporting a 7-2 record. I looked at the losses to UNC and Baylor and from the PBP they hung with UNC up to the 8 minute mark of the 2nd half. This won't be a cakewalk people.
Scott Sanderson returns home (again)... the last time was 2006 when we beat the Bison's brains in 80-58. Writeup from Lipscomb.
Adnan Hodzic is a force inside. He leads the team in PPG (21.1) and rebounds (9.1). Josh Slater is 2nd in PPG (19.0), rebounds (8.2) and leads in assists (4.8). Keeping one or both of them in check is KEY if we're going to win. Jordan Burgason is hitting 41% from beyond the arc so someone keep a hand in his face.
Other things to note:
- average 85.6 PPG (7th in the country)
- 42.0 rebounds per game (12th)
- 47.5% FG
Prediction: this one is going to be tough. Green needs to watch his fouls, Releford needs to penetrate, we REALLY need something from Hillman, and Davis has to hit some 3s. If Hines can contain Hodzic on the boards that would be nice. I'll be an optimist this time... Bama by 4.
Game time is 8PM EST (7PM CST). No TV that I know of. On rolltide.com if you so want to pay to watch this.