It's March. The theme of the day is "survive and advance." That's exactly what the Tide did today, so I won't waste a lot of time recapping it.
For all the criticism of Darrin Horn he had a pretty good game plan against us. He stayed in the 2-3 zone nearly the entire game, and urged his team to push the ball and take quick shots whenever feasible. That is as good of a game plan for beating us as anybody has come up with. Luckily for us, they just didn't have the players to pull it off.
The most disappointing aspect of this game to me was how we handled prosperity. Our press forced some turnovers and easy baskets, but every time we got the lead to 8-10 pts we seemed to get lazy and let them back in it as opposed to finishing them off. Kudos to Trevor Lacey for FINALLY hitting our first 3 of the game with less than 1 minute remaining and icing it away at the free throw line, but this team had multiple chances to put it away before then but lacked that killer instinct.
Up next, we face the Florida Gators tomorrow at 2:30 CST in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament. I will be there, but I'm not optimistic given our effort over the last 3 games. That said, it could be worse, we could be Mis$$i$$ippi $tate, who just lost Georgia in the first round and is likely headed to the NIT.. LMAO! Those bitches may go down as the most underachieving team in the history of college basketball. Regardless of how this season plays out for us, that puts a huge smile on my face.