Tuesday, January 29, 2008

10 years....

10 years! That's how long it's been since the Volunteers won a game in Tuscaloosa. For the fourth time this season, the Tide basketball team will face a Top 25 ranked team, in fact the third Top 10 team. Alabama (12-8, 1-4), plays host to the No. 8 ranked Tennessee Vols, 17-2, 4-1, tonight at 8PM CST on ESPN.

The Tide won 97-77 over Auburn on Saturday to snap a season-high four-game losing streak and earn their first conference victory. Alabama has lost three of its last five at home, is 0-3 against ranked teams this season, losing to Texas A&M, Georgetown and Clemson.

Hollinger is averaging 6.5 points and 3.1 assists at point guard. Richard Hendrix leads the SEC in rebounding and averages 19.4 points and 10.2 rebounds. Demetrius Jemison is averaging 5.2 points and 5.0 rebounds. Alonzo Gee is averaging 15.9 points and 7.8 rebounds and senior Mykal Riley is averaging 13.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Gee is 13 points away from scoring his 1,000th Alabama career point.

The Vols Chris Lofton is looking to put that 10 years to rest. Lofton is averaging 14.1 points and 3.1 rebounds while also shooting over 80% from the free throw line. Tonight the Capstone is asking to "White Out" the stands to help put the No. 8 team to bed.


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