The Alabama Crimson Tide started their season off on a high note, winning the NIT preseason tournament and then ended their season disappointingly by losing by one point to the Maryland Terrapins, two games away from winning the NIT trophy. The Crimson Tide will come back for the 2013-2014 season capable of winning the SEC.
Star duo Trevor Lacey and Trevor Releford, who gave top SEC teams problems all season long, return next season along with Rodney Cooper and Levi Randolph. The top seven scorers for Alabama return next season and if the Crimson Tide can step up their defense, they will lead to Alabama’s offense to be one of the most dangerous ones in the country.
The Crimson Tide showed that they were capable of competing with the top teams all season long, but tended to lose late in games. They had their game against the Florida Gators all but won, and then let Florida come back to win at the end. The Crimson Tide will be the team that pulls off the amazing comebacks next season.
Alabama’s young team will one of the most experienced teams in the SEC next season and will give the top teams trouble. There is not a team in the SEC with the depth of talent returning in the 2013-2014 season for Alabama except maybe the Tennessee Volunteers.
The Crimson Tide will have every opportunity to win the SEC in the 2013-2014 season, and is the darkhorse team to win the regular season title based on the experience that returns.