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Alabama Crimson Tide: 5 Takeaways from 2013-14 College Basketball Season

Alabama Crimson Tide: 5 Takeaways from 2013-14 College Basketball Season

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The Alabama Crimson Tide came into the 2013-14 college basketball season as a dark horse to go to the 2014 NCAA Tournament but fell well short of expectations. The Crimson Tide lost momentum early in the season and looked lost once SEC play began. Here are five takeaways from the Alabama’s college basketball season.

5. Lack of Confidence Is a Legitimate Concern

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5. Lack of Confidence Is a Legitimate Concern

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The Crimson Tide almost won a lot of games; however, almost is still not winning. After a non-conference schedule filled with close losses, Alabama collapsed later in the season.

4. Cohesion is More Important Than Talent

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4. Cohesion is More Important Than Talent

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Alabama wasn’t a bad team last season, but they just looked lost sometimes with the ball. There was no cohesion between the players, and it showed.

3. Transfers Can Kill A Program’s Momentum

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3. Transfers Can Kill A Program’s Momentum

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Trevor Lacey’s absence was obvious in Alabama’s failure to live up to expectations. He transferred to North Carolina State and took all the team’s momentum with him.

2. One Man Can’t Win Alone

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2. One Man Can’t Win Alone

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Trevor Releford is a fantastic college basketball player, but at times he was literally the only offensive threat for Alabama. They have to play better as a team after he leaves this season.

1. Anthony Grant Has Work to Do

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1. Anthony Grant Has Work to Do

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Anthony Grant hasn’t had a lot to work with, but he has to start getting results soon. If he doesn’t start off next season strong, Grant will be on the hot seat for a majority of the 2014-15 season.