SEC Basketball: Top 5 Toughest Nonconference Schedules

ALABAMA

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  Alabama (6-7) welcomed Vanderbilt (8-4) to Tuscaloosa for the SEC opener for both teams Tuesday night, and the Crimson Tide held on late to win 68-63 after leading by 10 at halftime. The Commodores certainly missed their leading scorer, as guard […]

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Releford

Yes, the Alabama Crimson Tide couldn’t pull the upset against the 11th-ranked Wichita State Shockers on Tuesday night, falling 72-67 to the undefeated Shockers. The loss left the Crimson Tide 5-5 on the season and with a reputation as a […]

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WSU

Unanimously accepted as the overwhelming favorites to win the Missouri Valley Conference this college basketball season, the Wichita State Shockers are easily one of the best teams in the country when at full strength. On Tuesday night in a tough […]

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Last season, the Alabama Crimson Tide was another SEC team that should have made it to the NCAA tournament, but were left out and given a top NIT seed. They finished last season with a loss in the quarterfinals of […]

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Alabama Crimson Tide

The Alabama Crimson Tide will have a solid team in the 2013-14 college basketball season and they should make the NCAA tournament (remember that should is not a guarantee). Does that make the Crimson Tide contenders or pretenders in the […]

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Trevor Releford

The SEC was nowhere near considered the best conference in America last season, but expect the conference to be much better in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Also, expect Trevor Releford to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to the 2014 […]

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Alabama head coach Anthony Grant is known for giving his teams the tools to compete defensively. The Crimson Tide have always been very tough to compete with and are known best for Grant’s hard-nosed style. After speaking to a group of high school coaches focusing on Alabama’s […]

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