What Alabama’s win over Arkansas means

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Every time you think you’ve seen Alabama do it all …

Tonight, the Crimson Tide cracked the code to winning in Fayetteville, 79-68, with an offensive outburst.Freshman Rodney Cooper came off the bench to score 17 while Andrew Steele had a career-high 15 points to pace the Tide (18-9).

It was Alabama’s first win at Arkansas in seven seasons. It was also the first 70-plus point game since suspensions of Tony Mitchell and JaMychal Green rocked the team a few weeks ago.

With it came an edge in the SEC standings. Alabama is tied with LSU and Tennessee for fourth in the league with identical 7-6 league records.

With three games left, the Tide faces nothing but teams with worse conference records. Mississippi State (6-7) comes to Tuscaloosa on Saturday followed by Auburn (4-9) and a road trip to Ole Miss (5-8).

The top four seeds get a bye in the SEC tournament. The road win can’t hurt Alabama’s NCAA at-large hopes either. Remember Arkansas had a 17-game home winning streak before Florida earned a 30-point win Saturday.

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3 responses to “What Alabama’s win over Arkansas means

  1. (the freshmen) “They’ve held the ship together.”

    reward them Coach. leave bonehead green on the bench.

  2. Really proud of the Tide. The Alabama/Arkansas rivalry is a good one in football and basketball.

  3. “I think sometimes when adversity takes place, most good teams still trust one another,”

    Coach Grant??


    Coach Anderson. yet it says a lot about what’s going on with our team.

    after losing our two “best” players, after losing two games in a row afterwards, after getting down 12, after losing trevor lacy…….

    we win a h3ll of a tough road game in fayetteville, arkansas.

    the headache: tony mitchell and jamychal green.

    the cure: the alabama team you saw on the floor last night.

    call them the big pill.

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