February 16, 2007

Basketball Update: Tide prepares for UK

Despite a fast start, the Tide's hopes for an upset against the nation's top team, the Florida Gators, was not meant to be. Now the Tide finds itself in dire need of a win that could help convince the critics, and more importantly the selection committee, once and for all that Alabama deserves to be in the NCAA Tournament. They'll get that opportunity this weekend when they face the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats.

"Kentucky is a good team and we are in a situation where we are in need of a win," said sophomore Richard Hendrix. "So we are just going to have to go out there and take care of business. They're a good team. They've got a lot of players who have played a lot, played big games; so we know they are going to be ready to play."

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