February 19, 2007

Hoops Notebook: Tide, Steele hitting stride

All who follow Crimson Tide basketball knew the Tide faced a daunting task last week against Florida and Kentucky. Now with an encouraging performance against the Gators and a huge win over the Wildcats under their belts, the Tide hit the road to face Tennessee in what could be a contest that determines the Tide's tournament fate.

"I think we all know that at this time of the year everything gets magnified a little bigger," said head coach Mark Gottfried. "Our guys I think are excited about the opportunity we have in front of us. Tennessee is very good. Extremely good at home, and I think they'll be excited to play as well. We understand we've got a big challenge, and we've got to go and play good basketball."

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