According to Jerry Palm’s latest bracketology, Alabama has already locked up the No. 1 seed in the SEC tournament and is enjoying life as the projected No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. But the No. 8 Crimson Tide (6-20, 15-2 SEC) could well close out the best regular season in program history when they visited Georgia on Saturday.
A win gave Alabama its most wins in 10 years, with the team having plenty of opportunities to chase the team’s record of 27 by 2001–2002. However, if the Crimson Tide comes into focus while the SEC tournament is undercover, Georgia has proven in recent weeks that it has the potential to cause disruption. The Bulldogs (14–10, 7–10) lost to Alabama 115–82 on Feb. 13, but had double-digit victories over Missouri and LSU in subsequent weeks.
Barring a run through the SEC tournament, the NCAA tournament drought continues in Georgia (2015 was their final appearance), but troubled Alabama gave this team a serious setback in the league tournament and proved that the program was actually in third place. Is on place. Coach of the Year Tom Crain. If the first meeting was any indication, there would be no shortage of points for any team in this final regular season.
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- When: Saturday, 2 pm ET
- truth: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia
- TV: CBS live stream: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (free)
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Game prediction, select
Domestic court advantage during the epidemic is lower than usual this season, but it still matters a lot for Georgia. The Bulldogs are 5-4 in SC home games, including wins over LSU, Missouri and Kentucky. He was much closer to playing Alabama during a road blast last month. Prediction: Alabama 83, Georgia 76
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