Missouri at Alabama
▪ WHEN/WHERE: 8 tonight at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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▪ TV/RADIO: SEC Network; KMBZ (98.1 FM)
▪ ABOUT MISSOURI (7-14, 1-7 SEC): The Tigers have lost seven consecutive games for the first time since the 1992-93 season. Missouri has not lost eight in a row since the 1973-74 season. MU is 0-2 in its previous trips to Tuscaloosa, a 72-49 loss in the 1996 NIT and an 80-73 loss last season. Sophomore point guard Wes Clark is averaging a team-high 12.1 points in conference play, while senior point guard Keith Shamburger has dished out 29 assists with only five turnovers in Missouri’s eight conference games.
▪ ABOUT ALABAMA (13-8, 3-5 SEC): The Crimson Tide opened conference play with two wins but has lost five of its last six games. Two of those losses came against No. 1 Kentucky and the others were two-point losses against Florida and at South Carolina and Arkansas. Junior guard Ricky Tarrant, a transfer from Tulane and Alabama’s second-leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, remains sidelined because of a leg injury, but the Tide will have senior Levi Randolph, who torched the Tigers for 33 points last season at Coleman Coliseum.
| Tod Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org