It's not often I'm considered an optimist, but I believe this year is going to be special for Crimson Tide basketball fans. Wins and losses predicted below:
11/10 Jackson State 8:30 PM W
11/17 Middle Tennessee State W
11/18 Iowa W
11/19 Villanova/Xavier W
11/25 Texas Southern 7:00 PM W
11/28 Louisiana-Monroe 8:00 PM W
12/2 Tennessee State 3:30 PM W
12/7 at Notre Dame 9:00 PM W
12/9 Alabama State 7:00 PM W
12/16 at Southern Miss 8:30 PM W
12/20 at North Carolina State L
12/23 Coppin State 3:00 PM W
12/29 Lipscomb 8:00 PM W
01/1 Oklahoma 2:30 PM W
01/6 at Arkansas 2:05 PM L
01/9 No. 7 LSU 9:00 PM W
01/17 at Vanderbilt W
01/20 Georgia 1:30 PM W
01/23 at Auburn 9:00 PM W
01/27 Arkansas 3:00 PM W
01/31 at No. 7 LSU 9:00 PM W
02/3 South Carolina 3:00 PM W
02/7 Mississippi State 8:00 PM W
02/10 at Mississippi 5:00 PM W
02/14 at No. 1 Florida 8:00 PM L
02/17 No. 22 Kentucky 3:00 PM W
02/21 at No. 24 Tennessee 8:00 PM L
02/24 Auburn 5:00 PM W
02/28 Mississippi 8:00 PM W
03/4 at Mississippi State 2:00 PM W
That's 26-4... good enough for a top 2 seed. While I'd like to believe we'll go 30-0 I figure we'll slip up a few times on the road.
The Paradise Jam will test us early, but IMO we're much better than the rest of the field. Iowa will probably give us our toughest test there.
I picked a NCST upset... I figure we'll drop one on the road. I probably could've chosen Notre Dame as the upset. We'll win one of those.
As for SEC play... I penciled in 13-3 in conference. Flip-flop Tennesse and LSU on the road if you like... I say we win one of those and we finally get the Vandy curse off our backs.
I'll predict SEC and NCAA tournaments when they get closer. Tentatively, I say we make it to the SECT finals and the Final Four in Atlanta. I'll be there for both.