Alabama Crimson Tide completes comeback on Senior Day

Arkansas v Alabama
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Despite not having a lead at all in regulation the Tide were able to complete the comeback on Senior Day beating Arkansas 92-88. This was a much-needed win for the Tide who could have dropped to the six seed in next week's SEC tournament if they had lost to the Hogs. Mark Sears had his normal 22-point performance but five other Tide players were in double digits most noticeably Latrell Wrightsell who scored 20 in his first big minutes since returning from injury.

The defense of this team still leaves a lot to desire, but the effort was there today and that is all you can ask of this team at this point of the season. Alabama got off to another slow start against the Hogs but unlike in other SEC losses did enough to keep the game within reach. The atmosphere within Coleman Coliseum has been great all season and the team seemed to feed off their energy while making their second-half comeback.

The play of Nick Pringle since returning from his second suspension has been elite and he may be the biggest factor in how far the Tide go in the SEC and NCAA tournament. Anytime he can get a double-double without getting in foul trouble Alabama will have a great chance to go deep in the SEC and NCAA tournament. Grant Nelson found himself in foul trouble again but when on the court he had a solid day including some timely three-point shots and was able to get a double-double as well with 10 points and 12 boards. The play of both may be the biggest factor in how long the Tide plays in March.

It is now do-or-die season for the Tide and despite quite a few ups and downs of the regular season you get a feeling this team can still have a special run during the SEC and NCAA tournament. When the Alabama Crimson Tide is hitting on all cylinders they are a tough out for any opponent. It helps that there are no more road games for this team. Alabama will play its next game Friday in Nashville.