Alabama's Steele Expects to Play Against Kentucky

ATLANTA (AP) - Alabama's Ronald Steele will return to the court for the Southeastern Conference tournament.

The Crimson Tide point guard says he'll play in opening round game against Kentucky today in Atlanta.

However, Steele and coach Mark Gottfried say he won't likely be 100 percent again this season. Steele has been plagued all season by knee and ankle problems.

The sore left knee has sidelined him for the last two games.

Steele says sitting out while the Tide struggled has been "miserable."

Tipoff is 12 noon.

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