The Alabama basketball team opens the SEC Tournament Thursday in Nashville. The Tide will face South Carolina, a team they just beat last week in Columbia. The Tide and Gamecocks open play at Noon at the Bridgestone Arena.
Alabama scuffled around all of February winning just once in seven games. But the Tide ended the regular season with back-to-back wins over the Gamecocks and then Auburn.
Tide Coach Anthony Grant says beating the same team twice in a week will be a challenge.