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No. 18 Alabama (18-5, 5-4 SEC)
at Ole Miss (15-8, 4-5)

Tipoff: Saturday at 4 p.m. at Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford.

TV/radio: Fox Sports South is scheduled to provide television coverage, but the network doesn't always follow its schedule. AM-730, AM-770, AM-1400 and FM-92.5 will have the radio broadcast.

Alabama lineup: F Alonzo Gee, 6-6, So., 13.5 ppg., 5.5 rpg.; F Richard Hendrix, 6-8, So., 14.8 ppg., 9.0 rpg.; C Jermareo Davidson, 6-10, Sr., 15.0 ppg., 9.0 rpg.; G Brandon Hollinger, 5-11, So., 4.3 ppg., 1.3 rpg; G Ronald Steele, 6-3, Jr.,9.5 ppg., 4.2 assists.

Ole Miss: F Kenny Williams, 6-8, Jr. 6.8 ppg., 5.7 rpg; C Dewayne Curtis, 6-8, Jr., 13.5 ppg., 9.3 rpg; G Todd Abernethy, 6-1, Sr., 11.3 ppg., 5.3 assists.; G Eniel Polynice, 6-5, Fr., 3.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg; G Bam Doyne, 6-4 Sr., 16.7 ppg., 5.1 rpg.

Noteworthy: Athens High graduate Richard Hendrix leads the SEC with shooting 64.4 percent from the field. ... This marks Alabama's second straight game against a team from Mississippi. The Tide beat Mississippi State on Wednesday. ... Alabama coaches will wear sneakers as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend. ... Ole Miss leads the SEC in turnover margin at plus-3.87 while Alabama is 11th at minus-1.26 a game.

Josh Cooper, Daily Sports Writer

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