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No. 25 Alabama (19-7, 6-6 SEC)
at Tennessee (18-9, 6-6)

Tipoff: Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

Alabama lineup: F Alonzo Gee, 6-6, So., 13.0 ppg., 5.4 rpg.; F Richard Hendrix, 6-8, So., 15.0 ppg., 8.9 rpg.; C Jermareo Davidson, 6-10, Sr., 14.5 ppg., 8.3 rpg.; G Brandon Hollinger, 5-11, So., 4.3 ppg., 1.3 rpg; G Ronald Steele, 6-3, Jr.,9.4 ppg., 4.3 assists.

Tennessee lineup: G JaJuan Smith, 6-2, Jr. 15.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg; G Ramar Smith, 6-2, Fr., 10.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg; G Chris Lofton, 6-2, Jr., 20.4 ppg., 3.1 rpg.; F Dane Bradshaw , 6-4, Sr., 5.9 ppg, 4.8 assists; F Wayne Chism, 6-9 Fr., 9.1 ppg., 5.5 assists.

Noteworthy: A television crew will be following the Crimson Tide all week through its game against Auburn on Saturday ...This behind the scenes look at Alabama will air March 3 at 2 p.m. on ABC and is called “Free Ticket: Inside College Basketball.” ... The Crimson Tide has won the last seven meetings against the Vols, dating back to 2002 ... Alabama has been outrebounded by its opponents in the last five games pulling down an average of 34.0 boards to 35.0 by opposing teams ... The Crimson Tide’s RPI is at 23 this week... Athens High graduate Richard Hendrix has the second most double-doubles in the SEC with 11.

- Josh Cooper, Daily Sports Writer

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