Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama Can't Take Miss. State Lightly

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama Can't Take Miss. State Lightly

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TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama basketball team might have played its way into the Southeastern Conference race, but Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant was quick to point out Tuesday that his team could play itself out of contention just as quickly.

That's why Grant is urging his team to forget about last month's 75-43 win over Mississippi State, a blowout that started an ongoing 10-game losing streak for the Bulldogs.

"When you look at some of the losses we've had over the course of the season, we are a team that can't afford to take anyone lightly," Grant said. "If we don't show up prepared to play our best, we can get beat by anybody. If we do, we can beat anybody. That's just the nature of college basketball right now.

"The score looked one-sided in the first game, but our players have to remember that was an eight-point game at halftime," Grant said. "We came out in the second half and hit five straight 3s, I think. But we've got to realize that this is a capable team we are playing. …

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