One thing the Cats will have to do to avoid an upset tonight? Clamp down on the perimeter. Alabama is shooting 45.5% on threes in conference play, making them the deadliest SEC team from behind the arc. Their biggest weapon? Sophomore guard and suspender enthusiast Trevor Lacey, who leads the SEC in three-point field goal percentage at 45.5 percent (35-of-77) this season. In addition, he has knocked down a league-best 55.6 percent (10-of-18) of his three-pointers in SEC play.
Alongside Lacey are Trevor Releford, Rodney Cooper, Levi Randolph and Andrew Steele. Releford is averaging 16.2 points per game off 49% of his shots from the field and he and Lacey combined for 29 points in Alabama’s 50-49 win over Texas A&M on Saturday.
Shut. Them. Down.