Alabama at Missouri: 5 storylines for top-tier 2020-21 SEC matchup

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We will see a Top 25 matchup on Saturday afternoon in Columbia as the Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to face the Missouri Tigers. When these two teams take the court, we will see not only the top two teams in the SEC but two of the most experienced teams in college basketball.

The red hot Alabama Crimson Tide come into this game having won eleven of their past twelve games, and find themselves sitting at 15-4 overall. The Crimson Tide are also off to a 10-0 start in SEC play, their best start to conference play since the 1955-1956 season. Alabama head coach Nate Oats brings a style of play that the Crimson Tide have mastered this season, and have been a force to be reckoned with both offensively and defensively this season.

There may be no team that returned more talent in 2020 than the Missouri Tigers. Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin has his veteran Tigers squad sitting at 12-3 overall, while also sitting alone in second behind Alabama in the SEC at 5-3. The Tigers have won two straight after suffering a disappointing 88-82 loss at Auburn almost two weeks ago, but have a massive opportunity ahead of them on Saturday with a Top 10 team coming to town.

We will get our Saturday full of college basketball off to a phenomenal start in this Top 25 matchup in Columbia. Not only will this be a meeting between the top two teams in the SEC, but it will be an opportunity for each team to secure a Quad 1 win to add to its NCAA Tournament resume.

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