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Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: Basketball Live Gamethread

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As has become tradition, Clemson will take on a VAUNTED SEC OPPONENT in college basketball. The Crimson Tide, much like our own Clemson Tigers, are not exactly the cream of the crop in the basketball world, but at least we have fans that actually support the team.

This year though Alabama seems to have a bit of a pulse. They are at 5-2 with some decent wins, certainly better than our wins. A victory tonight could not only give this team confidence, but also provide a bit of a resume padder in non conference matchups.

For Clemson the big question is going to be if the defense shows up. We've seen a surprisingly poor effort out of this team for most of the season, especially considering defense has always been one of the positives of Clemson under Brad Brownell. With Alabama having some quality defensive stats, Clemson will need to match them if they have any hope of winning.

Tip off for this one is at 6:00 PM EST, join us in the live gamethread to comment.