The Alabama Crimson Tide is set to open SEC play on Saturday with a matchup with No. 5 Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa and that's the focus for episode 12 of the basketball podcast on Tide 102.9.

On this episode, we discuss the matchup and have a conversation with Olin Buchanan of TexAgs.com. We also recap how the SEC performed during non-conference play and how the conference stands for the NCAA Tournament.

Here are the full list of topics discussed on this episode:

  • Previewing the game against Texas A&M, one of the nation's top teams.
  • Why Alabama might be catching the Aggies at a good time.
  • Who needs to step up for Alabama behind Collin Sexton.
  • Interview with Olin Buchanan of TexAgs.com
  • SEC non-conference play recap
  • A rundown of the RPI rankings for the SEC
  • Discussing Joe Lunardi's latest tournament projections and why Alabama might have some work to do.

You can hear the full episode below as well as on iTunes.