Five weeks into the season, Alabama basketball finds itself at 7-3 after another close loss to a strong non-conference opponent.

The Tide traveled to Tucson on Saturday night and went toe-to-toe with one of the preseason national championship favorites before eventually falling, 88-82. There were a lot of positives to take away from the game, and we dove into those during the episode 9 of the Tide 102.9 Alabama Basketball Podcast.

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Here are the topics discussed during the podcast:

  • Marquis answers to his prediction that Bama would take care of Arizona.
  • Collin Sexton's 30-point night during a national telecast and some of the national reaction to his performance/talent.
  • Is Alabama built for high-scoring matchups like the one we saw against the Wildcats?
  • The rotation on Saturday and what that means about the depth on the roster.
  • Braxton Key's return from injury and when we expect him to return.
  • The latest Tournament Tracker update: CBS RPI, KenPom ratings, ESPN BPI, and an overall look at the Alabama tournament resume.
  • The week ahead for Alabama, which includes no games because of final exams.