Alabama vs. Tennessee


* When Alabama students chant “Roll Tide” during the game it sounds like John Belushi’s famous “To-ga, To-ga” chant from Animal House.

* Unfortunately, Tide fans haven’t had much to cheer about. Tennessee has dominated throughout the game. It appears the Vols are motivated and out for revenge after losing to Alabama at home last Sunday.

* UT junior Josh Tabb might not work at point guard for the Vols because of his high dribble, but he’s Tennessee’s best defender. He gave Florida point guard Nick Calathes fits when Florida and Tennessee first met in Knoxville, Tenn., last January. Tabb, by the way, is from Carbondale, Ill., the same hometown as former Gator point guard and current UF basketball radio analyst Dan Cross.

* You’ve got to give Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl some credit. The Vols haven’t traditionally played well in the SEC Tournament under Pearl, but tonight they came out focused and played with great energy. I thought Alabama could make a deep run in the tournament. But now, it looks like Tennessee is the team to beat.