3 keys: Alabama vs. Tennessee 

February, 17, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama has an opportunity to right the ship on Saturday when Tennessee comes to town for the 12:30 p.m. tipoff. The Crimson Tide (16-9, 5-6) have lost two straight games and have taken a step back in their journey to the NCAA tournament.

Alabama currently sits tied with Harvard at 35th in RPI, nationally, and bracketologist Joe Lunardi recently dropped the Tide to a projected 10th seed in the tournament. A win against the Vols would go a long way in rebuilding the team's resume after a slew of player suspensions and back-to-back conference losses.

Tennessee is riding a four-game winning streak, and if the Tide hopes end it, here are three keys to accomplishing that feat:
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