Alabama Crimson Tide: Trevor Releford

Watch: Releford's half-court buzzer-beater

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Trevor Releford hits a half-court buzzer-beater to beat Georgia.
Alabama recruiting writer Greg Ostendorf and beat writer Alex Scarborough bring you another edition of The TideNation mailbag, answering your questions about recruiting, football and basketball.

Demarcus Walker
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSESPN 150 DE/LB Demarcus Walker is closing in on a decision, and it might be Alabama.
@HighTide_14 asks: How will Bama finish up their class? Who do you think they get?
Ostendorf: With 18 commitments already on board, Alabama is running out of room in its 2013 class. I’ll focus on the ESPN 150 prospects who are still considering the Crimson Tide. I think they are in great shape to land defensive end/linebacker Demarcus Walker and running back Derrick Henry. Both could announce their intentions in the next month. The biggest name still out there is offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Originally, most thought he wouldn’t leave the state of Florida, but Alabama made up a lot of ground on his last visit and now has a legitimate shot to land the five-star. The Tide could also pull a top linebacker, Kendell Beckwith or Matthew Thomas, or Pa. wide receiver Robert Foster in this class.

3 keys: Alabama vs. Tennessee 

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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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