Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide are off to a 3-0 start following last season’s historic 31-win, double SEC championship season. While Alabama still has a long way to go in order to be anywhere close to the level of team it was last season and the first three games were against vastly inferior opponents, the Tide are on a historic pace on offense.
With a third-straight 100-point performance in last night’s absolute beatdown over the South Alabama Jaguars, it is the first time the Crimson Tide have started a season with three 100-point games since the 1956-57 season.
Through the first three games, Alabama has been ridiculously lasered in, shooting over 50% from the three point line, 80% from the free throw line, and over 56% from the field.
The Tide struggled on the defensive end in the first two games, allowing 73 and 80 points to Morehead State and Indiana State, respectively, but were much better in game three, only allowing the Jaguars to 46.
Alabama will next take the court on Friday against Mercer, before it heads to Destin for a matchup against Ohio State, and a home game against Clemson at the end of the month.
In December, the schedule gets extremely difficult, with three games in a row against Purdue in Toronto (No. 2 in AP Poll), on the road at Creighton (No. 8 in AP Poll), and in Phoenix against Arizona (No. 3 in AP Poll).
Alabama is currently ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll after starting the season ranked 24th.
Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP