After barely slipping by a very good Bucknell team over the past weekend, the Missouri Tigers basketball team will play its first-ever SEC conference game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday night.
The Tigers, who are ranked No.10 in the country according to the latest AP Top 25 poll, will begin their quest to fulfill the high expectations set upon them. Doing so will not be easy. It never is in conference play.
The Tigers will need to be on top of their game as they play host to the Crimson Tide. Here are five keys to a Mizzou victory over Alabama on Tuesday night.