Vols Sold Out

It's not enough that Alabama hosting Tennessee Saturday is considered the best game in the Southeastern Conference this week. The Crimson Tide has a couple of special events. Still, it's the exceptional play of Tennessee and the surprisingly good play of Bama that has made the game a sellout.

Longtime Alabama radio announcer Doug Layton had a standard line when a Crimson Tide game sold out. "I need four, please," he would intone. Adding, "Regular price."

More often than not, Layton was referring to a Crimson Tide football game. But this week it's a Bama basketball ticket that will be the hot item.

On Monday it was announced that Saturday's men's basketball game against Tennessee is officially sold out. No tickets remain for the 3 p.m. CST game, which will be regionally telecast by Jefferson Pilot.

Going into midweek games, Alabama at South Carolina and Tennessee hosting Auburn, Tennessee is the best team in the Southeastern Conference with a 9-1 conference record. The Vols are 18-3 overall. Bama is 7-3 and in second place in the SEC Western Division and 14-8 overall.

In addition to the game, Alabama (as part of an SEC promotion involving all teams) will wear its throwback uniforms, togs "from the late 1970s."

Additionally, members of the Crimson Tide's famed Rocket 8 teams of the mid-1950s will be honored Saturday.

Tickets remain for Alabama's final two home games of the season, Florida, on Sunday, February 26 at noon CT, and Auburn on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets for the Auburn and Florida games may be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Box Office at Coleman Coliseum, by calling 1-877-TIDETIX, or through the Crimson Tide's official website, www.rolltide.com.

And, by the way, I need four. Regular price.

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