Jan 7, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide Trevor Releford (12) defends Vanberbilt Commodores guard Kyle Fuller (11) at Coleman Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Releford tosses up silky layup against Florida Gators (GIF)


The Alabama Crimson Tide are a powerhouse football team, so it’s not a surprise that their basketball team often gets overlooked and overshadowed. But while the football team steals the show, the scrappy basketball team has been trying it’s best to crawl out of the darkness and into the spotlight their football brethren find themselves in on a yearly basis.

The Florida Gators happen to consistently have good football and basketball teams, as they’re an SEC presence in both sports. Still, thanks to the football aspect, it will always be weird to hear that Alabama is trying to upset Florida, but that’s the case on Thursday night in college basketball.

One guy looking to reverse the Tide’s basketball fortunes is Trevor Releford and he started to get things rolling against the Gators on Thursday night.

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That’s progress, but one silky layup doesn’t erase the fact that the basketball team is the fourth or fifth fiddle not he campus of Alabama.

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