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Player to watch: Mikhail Torrance

In Alabama, the focus is understandably on football right now. The Crimson Tide are ranked No. 1 in the country and will soon play Texas for a BCS championship.

But the Crimson Tide basketball team is worth noticing, too. Alabama is off to a 7-3 start and nearly beat No. 4 Purdue last week.

Mikhail Torrance is one of the main reasons why.

The 6-foot-5 senior Alabama point guard does a little bit of everything. He leads the Crimson Tide in scoring (15.4) assists (5.5) and ranks fourth on the team in rebounding (3.5). (more…)