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The Crimson Tide basketball team will take on its first major opponent of the 2010-2011 season this evening in the opening round of the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands. Bama will face the Seton Hall Pirates of the Big East conference, with the game scheduled to tip off at 5:00 pm C.T.
A win tonight will be far from easy, though. Seton Hall returns four starters--including their top three scorers--from a team that barely missed the NCAA tournament last year and finished with a solid 9-9 record in what was arguably college basketball's toughest conference. The Pirates did make a coaching change in the offseason after former coach Bobby Gonzalez was relieved of his duty due to off-court issues. Kevin Willard, who did a nice job at Iona, was brought in and hopes to quickly put the program back into the NCAA tournament and the top half of the Big East.