Alabama 67, Toledo 50

Anthony Grant was pleased with the defensive effort. Mikhail Torrance had 19, Justin Knox 14 and JaMychal Green 12. If the inside guys can step up hit the boards and score and 'Bama can shoot 3 pretty consistently, could be an interesting team this year. Like what Anthony Grant is doing at Alabama. Reminds me of that Arkansas-UAB, Nolan Richardson-Mike Anderson philosophy. Play hard, run and score quickly. And, maybe most importantly, really get after you on defense. Alabama opens SEC play Sat. at LSU with a 4 p.m. tipoff. Game will not be televised.

Next Wed.'s game at home vs Vanderbilt will be on CSS at 8 p.m.