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(RNN) - Alabama plays the first of three straight home games on Saturday when Charleston Southern comes to Coleman Coliseum.

The Crimson Tide is 4-4 after losing its last outing 66-64 at South Florida. Alabama's four losses have come to teams with records of 27-7. The Tide has been tough at home, outscoring mostly overmatched opponents by an average of more than 23 points.

Charleston Southern is 3-4 this year and playing its first game in 11 days.

Saah Nimley leads a trio of double-figure scorers with 15 points per game. Arlon Harper scores 12.3 and Matt kennedy 12.1 points per game for the Buccaneers.

The three of the losses came against good competition within a week's span: 80-78 at home against UNC-Wilmington on Nov. 13; 109-93 at New Mexico four days later; then 69-64 at Baylor on Nov. 20.

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