Coaches talk 2017 season at College Basketball Tip-Off Party

FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo made with a long exposure, a player runs across the NCAA logo at midcourt during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. Duke and North Carolina State were among the top 16 projected seeds the NCAA revealed Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 for the women's basketball tournament in March, making them potential hosts in a state that's lost several sports events because of a divisive law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WIAT) – The College Basketball season officially begins next week. For Alabama and Auburn Basketball, 2017 is filled with high expectations. The Crimson Tide just missed out on the AP Preseason Top-25, but they are No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Auburn’s Bruce Pearl and Alabama’s Avery Johnson spoke about those expectations Wednesday night at the fourth annual College Basketball Tip-Off Party at Iron City Bham. They were joined by Samford Head Coach Scott Padgett and UAB Head Coach Rob Ehsan.

Check out what the coaches had to say in the video above.

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