Sunday, March 11, 2018
Alabama is a 9 seed vs. Va Tech in NCAA tournament
Alabama was awarded a 9 seed, and will travel to Pittsburgh to play Virginia Tech in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday. The winner will play #1 seed Villanova. This is a difficult draw for us. I think we match up reasonably well with Virginia Tech, they are an up-tempo, but physical team. I think Buzz Williams is an excellent coach, and we have a 50/50 chance at best. Villanova has only lost 4 games all year and are a legit final four contender. The committee didn't do us any favors geographically, as both potential opponents are in the same region and they will likely feel like road games. I would have much rather had the 10 seed and been playing in Nashville in Texas' spot, but hey, we're in, and it's time for madness so anything can happen.