Alabama basketball projected to be a three-seed in March Madness by ESPN bracketology experts

At 9-2 in the SEC, the Alabama Crimson Tide stand atop the leaderboard with a 0.5 game lead over the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Gamecocks and Tide were tied for the lead in the SEC heading into last night before Auburn beat South Carolina 101-61 to give the Tide sole possession of the conference.

The Tide’s red hot start to conference play has catapulted them into being a projected three seed in March Madness by ESPN bracketology expert Joe Lunardi. Inconsistencies on the defensive end as well as a tendency to get sloppy with possession of the ball is what could come back to bite the Tide, but they have all of the offensive fire power to make a deep run in March.

Alabama will be back in action tomorrow against the Texas A&M Aggies as they hope to extend their lead in the conference. mark sears is playing as solid of basketball as anyone in the country right now, and after being named to the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year Midseason Team, his confidence is only going to grow.

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