Bama is in all 67 of the currently released brackets on BracketMatrix. They average out to be a four seed. TeamRankings bracket has them at a 2 seed while the worst has Bama as an #8 seed (BracketBingo.)
This will change a thousand more times before March, but can you imagine if Bama got to play Duke? All that talk about the rift between Oats and K...Oats's apology? Here we go again. Once the game gets started though, Bama should take care of business though. I'd love to see Oats keep the pedal to the floor like he did last night. Just completely flatten Duke.
Going to be interesting to see how a team that has not had much recent success handles the current success. This and injuries will be the thing to keep an eye on. They are not going to shoot 50+% from 3 point range ever game but the nice thing is they do not have to.
Keep working and preparing. Stay hungry. Keep away from rat poison.
Oats touched on this after the LSU game, but it sounds like the leadership from the seniors is very similar to what the football team had this year... those guys are apparently making sure the team stays grounded. Lord knows, those kids have seen things unravel late in the season before... but since SEC play began, very little about this year and the previous few years seem to be similar. You can tell they are playing with much more confidence.