As Alabama women’s basketball enters its final month of the regular season, the focus shifts to the NCAA tournament and whether the Crimson Tide can return after missing last season.
After returning to the NCAA tournament and a first-round win — both firsts since 1999 — in 2021, the Crimson Tide made it to the WNIT Quarterfinals last season. The Crimson Tide (16-6, 5-4 SEC) is fifth in the SEC behind Ole Miss going into Sunday’s game in Missouri (4 p.m. SEC Network).
What is the NCAA tournament resume in Alabama?
The Crimson Tide has a NET rating of 23 on Tuesday. In Quadrant One games, Alabama holds a 2-5 record with wins over Ole Miss and Arkansas. The Crimson Tide is 4-1 in quadrant two games, with the only loss to Missouri. Alabama has gone 10-0 in games of Quad Three and Quad Four. The Crimson Tide has a schedule strength of eight, including a non-conference ranking of 12.
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Where does Alabama rank in tournament predictions?
Tuesday’s ESPN Charlie Creme projections have the Crimson Tide as an eight seed in the Bloomington (Indiana) Regional taking on Southern Cal. Alabama has risen steadily in the bracket after entering the bubble earlier this season.
How can Alabama build on his resume?
Alabama will have plenty of opportunities to continue building its resume. The Crimson Tide face only one team with a under-100 NET, Vanderbilt, in their last seven games of the regular season.
The final month of the season will determine if the Crimson Tide can overtake Ole Miss for fourth place in the SEC tournament. The associated double bye could help the Crimson Tide embark on a run that will boost its seeding.
What does Alabama say about the tournament?
“We are a tournament team, we have a 24 NET. People need to talk about this: People need to understand that this is a tournament team. We set out a schedule that we acted on,” coach Kristy Curry said Sunday. “… This is also a tournament team – but we understand that our work is not done and what counts is the opportunity we get. We have to take care of business.”
When is NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday?
Selection Sunday is March 12 at 7pm CT and can be viewed on ESPN. The first round of the NCAA tournament is scheduled for March 17-18.