‘Bama and UAB
Two No. 1-seeded teams have been upset so far in this year’s NCAA Tournament, and both of them were toppled by teams from the state of Alabama. Is it something in the water around the state, or is there another explanation? Dennis Pillion shows that the two teams have more than geography in common.
The short answer is that they both play solid defensive basketball and have several seniors on the team in an era where top stars leave early for the lure of the NBA.