‘Bama and UAB

UA, UAB have more in common than you think

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.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.