The No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide now knows it will take on the No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the NCAA Tournament first round. The Irish defeated No. 11 Rutgers 89-97 in 2OT in their First Four matchup in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (19-13, 9-9) draws a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday. The Tide will play the the West Region bracket and will take on the winner of No. 11 seeds Rutgers and Notre Dame on Friday.
Perhaps the most important thing happening is Alabama baseball making its SEC Tournament run for the first time since 2016 and playing in the winners bracket Thursday taking on 6th seed Florida. Statistically speaking, Bama needs one more conference win to get to that sweet spot of 15 total conference wins to make a run at the NCAA tournament.
With less than four weeks until selection Monday for the NCAA Tournament, the college baseball season is quickly coming to a close. The Crimson Tide is currently 28-16 and 11-11 in conference while in the midst of a weekend series against No. 2 ranked Vanderbilt. Alabama sits comfortably in the middle of the pack for the SEC tournament, while still playing to prove they belong in the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide was upset in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament by the No. 11 seeded UCLA Bruins 88-78. Alabama was attempting to make the Elite 8 for the first time since 2004. Alabama was able to force the game into overtime but was unable to overcome poor shooting to keep its historic season alive.
The keep the team from going stir-crazy in Indianapolis the program arraigned a few field trips to entertain the team. On Tuesday the team visited the Indianapolis Zoo and on Wednesday the team took a trip to Top Golf.