Just two short weeks ago, the Alabama Crimson Tide were firmly in the NCAA Tournament field.
Since then, the Tide have lost three-straight games and have fallen off the bubble. Now, they’re the No. 10 seed in the SEC Tournament and face a tough matchup against Ole Miss on Thursday.
During a media call on Wednesday, ESPN bracketology expert Joe Lunardi said he thinks Alabama needs two wins in Nashville to get back into the NCAA tourney conversation:
On a media call, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi said Alabama needs "two wins to realistically back in the serious conversation” for NCAA bid.
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) March 13, 2019
The problem? If Alabama manages to beat Ole Miss, the Tide will have to face No. 2 seed Kentucky on Friday. That won’t be an easy game.
However, if they do advance to meet the Wildcats, a win there could clinch a spot in the tourney field.