Mailbag: Alabama fans riff on Final Four bid, how UConn can be beaten, and more | Goodbread

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Alabama basketball has reached the Final Four. Yes, you read that right. A program that had only once before reached the Elite Eight has navigated March Madness with four consecutive NCAA Tournament wins to put itself on the brink of its first national championship. It’s done so with a remarkable turnaround, as it entered the tourney on a 2-4 slide over its previous six games. The task now at hand: toppling the defending champs, UConn, which is the No. 1 overall seed and has blown through its four tournament opponents with ease, beating them all by 17 points or more. Crimson Tide fans have thoughts … onto the mailbag!

Drew from Overland Park, Kan,. writes: A Nate Oats offensive scheme is capable of beating any team. Very similar to the 73-win Golden State Warriors because of the scoring talent. It will take career games from everyone in the front court. Early foul trouble to Grant Nelson and/or Nick Pringle will be impossible to overcome. Pace of play will be huge if the Tide can make (Purdue’s Zach) Edey run baseline to baseline. Look at what Wisconsin did in the Big Ten tournament.

Hey Drew: So you’re picking Alabama over UConn on Saturday and a rematch with Purdue in the title game on Monday? That’s some confidence. Bold call. Nate Oats would like nothing more than to get one more crack at Edey, who scored 35 on Alabama in a 92-86 Purdue win in December.

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Ross from Paris, Texas writes: Upsets are what make this tournament fun (excluding UNLV/Duke 1991 … still hate Duke). If we have more threes than turnovers and UConn plays a B- game, we have a shot. This has been an overachieving group from my perspective and making it to the Final Four is already two wins beyond my preseason expectations. Let’s just win a couple of more.

Hey Ross: If you already hated Duke…

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 14:35:05

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