Previewing the Alabama Crimson Tide's draw in the West Region

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While the Alabama Basketball team limped into the NCAA Tournament losing four of its final six games the team was gifted what may be the best possible draw in the West Region. The Tide will open up its tournament in Spokane Washington where they'll take on Charleston. The initial reactions are that the Alabama Basketball team drew an incredible draw avoiding several of the scariest opponents and ending up with the worst of the four one seeds. To reach the Sweet Sixteen the Alabama Basketball team will need to beat Charleston and either St. Mary's or Grand Canyon University which all things considered is a fantastic draw.

1. North Carolina

The Tar Heels were one of the shocking reveals when the committee released the brackets as many projected for the Tar Heels to land as a two-seed. The Tar Heels sport one of the nation's top offenses scoring 81.5 points per game while allowing 70.2 points per game. The team's best asset is experience returning several important pieces from its championship runner-up team with Armando Bacot and RJ Davis leading the way. The Tar Heels aren't deep however playing typically just eight players which could provide for issues along the way.

2. Arizona

All Tommy Lloyd has done since arriving at Arizona is win leading the Wildcats to a 86-19 record over three season's making three NCAA Tournaments. The Wildcats will look to avenge their early exit in last year's tournament where they fell as a two-seed to Princeton. Caleb Love will lead the way for the Wildcats averaging 18.1 PPG while center Oumar Ballo will go for a double-double in nearly every game. If the Alabama Basketball team faces the Wildcats they'll meet up with former Tide basketball player Jaden Bradley who's scoring 6.5 points per game.

3. Baylor

After two down seasons, Scott Drew enters March with a team that can contend for a National Title after losing twice in the round of 32. The Bears score 80.5 points per game led by terrific guard play with Ja'Kobe Walker who scores 14.2 PPG, Rayj Dennis with 13.3 PPG, Langston Love with 11.0 PPG, and Jayden Nunn who scores 10.6 PPG. The Bears are the scariest team in the West Region with six players averaging ten or more points per game and a coach who's won it all.