The Crimson Tide edged out Kansas and Houston for the top spot on Sunday. Kansas and Houston respectively ended the conference tournament without winning a title, missing a key cog in their teams.
The defending national champion Jayhawks lost Saturday’s Big 12 tournament to Texas by 20 margins. They played without coach Bill Self, who went to the hospital emergency room Wednesday night, complaining of chest tightness and balance problems, and has been discharged from the hospital and will be back later this week. It’s a schedule.
Houston didn’t have leading scorer Marcus Susser. Cougars are the #1 seed in the Midwest region.
Action in the 68-team tournament begins Tuesday with two matches in the ‘first four’. March Madness is in full swing on Thursday and Friday with 32 games across his eight cities. The Final Four will be held at his NRG Stadium in Houston on April 1st and he’s on April 3rd.
While not the No. 1 seed overall, Houston, who could play two home games in the Final Four, FanDuel Sportsbook At 11-2. Next up is Alabama, where he’s 15-2, and Kansas, who’s chasing his first back-to-back title since Florida in 2007, is 9-1.
The Tide will play in the Southern Region and face the winner of the first four games between Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Southeastern Missouri on Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama.
https://www.wfaa.com/article/sports/ncaa/ncaab/march-madness/mens-march-madness-brackets-revealed-2023/507-7c73df06-f28c-47d8-b43d-9d9d89c02c97 March Madness 2023 Quotas Revealed: Alabama #1 Overall Seed