NCAA 2011 Bracket: Early Season Losses Keep Alabama out of the Tournament
NCAA Bracket Includes Georgia From the SEC but Leaves Alabama On the Outside Looking In
Alabama didn't lose a game on its home court all season long, but the Crimson Tide still didn't get much respect from the Selection Committee for what they did on the road and at neutral sites.
After knocking off bubble team Georgia in the SEC Tournament Friday, many experts including ESPN's Joe Lunardi had 'Bama dancing, at least until late Sunday afternoon.
Two wins over the Bulldogs late in the year seemed to bode well for Alabama, which posted a 12-4 record in the SEC and looked like a virtual lock.
Like many of this year's snubs, the committee didn't seem to be impressed by what happened earlier in the season.
Losses to Iowa and Saint Peter's may have been what kept the SEC from getting another team into the field.
Although the committee stresses the importance of finishing strong, it seems that this year's field rewarded teams for what they did early in the season.
How else would you explain Illinois and Clemson limping into the NCAA Tournament?
Alabama and Colorado will go down as the biggest snubs on what was another odd Selection Sunday.
Some things just don't make sense.
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