Bama is back in the Big Dance and looking for its first tournament win in 12 years.

The selection committee made it official on Sunday night when it gave the Tide a 9-seed and a first round matchup against Virginia Tech. The inclusion ended a six-year drought for the Alabama men's basketball program. It's an exciting time for the team and its fans as it gets set for a trip to Pittsburgh on Thursday.

In the latest episode of our Alabama Basketball Podcast, we react to the news and break down the entire bracket just hours after it was released.

Here is what we discussed during episode 25:

  • Bama back in the tourney. Were we worried on Sunday?
  • How the Tide made it back in thanks to an SEC Tournament run.
  • Breaking down the seeding for Alabama and the path through the East bracket.
  • Which matchups could give Alabama the most trouble if it keeps advancing?
  • We look at the entire bracket and pick our favorite first round matchups, favorite to win each region, and darkhorse out of each region.
  • Finally, we take a closer look at Alabama-Virginia Tech and what to expect in that 8-9 matchup.

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