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NCAA Tournament: Strengths and weaknesses of top 16 overall seeds

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NCAA Tournament Alabama Crimson Tide Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Tournament Alabama Crimson Tide Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

Alabama Crimson Tide: 24-6 (16-2)

Weakness 

Half of Alabama’s losses came at the hands of non-conference opponents prior to Christmas, one weakness that has plagued them throughout the entire season has been their habit of turning over the ball. The Crimson Tide’s 14 turnovers per game are led by the over five per game that guard Jahvon Quinerly and forward Herb Jones combine to average.

Aside from the turnovers, Alabama is heavily dependant upon the three-point shot as 33 of their 80 points come from the arc, while their three-point percentage is not even in the top 115 in the nation.

Strength 

At 6’9 / 230 Alex Reese is the biggest player the Crimson Tide has and he only averages about 15 minutes per game. The Crimson Tide’s lack of size has not prevented them from tallying up over 40 rebounds per game, with 12 of them being on the offensive end.

Despite their success on the boards, the six losses the Crimson Tide have suffered, they did not win the rebounding battle. The Crimson Tide boasts three members of the All-SEC First Team and one on the Second Team, Alabama’s multiple options on the offensive end will give them a strong advantage.