ESPN analyst likes Alabama’s chances for a deep run in the tournament

If you think Alabama is going to be a push over in the upcoming NCAA tournament, you may want to check out what ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes had to say about them. You may walk away with a different opinion.

Dykes joined The RoundTable on WJOX-FM in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday morning for a little tournament talk, and the Tide was one team he seemed to be high on.

“I think Alabama can still get there”, Dykes responded when asked which SEC teams he thinks can make it to the Sweet Sixteen. “They have a very tough first game against Virginia Tech and probably Villanova waiting on them, but they are no joke right now.”

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There seems to be a lot of people who are sleeping on Alabama as a result of the 5-game losing streak to close the regular season. This is a dangerous team, and they proved that with impressive victories in the SEC tournament over teams such as Texas A&M and Auburn.

Dykes also went into more detail on why he believes the Tide can cause problems for opposing teams in the tournament.

“No one in that bracket is excited about Alabama being on their side because Collin Sexton is one of the three guys you don’t want to see in this tournament. You don’t want to see DeAndre Ayton with Arizona, you don’t want to see Marvin Bagley and you don’t want to see Collin Sexton. That guy can win a game by himself.”

Of course, Sexton’s ability to become Super Man has been put on display recently with those performances in the SEC tournament. He averaged 26.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists over the course of those three games.

Alabama has also done a better job of playing quality basketball when they’ve been looked at as the underdog this season.

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You can listen to Dyke’s entire interview with WJOX-FM below:

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