NCAA tournament brackets revealed: Alabama claims No. 1 overall seed

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Brandon Miller and Nate Oates are seeking Alabama’s first NCAA men’s basketball championship (Marvin Gentry/Reuters)

The NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday, with Alabama announced as the No. 1 seed playing out of the South Region.

The Crimson Tide clinched the designation after clinching the SEC regular-season and tournament titles with an 82–63 victory over Texas A&M in the tournament championship game on Sunday. They also boast the nation’s third most Quadrant 1 wins with 12 and SEC Player of the Year Brandon Miller, considered by many to be the nation’s best player.

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Police said Miller entered an Alabama tournament game after delivering a gun to the scene of a fatal shooting in January that involved former teammate Darius Miles, who is facing a capital murder charge. . Miller faces no charges and has continued to play since the relegation.

South Zone:

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Seed Play-In Winner (Texas A&M CC vs. SE Missouri State)

No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 West Virginia

No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 12 Charleston

No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 13 Furman

No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 11 NC State

No. 3 Boiler vs. No. 14 UC Santa Barbara

No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Utah State

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Seed Princeton

This story will be updated as the rest of the NCAA tournament brackets unfold.