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The Crimson Tide have never really broken through this season, despite high expectation. The chance comes Friday in Greensboro, where Doug McDermott and Creighton present an enormous challenge for Alabama's defense. I'm going with 'Bama in this match up, all for the right to lose to North Carolina.
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Take a look inside the data used by the selection committee in seeding the bracket: