HOOVER — Alabama baseball ought to have made its postseason outlook actual clear.
Beat Texas A&M, and a gap in an NCAA nearby might have all but been locked up.
Instead, No. 11 seed Alabama misplaced 12-eight to second-seeded Texas A&M on Friday within the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament future of the Crimson Tide is to be decided.
Alabama (31-26) had a 6-1 lead at one factor in the sport however the Aggies scored 10 unanswered.
“We’ve been gambling with our backs in opposition to the wall for 3 weeks now, and there’s no time to pout,” Alabama educate Brad Bohannon stated. “There’s no time to sense sorry for ourselves.”
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Depending on how Selection Monday performs out, a loss to Florida may not only cease the SEC Tournament for Alabama but additionally the season.
Heading into Friday, Alabama turned into one of the closing 4 in in D1Baseball’s projections, at No. 61. Baseball America additionally had the Crimson Tide at No. sixty one in its scores updated after Thursday’s games.
A loss to Texas A&M would not assist, but how much it hurts is to be decided. Another loss to Florida could be just sufficient to knock the Crimson Tide to the primary-4 out category.
Just per week in the past, the NCAA Tournament appeared out of the realm of possibility. But the Crimson Tide beat Arkansas twice inside the ordinary season earlier than prevailing within the first two rounds of the SEC Tournament.
As of Friday night, Alabama sits at No. forty four in RPI, in keeping with WarrenNolan.com, with the No. 2 power of time table.
In 2021, the Crimson Tide had an same 12-17 convention document heading into the SEC Tournament earlier than winning video games in Hoover, one in every of which turned into a massive dissatisfied over No. 2 seed Tennessee. That Crimson Tide team reached the NCAA Tournament.
This year, Alabama beat sixth-seeded Georgia and third-seeded Arkansas.
Time will inform whether or not a comparable result this 12 months is sufficient to get the Crimson Tide into the event.
“I realize I’ll experience higher if we win any other one,” Bohannon stated. “We’re going to approach tomorrow like our season is over if we don’t win, I can let you know that.”
Nick Kelly covers Alabama football and guys’s basketball for The Tuscaloosa News, a part of america TODAY Network. Reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter: @_NickKelly
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