Creighton won its conference title and its last seven games. The Blue Jays have a 28-5 record and history of tournament success.
So its coach, Greg McDermott wasn’t quite sure how the seeding process left his team No. 8 facing No. 9 Alabama in Greensboro.
“It’s really hard to figure,” he told reporters in Omaha after the brackets were revealed Sunday evening. “There weren’t a lot of differences on paper on what could have been a 5-seed and a possible 8-seed. You really split hairs to try to figure it out.
“I know there’s certainly some geography that goes into it, you have to keep teams away from teams that played already or conference games, in the first two rounds. Sometimes that allows a team to move up one or you drop one. I guess that’s what happened to us.”
Alabama coach Anthony Grant offered no resistance to his No. 9 seed after the Tide finished 21-11 in the regular season.
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