April 6, 2014

CECIL HURT: Alabama has had plenty of frustration at NCAA tournament

Watching the Final Four from an Alabama perspective is a bit like watching a National Geographic special on Antarctica when you have never been further south than Orlando. You've seen ice before, and there were penguins at Sea World, so you understand the basic concept. But it seems like an awfully long way away.

That isn't just a comment on Alabama's current absence from the NCAA Tournament. It has been a frustration for the entire existence of the Alabama basketball program, whether the goal has seemed tantalizingly close or unreachable distant. Alabama isn't alone in that frustration, either.

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