Has Alabama Ever Won a March Madness National Championship? (What Was Their Best Tournament Run?)
A rising powerhouse in college basketball, the Alabama Crimson Tide are no strangers to participating in March Madness. The school has enjoyed plenty of success in the men's NCAA Tournament, including several deep tourney runs.
With the team still playing in March once again, many are wondering if capturing the national championship would be a first for Alabama. Here's what you need to know about the Crimson Tide's March Madness history.
That championship was awarded by the Premo-Porretta Power Pole, an end-of-year ranking that predates the NCAA Tournament.
They defeated 9-seed Southern Illinois, 1-seed Stanford and 5-seed Syracuse before falling to No. 2 UConn, who went on to win the championship..
The full list of years in which Alabama reached the Sweet 16 is as follows; 1975, 1976, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023. That 1987 appearances was vacated for using two ineligible players during the tournament.
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