It looked doubtful earlier this month, but after Sunday’s win over Auburn, the goal of the Alabama women’s basketball team of reaching the NCAA Tournament is still very much alive.
Alabama has now won three in a row, maintaining the Crimson Tide’s perfect record in the two-week span that coach Kristy Curry deemed a season of its own. As expected, UA’s game against the Tigers was a battle all the way to finish, but the hard-fought victory was just enough to even Alabama’s conference record at 7-7 this season. 
The two games remaining on Alabama’s schedule are against No. 21 Georgia and at LSU, two teams that are sure to make the NCAA Tournament come March. In the past, teams that have finished 8-8 or 9-7 in SEC play have usually received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
History aside, Curry wants her team to have the best possible resume come Monday, March 12, for the tournament’s selection.
“It’s a real simple formula,” Curry said. “We just need to try to win the next game. If we win the next game then everything takes care of itself.”
ESPN women’s bracketology expert Charlie Creme has Alabama out of the NCAA Tournament in his latest bracket projection on Feb. 19, but there is still plenty of basketball ahead for the Crimson Tide.
Unless Alabama were to finish the regular season 2-0 while Tennessee finishes 0-2, the Crimson Tide will play Kentucky in the second round of the SEC Tournament in a matchup between the No. 8 and No. 9 seeds. Alabama is not at risk of playing on the first day of the SEC Tournament in Nashville.
“We know how important it is to finish the regular season strong,” Curry said. “We know how important it is to make an impression on the committee when you’ve won so many of your last games. I know how it is with the (SEC Tournament), that’s another brand new season.”