The Crimson Tide will face a Virginia Tech team that struggled down the stretch losing three of their final four games of the season and ACC tournament.  Virginia Tech had a few common opponents with Alabama. It beat Ole Miss 83-80 in December a few weeks before falling 93-86 to Kentucky while Bama lost all three meetings.

Alabama Coach Avery Johnson said they knew very little about Virginia Tech in the minutes after the selection was announced on Sunday.  I love this match up between the SEC and the ACC, after all Dick Vitale says, "The SEC is the best conference in America top to bottom."  Hear the game, Thursday night at 8:20 with pregame beginning immediately following the Wild Bill Show on 95.3 The Bear! #RollTide #WildBillShow

Wild Bill Show