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'Love fest' to end at tipoff

Bama faces a familiar face tonight

With both Mark Gottfried and Mike Davis friends off the court, it was no surprise that tons of compliments were thrown back and forth this week. But when speaking of his former team, the Indiana coach certainly sounded convincing. <br><br>"Alabama may be the best 10-seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament," Davis said.

"Unfortunately, we have to play them. For that matter, both Alabama and Pittsburgh have been ranked No. 1 this season. And they're both in our bracket." Both head coaches are former Crimson Tide basketball stars. Gottfried and Davis missed playing together at Alabama by two years, but they've known each other since their college days. Davis would come back to Tuscaloosa in the summers to train... Recommended Stories