The Crimson Tide ended their six-year NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament drought with a big 86-83 win over the favored 8-seed Virginia Tech. Things get a little tougher as Alabama now faces 1-seed Villanova. The Wildcats are 31-4 on the season and in the midst of a 6-game winning streak including a Big East Conference Tournament Championship and an opening round trouncing of Radford. The Tide is a 11½ point underdog.
Alabama’s starting five vs. Villanova:
- Collin Sexton
- Dazon Ingram
- Herbert Jones
- Braxton Key
- Donta Hall
The game can be seen on CBS with announcers Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson.
Unfortunately, the officials for the game are a whistle-happy trio of Doug Sirmons, Pat Adams, and Rob Riley.
The game will tip at 11:10 AM CDT.