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NCAA Tournament: Alabama-Villanova Second Round Game Thread

9-seed Alabama Crimson Tide vs. 1-seed Villanova Wildcats

Alabama v Virginia Tech
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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.