Well 4 Alabama Basketball vs. Well 1 UConn


The No. 4-seeded Alabama men’s basketball team will make its first Final Four appearance in program history after taking down No. 6-seeded Clemson 89-82 in the Elite Eight to claim the West Region title.

However, the Crimson Tide will play the underdog role in the penultimate round as East Region winner UConn is the No. 1 overall ranked team in college basketball. The Huskies are the defending national champions and have now won a March Madness record 10 straight NCAA Tournament games by double digits after claiming the East title over Illinois 77-52.

Alabama has thrived all season on the offensive end as it averaged a nation-best 90.2 points per game. However, although it’s shown flashes at the right time during the NCAA Tournament run, the defense is allowing the seventh-most points per game in the country this season (81.1). Meanwhile, UConn is top-25 in the nation on both sides of the ball.

The Tide is aiming for a historic upset against the Huskies to advance to the National Championship game against either 11-seed South Region winner NC State or 1-seed Midwest Region winner Purdue on Monday, April 8. But before that, here’s how to watch Alabama in the Final Four.

How to Watch: Well. 4 Alabama vs. Well 1 UConn

Who: 4-seed Alabama (25-11) vs. 1-seed UConn (35-3)

When: Saturday, April 6, 7:49 pm CT

Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.


Radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network (Play-By-Play: Chris Stewart, Analyst: Bryan
Passink). The pregame show will begin one hour prior to tipoff.

Series history: UConn leads, 2-0

Last Meeting: UConn gave Alabama its first loss of last season as the then-No. 10 ranked team took down the then-No. 1 ranked team 82-67 in Portland, Ore. he Nov. 25, 2022.

Last Time Out, Alabama: The No.4-seed Crimson Tide outlasted No. 6-seed Clemson 89-82 in the Elite Eight on March 30. All-SEC guard Mark Sears recorded a team-high 23 points on seven three-pointers, while forwards Jarin Stevenson and Nick Pringle combined for 35 points.

Last Time Out, UConn: The No. 1-seed Huskies decimated No.3-seed Illinois 77-52 to claim the East Region title on March 30. After being tied up at 23, UConn turned it into the next gear and went on an unheard-of 30-0 run, which gave them all the momentum needed to close it out. Center Donovan Clingan led UConn with 22 points.

Alabama Leaders:

  • Scoring: Mark Sears (21.5 PPG)
  • Rebounding: Grant Nelson (5.6 RPG)
  • Assists: Aaron Estrada (4.7 APG)

Clemson Leaders:

  • Scoring: G Tristen Newton (15.0 PPG)
  • Rebounding: C Donovan Clingan (7.5 RPG)
  • Assists: G Tristen Newton (6.1 APG)

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