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Alabama (9) vs. Villanova (1) Odds: March Madness Prediction

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Olivia Ford | 17 March, 2018, 02:08

It marks Alabama's first win in the NCAA Tournament since 2006. Leading the way for the Crimson Tide was Collin Sexton who had 25 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists.

"Virginia Tech shot the ball extremely well in the first half from the three-point line", Alabama head coach Avery Johnson said."We couldn't guard them from three". Junior Donta Hall finished with 10 points on a flawless 5-of-5 shooting from the floor and sophomore Dazon Ingram had nine points, seven rebounds and four assists in the win.

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Villanova Wildcats will square off at PPG Paints Arena this Saturday in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. But getting consistent scoring from anybody but him has been an issue at times this season for the Crimson Tide, so they are going to need someone else to hit some shots if they can beat Virginia Tech. Both guards shoot better than 50 percent from beyond the arc.

Devin Wilson's basketball career at Virginia Tech has been circuitous to say the least. Of the Crimson Tide's 32 games with betting action, 21 have finished under the total.

With 48 seconds to go in the game, Robinson was called for a questionable charge, that many people thought should've been a block on Alabama. Bama's fantastic freshman, Collin Sexton, led all scorers with 25 points. "(Devin) finished in last place as a freshman, he finished in last place as a sophomore, and then to be able to play in the NCAA Tournament, in essence, at his home, I think that's really cool", Williams said.

Prediction: Alabama has a gritty team, and with a star like Sexton, they're capable of beating any team in the country. Virginia Tech led 15-12 after less than five minutes on a 3-pointer by Alexander-Walker, one of seven 3-pointers the Hokies hit in the half. Guard Justin Robinson paces the high-powered Hokies attack, averaging 13.8 points and 5.6 assists, both team-highs. The Hokies lost to a Bagley-less Duke team in Cameron Indoor Stadium, but came back to defeat the entire Blue Devil roster on Senior Night in Cassell Coliseum. Alabama responded with a 7-0 spurt, regaining a 36-34 edge when Petty canned a 3-pointer with 3:17 left. He shot 6-for-10 after the break, including 10-for-14 at the free throw line. Kerry Blackshear also fouled out for the Hokies.

During their last five games, the Hokies have scored an average of 66.0 points per game (13.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (4.5 below their season average).

Plenty of Alabama players have had an impact on the team's success this season, but none has been as good as Sexton.

On Thursday, the Hokies led 43-41 at halftime. It will undoubtedly be the Tide's toughest test this season as the 2016 national champions from in-state Philadelphia are once again considered one of the favorites to win it all.

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