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No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 9 Alabama Preview: Game Time, Channel, Betting Line, Announcers, Prediction

Collin Sexton scoring the basketball for Alabama.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - JANUARY 27: Collin Sexton #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes a shot over Khadeem Lattin #3 of the Oklahoma Sooners during the game at Coleman Coliseum on January 27, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

This Saturday, the No. 1 Villanova Wildcats will take on the No. 9 Alabama Crimson Tide in a second round matchup of the NCAA Tournament.

Preview: Villanova, perhaps the most impressive team in the opening round of this year's NCAA Tournament, will take on Collin Sexton and Alabama on Saturday. The Crimson Tide snuck past ACC program Virginia Tech en route to the second round.

Villanova, in the first round, thrashed No. 16 Radford by a score of 87-61. The Wildcats were led by junior Jalen Brunson, who had 16 points. Six different players on Villanova's squad finished with at least 10 points.

Alabama took down No. 8 Virginia Tech 86-83. Freshman phenom Collin Sexton had 25 points on 7-of-14 shooting. He'll need to have another great game if his team is to take down Villanova.

Date: March 17

Time: 12:10 PM ET

TV Channel: CBS

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson

Opening Betting Line: TBD

Prediction: Alabama has a gritty team, and with a star like Sexton, they're capable of beating any team in the country. If John Petty (20 points on 6-of-9 shooting) can have another huge game, they'll have a chance.

That being said, Villanova is playing as well as any team in the nation. The Wildcats are tournament tested and built to win in March. We'll take the Wildcats to prevail by 10.