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Game time, TV announced for Alabama vs. Iona basketball’s NCAA Tournament opener

What time will Alabama basketball play Iona to open the NCAA Tournament?

Game times and TV assignments for the opening round of the March Madness bracket were unveiled Sunday.

The Crimson Tide face the Iona Gaels at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 20. 

The game is scheduled to be broadcast on TBS, and it’s being played at Hinkle Fieldhouse, which is Butler’s arena. 

Alabama, a No. 2 seed in the East Region, last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2018, when it lost to national champion Villanova in the Round of 32. 

The NCAA Tournament was not played in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Here’s more Alabama basketball news:

Nate Oats is the Alabama men’s basketball head coach. Rick Pitino is the Iona men’s basketball head coach.

Chris Thomas is the South Region sports director of the USA Today Network, based at The Tennessean in Nashville, Tenn. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @bychristhomas

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