NCAA Tournament Sweet 16: Alabama vs UCLA basketball Game preview

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16: Alabama vs UCLA basketball Game preview

The NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game Alabama Face UCLA for 7:15 p.m. ET on Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game will be televised on TBS. Alabama is a 5.5-point favorite in the game.

UCLA has coasted to the Sweet 16 with two double-digit victories. The Bruins surprisingly bear BYU by 11 before blowing Abilene Christian away by 20 points in the round of 32.

For the first time since 2017, the No. 11-seed UCLA men's basketball team booked a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, posting a 67-47 victory over No. 14-seed Abilene Christian at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Watch Alabama vs UCLA

Date: Sunday, March 28
Game Time: 7:15 pm ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Network: TBS

Alabama vs UCLA Game preview

At the end of the 2005-06 basketball season, Alabama landed a spot in the NCAA Tournament, only to have to travel across the country to San Diego. It managed to beat Marquette, 90-85, but was then sent home by UCLA, ranked No. 7 in the nation in the final Associated Press Top 25 before the tournament, 62-59.

UCLA (20-9) made its last Sweet 16 appearance in 2017. Second-year coach Mick Cronin has the Bruins hot at the right time, and they are one of four Pac-12 teams playing in the second weekend.

Alabama (26-6) is on an eight-game win streak that started before the SEC tournament. The Crimson Tide are looking for their first Elite Eight appearance since 2004, and second-year coach Nate Oats guided Alabama to a pair of double-digit victories in the first two rounds