Live Updates: No. 18 Alabama Basketball vs. No. 20 UConn at the Phil Knight Invitational

It’s another fight between Blue Blood and New Blood on Friday night when basketball No. 18 from Alabama takes on No. 20 UConn in the second round of the 2022 Phil Knight Invitational.

The Crimson Tide defeated the No. 12 Michigan State Spartans Thursday night to advance, while the Huskies beat the Oregon Ducks 83-59 to also advance. While Alabama was hot on both sides of the court — particularly its defense — UConn’s offense set a showcase against Oregon.

The game winner will face Iowa State in the championship game of the tournament at 9:00 p.m. CT Sunday, while the loser will take on No. 1-ranked North Carolina at 2:30 p.m. CT in the third-place game.