Live Updates: No. 18 Alabama Men’s Basketball vs. No. 1 North Carolina at the PKI

On Sunday, Alabama men’s basketball meets No. 1 North Carolina for the first time since 2019. The Crimson Tide and the Tar Heels play in the third-place playoff of the Phil Knight Invitational after both posting a 1-1 record in their first two tournament games.

No. 18 Alabama defeated No. 12 Michigan State in the opening round but then fell to No. 20 UConn in a resounding 82-67 fashion. North Carolina defeated Portland 89-81 in the first round, but then lost to Iowa State 70-65.

Both teams’ losses in the second round were the first of the season for each program.

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