No. 1-seeded Alabama battles No. 4-seeded Stanford in the second round of the NIT at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday. The game gets underway at 12 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN. The Crimson Tide have not played the Cardinal since the 2003-04 season, when they won 70-67.
In a 62-43 dismantling of Northeastern on Mar. 19, Levi Randolph put up 13 points and five rebounds for the Crimson Tide. He tallies 7.7 points per game and also adds 4.1 rebounds per game. In a 58-57 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Mar. 19, Dwight Powell put up 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Cardinal. He leads the team with 15.3 points per game. Stanford ranks second in their conference in turnover percentage at 17.1, which also places them 30th in the country.
StatSmack! Alabama is better than Stanford
AP voters think more highly of Alabama and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Stanford (64 vs. 55).