The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (24-6, 19-2 SEC) have their best team in two decades, matching a school-best seeding in the NCAA tournament. To make the most of their talent, they’ll be looking for a thoroughly dominant start against the No. 15 Iona Gaels (12-5, 10-3 MAAC) in Saturday’s first-round matchup. Both teams feature strong defensive metrics, but the Crimson Tide are a far more balanced team — justifying their significant point spread in this matchup.