Alabama (4-0) vs. Iona (5-0)
, HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida; Thursday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Alabama is set to take on Iona in a postseason game in Kissimmee. Iona earned an 81-65 win over North Alabama on Saturday, while Alabama walked away with an 86-59 blowout win against Oakland on Friday.
SENIOR STUDS: Iona’s Tyson Jolly, Dylan van Eyck and Berrick JeanLouis have combined to score 42 percent of all Gaels points this season.SHACKELFORD CAN SHOOT: Jaden Shackelford has connected on 35.9 percent of the 39 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 29 over his last three games. He’s also converted 66.7 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Gaels have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Crimson Tide. Iona has an assist on 42 of 69 field goals (60.9 percent) over its previous three contests while Alabama has assists on 47 of 97 field goals (48.5 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Iona has attempted the fifth-most free throws in all of Division I. The Gaels have averaged 28.8 free throws per game.
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