How to watch Texas women's basketball vs. Alabama: Odds, matchups, injuries and more in March Madness

The Moody Center hosts Texas women's basketball and Alabama in the second round this weekend.
Madison Booker, Texas women's basketball
Madison Booker, Texas women's basketball / Mikala Compton/American-Statesman / USA

In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, one-seed Texas women's basketball faces the eight-seed Alabama Crimson Tide at the Moody Center in Austin.

Texas and head coach Vic Schaefer advanced to the second round in March Madness after a 40-point dismantling of the 16-seed Drexel Dragons in the first round at the Moody Center on March 22. The Longhorns defeated Drexel by a score of 82-42 behind 21 points from guard Shaylee Gonzales.

Star freshman Madison Booker also gave the Longhorns a brilliant performance distributing the basketball, despite scoring just eight points. Booker registered a season-high 14 assists while coming up just shy of his first career double-double.

Alabama advanced to the second round with an 82-74 victory in the first round over the nine-seed Florida State Seminoles on March 22. The Tide have won four of its last five games entering the second round of March Madness this weekend.

Here’s a look at the TV/streaming information and game time as the one-seed Texas faces eight-seed Alabama in the second round of Regional 4 in Portland of the NCAA Tournament at the Moody Center in Austin on March 23.

How to watch Texas women's basketball vs. Alabama in March Madness


Live Stream: ESPN app

Radio/Audio StreamLonghorn Radio Network

Game time: 5 p.m. CT

Live stats: StatBroadcast

Tiffany Greene and Jimmy Dykes will call the action live at the Moody Center on national television on ESPN between Texas and Alabama in the second round on March 24.

Craig Way and Eryn McMahan will call the game on the radio broadcast on Longhorn Radio Network.

Texas is 2-0 in the all-time series against Alabama. The last time these two teams met was in Las Vegas during the 1984-85 season, which resulted in a convincing 85-53 win for the Longhorns.

Texas women's basketball projected starting lineup vs. Alabama

  • G: Shay Holle, Senior (7.5 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 2.1 APG)
  • G: Shaylee Gonzales, Senior (9.7 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 2.7 APG)
  • F: Aaliyah Moore, Junior (10.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 0.9 APG)
  • F: Madison Booker, Freshman (16.7 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 5.2 APG)
  • F: Taylor Jones, Senior (12.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.3 APG)

Alabama projected starting lineup vs. Texas

  • G: Sarah Ashlee Barker, Junior (16.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.9 APG)
  • G: Loyal McQueen, Senior (9.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 3.2 APG)
  • G: Karly Weathers, Sophomore (5.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.9 APG)
  • F: Aaliyah Nye, Junior (14.1 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.2 APG)
  • F: Essence Cody, Freshman (8.2 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 0.3 APG)

Texas women's basketball injury report vs. Alabama

Both Texas and Alabama have been dealt major injuries to starting guards this season. Texas lost star guard Rori Harmon for the season after a dozen games in the campaign due to a torn ACL.

Alabama lost starting guard Jessica Timmons for the season due to a knee injury late in the regular season.

Betting odds for Texas women's basketball vs. Alabama in March Madness

Texas is a 14.5-point favorite against Alabama on March 24, per FanDuel. The moneyline favors the Longhorns (-3000) by a wide margin over the Tide (+880).

The over/under is 138.5 points.

The key matchup to watch in this second round contest in March Madness between the Longhorns and Tide will be standout junior Alabama guard Sarah Ashlee Barker against Texas's sensational freshman Booker.

Barker, an All-SEC First Team guard, ranked fifth in the conference with 16.8 points per game this season. She was held in check in Alabama's eight-point victory in the first round over Florida State, scoring just six points on 2-of-6 shooting from the field.

But the rest of Alabama's starters picked up the pace, with the other four scoring in double figures in the win over FSU.

Booker also had an off day by her usual standards in the scoring department. But she stepped up as a facilitator when the shots weren't falling as they usual do for Booker in the opening-round win over Drexel on March 22.

Final score prediction: Texas-78, Alabama-65

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