Dressed down; Alabama rolls over Pitino, Iona 68-55

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Jones had a steal and layup to highlight an 11-0 run to give the second-seeded Crimson Tide breathing room.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MARCH 20: Nelly Junior Joseph #23 of the Iona Gaels goes up for a shot against Alex Reese #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first round game of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 20, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Herb Jones scored 20 points to help Alabama pull away from Iona and coach Rick Pitino for a 68-55 victory in the NCAA Tournament. Jones had a steal and layup to highlight an 11-0 run to give the second-seeded Crimson Tide breathing room.

Pitino was taking his fifth school to the tournament and came in as a 15 seed against the SEC champs. The Gaels stayed close for 30 minutes. Isaiah Ross led them with 19 points

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