Alabama releases men's basketball schedule
The University of Alabama men's basketball program finally learned all of opponents as the SEC announced the 2019-20 league schedule on Tuesday.
Alabama will open the conference portion of its schedule at Florida on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Alabama will play three of its first five SEC games under the arched roof of Coleman Coliseum.
The Crimson Tide will play three of its next four SEC games at Coleman Coliseum.
Each SEC team plays the other 13 teams at least one time during league play. They will then play their three permanent opponents a second time with the remaining two games changing annually. The seventh annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge will take place on Jan. 25.
The Tide’s home-and-home opponents for the upcoming season include: Mississippi State (Jan. 8 in Tuscaloosa and Feb. 25 in Starkville, Miss.); Auburn (Jan. 15 in Tuscaloosa and Feb. 12 in Auburn, Ala.); Missouri (Jan. 18 in Tuscaloosa and March 7 in Columbia, Mo.); Vanderbilt (Jan. 22 in Nashville, Tenn., and March 3 in Tuscaloosa); and LSU (Jan. 29 in Baton Rouge, La., and Feb. 15 in Tuscaloosa).
Along with its home-and-home contests, the Tide will play host to Arkansas (Feb. 1), Tennessee (Feb. 4), Texas A&M (Feb. 19) and South Carolina (Feb. 29) during the SEC season.
In addition to the league-opener at Florida, additional road games will consist of Kentucky (Jan. 11), Georgia (Feb. 8) and Ole Miss (Feb. 22).
The SEC Tournament will return to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on March 11-15, 2019.