The Alabama men’s basketball team will play home-and-home SEC series against Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt in the 2018-19 season. The Southeastern Conference announced each school’s league opponents Wednesday.

Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State are Alabama’s annual paired opponents. The Crimson Tide also played Texas A&M at home and in College Station last season and will repeat that series as part of random selection. UA played Vanderbilt only once last season, losing in Nashville.

In addition to the home-and-home contests, the Crimson Tide will play SEC home games against Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Ole Miss, while road games include Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee. Dates and times for the 2019 conference schedule and are still to be determined.

The non-conference schedule for UA is not completed but previously announced games include an appearance in the Charleston Classic Tournament before Thanksgiving, a road game at Central Florida the following week and a home game against the Arizona Wildcats on Dec. 9

Alabama welcomes back three of its top four scorers and returns three starters and nine lettermen from last season’s 20-16 squad that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In addition, Alabama welcomes transfer Tevin Mack, who came from Texas prior to the 2017-18 season and will be eligible to suit up for the Tide this year after sitting out last year due to NCAA transfer rules.

 

Reach Cecil Hurt at cecil@tidesports.com or 205-722-0225. 

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