The University of Alabama men’s basketball team will open its 2017-18 Southeastern Conference home schedule at Coleman Coliseum on December 30 against Texas A&M.
The game is part of an 18-game conference slate announced by the SEC office on Thursday. Tip times along with TV selections will be released at a later date.
The Crimson Tide has 18 games on its league slate in addition to its 13-game non-conference schedule, which was announced in mid-July. Alabama’s conference schedule will have three of its first and last five games on the road. However, Alabama will have a stretch in the middle of league play where it will play five home games in a seven-game stretch.
The Tide’s home-and-home opponents for the upcoming season include Texas A&M (Dec. 30 in Tuscaloosa and March 3 in College Station, Texas), LSU (Jan. 13 in Baton Rouge, La., and Feb. 13 in Tuscaloosa), Auburn (Jan. 17 in Tuscaloosa and Feb. 21 in Auburn, Ala.), Mississippi State (Jan. 20 in Tuscaloosa and Feb. 6 in Starkville, Miss.) and Florida (Feb. 3 in Gainesville, Fla., and Feb. 27 in Tuscaloosa).
Along with its home-and-home contests, the Tide will have a home schedule which includes South Carolina (Jan. 9), Missouri (Jan. 31), Tennessee (Feb. 10) and Arkansas (Feb. 24).
Additional road games will consist of Vanderbilt (Jan. 2), Georgia (Jan. 6), Ole Miss (Jan. 23) and Kentucky (Feb. 17).
The SEC Tournament will be played west of the Mississippi River for the first time when the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., hosts the event from March 7-11, 2018.
Alabama’s 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule
Nov. 10 vs. Memphis – Annapolis, Md.
Nov. 14 LIPSCOMB – TUSCALOOSA
Nov. 17 ALABAMA A&M – TUSCALOOSA
Nov. 21 UT ARLINGTON – TUSCALOOSA
Nov. 24 vs. BYU – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nov. 25 vs. Minnesota – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nov. 29 LOUISIANA TECH – TUSCALOOSA
Dec. 3 UCF – TUSCALOOSA
Dec. 6 RHODE ISLAND – TUSCALOOSA
Dec. 9 at Arizona – Tucson, Ariz.
Dec. 19 vs. Mercer4 – Huntsville, Ala.
Dec. 22 TEXAS – BIRMINGHAM
Dec. 30 TEXAS A&M* – TUSCALOOSA
Jan. 2 at Vanderbilt* – Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 6 at Georgia* – Athens, Ga.
Jan. 9 SOUTH CAROLINA* – TUSCALOOSA
Jan. 13 at LSU* – Baton Rouge, La.
Jan. 17 AUBURN* – TUSCALOOSA
Jan. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE* – TUSCALOOSA
Jan. 23 at Ole Miss* – Oxford, Miss.
Jan. 27 OKLAHOMA – TUSCALOOSA
Jan. 31 MISSOURI – TUSCALOOSA
Feb. 3 at Florida* – Gainesville, Fla.
Feb. 6 at Mississippi State* – Starkville, Miss.
Feb. 10 TENNESSEE* – TUSCALOOSA
Feb. 13 LSU* – TUSCALOOSA
Feb. 17 at Kentucky* – Lexington, Ky.
Feb. 21 at Auburn* – Auburn, Ala.
Feb. 24 ARKANSAS* – TUSCALOOSA
Feb. 27 FLORIDA* – TUSCALOOSA
March 3 at Texas A&M* – College Station, Texas
March 7-11 at SEC Tournament – St. Louis, Mo.