TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama fans were able to see the Tide’s complete basketball schedule for the first time today.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) and ESPN released the complete conference schedule Tuesday morning, detailing each school’s 18-game slate. The release of the SEC schedule completed Alabama’s 2013-14 regular season schedule, which will see the Tide playing 31 games this upcoming year.
Here is a breakdown of Alabama’s SEC schedule:
Alabama begins SEC play this season on opening nights for the second straight year, this time at home against Vanderbilt on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. CDT. The game will be broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2.
The Tide will play five teams twice this season: Auburn, their “traditional rival” as defined by the SEC, Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss and Arkansas. Those teams finished 14th, 1st, 6th, 3rd and 7th in the regular season last year, respectively. Ole Miss won the conference tournament, as well.
Alabama’s other four home games are Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and LSU. The Tide will travel to Georgia, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Kentucky for their only matchups this season.
Alabama will have ten games this season on the ESPN family of networks, plus an additional two games on ESPN3. The rest of the Crimson Tide’s games will appear on the SEC Network.
Anthony Grant’s squad will face a tough stretch through the entire month of February. Alabama will play in Tuscaloosa against Tennessee, at Arkansas, at Florida, home against Ole Miss, at South Carolina, at Texas A&M, Missouri and ending on the road at Ole Miss.
Only South Carolina and Texas A&M finished in the bottom half of the conference last season out of that group, and Alabama has lost its previous trips to both schools (2012 in Columbia, 2007 in College Station).
To view Alabama Basketball’s schedule entirely, click here.
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