Aug. 19, 2015
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama will play home-and-home games against Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State and South Carolina, the Southeastern Conference revealed Wednesday when it unveiled the 2016 men’s basketball composite league schedule.
The Crimson Tide has 18 games on its league slate in addition to 12-game non-conference schedule, which was released in early August.
The Tide’s home-and-home opponents for the upcoming season include Auburn (Jan. 19 at Auburn and Feb. 27 in Tuscaloosa), Kentucky (Jan. 9 in Tuscaloosa and Feb. 23 in Lexington, Ky.), LSU (Jan. 23 in Tuscaloosa and Feb. 17 in Baton Rouge, La.), Mississippi State (Feb. 2 in Starkville, Miss., and Feb. 20 in Tuscaloosa) and South Carolina (Jan. 13 in Tuscaloosa and Jan. 30 in Columbia, S.C.).
The Tide, which closes its non-conference schedule with four consecutive home games, plays two of its first three SEC games in Tuscaloosa. After opening the league slate at Ole Miss on Jan. 7 (ESPNU), the Tide returns home to face Kentucky (SEC Network) and South Carolina (SEC Network).
Alabama will then play six of its next 10 games on the road, beginning with a pair of road games at Vanderbilt (Jan. 16 on SEC Network) and at Auburn (SEC Network). Other road contests include at South Carolina (SEC Network), at Mississippi State (SEC Network), at Florida (Feb. 13 on SEC Network), at LSU (SEC Network), at Kentucky (SEC Network) and at Georgia (March 5 on ESPN or ESPN2).
Alabama’s home schedule includes LSU (ESPNU), Tennessee (Jan. 26 on SEC Network), Missouri (Feb. 6 on SEC Network), Texas A&M (Feb. 10 on SEC Network), Mississippi State (SEC Network), Auburn (SEC Network) and Arkansas (March 2 on SEC Network).
The SEC Network will televise the first three days of the SEC Basketball Tournament (March 9‐13) from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The semifinals and championship game will be broadcast on ESPN.
All SEC games will be available to be seen from anywhere in the nation. The SEC Network will televise 71 games, ESPN or ESPN2 will televise 31 contests, ESPNU 18 and CBS Sports six. The SEC’s games on ESPN platforms are exclusively branded as the “SEC on ESPN.”
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