Alabama to Face Kansas State in Annual Big 12/SEC Challenge
The Alabama men’s basketball program will take on Kansas State in the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge, the Southeastern Conference announced on Thursday. The Crimson Tide and Wildcats will square off under the arched roof of Coleman Coliseum on Jan. 25, 2020, with television and tip times announced at a later time.
This will mark Alabama’s fourth appearance in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, owning a 2-1 record including a perfect 2-0 mark when playing at home in the event. The Tide’s only loss in the three contests came this past season when it fell at Baylor, 73-68. Alabama was victorious in home games against Texas Tech, 74-64, on Nov. 13, 2013, in the first year of the event and then-No. 12 Oklahoma, 80-73, on Jan. 27, 2018. UA did not participate in the challenge for three consecutive seasons (2015-17).
This will be the fifth year that a bye in the league schedule for participating teams was created to accommodate the single-day format. The four SEC teams not participating will play each other in conference games the same day. The first two years of the challenge were played over several days in November and December but the last five events have been consolidated to one single day in January.
All 10 games will be aired across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU and will be available on the ESPN app. ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the Saturday roadshow that discusses the top storylines of the college basketball season – will originate from one of the Challenge games.
Start times and network designations will be announced at a later date.
Big 12/SEC Challenge (January 25, 2020):
Kansas State at Alabama
TCU at Arkansas
Iowa State at Auburn
Baylor at Florida
Kentucky at Texas Tech
LSU at Texas
Mississippi State at Oklahoma
Missouri at West Virginia
Tennessee at Kansas
Oklahoma State at Texas A&M
For all the latest information on the team, follow AlabamaMBB on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. General athletic news can be found @UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and Alabama Athletics on Facebook.