Bama Hoops Calls For a White Out on Saturday
Alabama men's basketball wants a whiteout for their big game on Saturday against the No. 4 Baylor Bears.
After Alabama's tough road loss on Tuesday to Georgia, a team that hadn't won a conference game up until that point, the team hopes to have its fans energized back in Coleman Coliseum for its big matchup against the Bears. In an attempt to electrify its fans, especially the student section, even more for the game Saturday, the Alabama Athletics page tweeted out the call for a White Out game.
Alabama is playing Baylor, a non-conference opponent and the defending national champions, as a part of the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. In this challenge, 10 teams from each conference are pitted against each other in a competition to see which conference can capture more wins, in which the winning conference gets to go home with a trophy (if tied, the team who won the challenge the previous season keeps the trophy.)
The Crimson Tide comes into its last game of January struggling, posting a 3-4 record through the month so far after having a 10-3 record entering the month. Baylor, on the other hand, has had a solid January with a 6-2 record so far, though its only two losses of the season came this month.
Historically, Alabama leads the series against Baylor with a 4-2 record, though the Bears won its most previous matchup in 2019, 73-68, also as a part of the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. Baylor faces the Crimson Tide on a three-game win streak. Alabama enters Coleman Coliseum with a 9-1 home record this season, hoping to extend it to 10 home wins.
The game will take place at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday, January 29th, at 3 p.m. CT on ESPN.