Matchups Set for 2022 Big 12 v. SEC Challenge
Alabama is set to face a familiar non-conference foe in 2022.
Per a tweet from Jon Rothstein of CBS, the field for this year's Big 12/ SEC Challenge has officially been set, including several match ups between some of the conference's best teams.
The Crimson Tide is set to take on the Oklahoma for the third time in the last four seasons, with Alabama's most recent matchup resulting in a 66-61 loss in Norman in 2021.
The Tide's last win against the Sooners came in 2018, when the red-hot, Trae Young led Oklahoma squad came into Coleman Coliseum as the 12th ranked team in the country and suffered a loss, 80-73.
Rothstein also reports that the event is set to take place in January 2023.
The other matchups include:
Arkansas at Baylor
Ole Miss at Oklahoma State
Florida at Kansas State
Auburn at West Virginia
Texas Tech at LSU
Iowa State at Missouri
TCU at Mississippi State
Kansas at Kentucky
Texas at Tennessee
The SEC won last year's challenge 6-4 with the wins coming from Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, and Ole Miss.
The Tide looks to replace several key names from the 2021 team after the departure of players like Jaden Shackelford, Keon Ellis and J.D. Davison to the NBA Draft.
Alabama brings in five-stars Jaden Bradley and Brandon Miller and returns former Texas Tech transfer Nirmari Burnett from injury. The Tide will look a lot different in 2022, but appears to be even better.