Alabama Men’s Basketball Returns Home to take on Missouri on Wednesday Night
Alabama returns to Tuscaloosa for its lone home contest in the current four-game stretch when it hosts the Missouri Tigers on Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT. It's the first of two games between the teams, as Alabama makes the return trip to Columbia, Mo., on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network.
Missouri and Alabama will meet for just the 11th time in program history and the sixth time as conference rivals Wednesday night. The Tide has won three straight games over the Tigers and leads the all-time series 7-3 entering the contest. Alabama has never lost to Missouri in Tuscaloosa, owning a 4-0 edge in Coleman Coliseum.
Wednesday’s game will have a couple of events surrounding it. First, Alabama will honor the 1986-87 team at halftime. That year's team finished 26-4 and a final ranking of No. 9 in the nation, on their way to winning the SEC regular season and tournament titles. Additionally, the Alabama coaching staff will wear green ties and lapel pins Wednesday night as it has joined Coaching For Literacy to help generate awareness in the fight for Literacy.
Wednesday's game will be televised on ESPNU with Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Kyle Macy (analyst) on the call. Fans can listen to the radio broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports Network as Chris Stewart (play-by-play) and Bryan Passink (analyst) will call all the action. Live stats for the contest can accessed through RollTide.com, while in-game updates and photos will be made available on Twitter on @AlabamaMBB