The excitement surrounding the Alabama men's basketball program has jumped in the month of February, and now the team will get a bigger national audience down the stretch.

The Crimson Tide's game at Kentucky, which will feature two of the hottest teams in the SEC, will now be televised by ESPN.

It's a primetime spot for Avery Johnson's team as it looks to build a strong enough resume to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament. After four straight wins, Alabama is squarely on the bubble heading into the final six regular season games. A win on the road over LSU (Wednesday night), Kentucky, or Georgia on the final day of the season could be enough to move onto the right side of the bubble.

Speaking of the Bulldogs, that game will also have a bigger audience as well on March 5.

Every Alabama basketball game can be heard on our sister station, 95.3 the Bear, in Tuscaloosa.