Alabama Men’s Basketball Begins Two-Game Road Swing at Rival Auburn on Saturday
Alabama will begin a two-game road swing when it travels to take on in-state rival Auburn on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. CT on ESPN2. It's the first of two games between the rivals, as Auburn makes the return trip to Tuscaloosa on Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network.
Auburn and Alabama will meet for the 154th time in series history, with the Crimson Tide leading the all-time series, 93-60. The 153 previous meetings and the 93 victories each rank fourth all-time against any one opponent in program history. Alabama has claimed 10 of the last 13 meetings between the two teams, including winning three of the last six games played at Auburn.
Alabama won for the sixth time in its last seven games when it captured a 68-56 victory over Missouri on Wednesday night. The Tide outrebounded the Tigers, 39-31, marking 10th consecutive game and the fifth straight league game Alabama has won the battle of the boards.
With the win in the last road game at LSU, Alabama has now claimed its first two SEC road games of the year. The last time the Tide opened the season with two consecutive road victories came during the 2005-06 season when it began with wins at Auburn (56-52) and at Kentucky (68-64).
Saturday's game will be televised on ESPN2 with Rich Hollenberg (play-by-play) and Sean Farnham (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.