Alabama Men’s Basketball Hosts Dayton in Midday Game on Tuesday
Alabama returns to action when it plays host to the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. CT. The contest will be played as part of the ESPN Tip Off Marathon.
Alabama and Dayton will meet for the fourth time in the last six years and for the fifth time in series history when the two teams square off on the hardwood Tuesday afternoon. This contest will mark just the second time in the series that Crimson Tide will play host to the Flyers, with the only other occasion coming during the 2012-13 season.
“I’m just really excited to get back on the court (Tuesday) afternoon," head coach Avery Johnson said. "We are playing in front of a national audience as the game will be broadcasted on ESPN2. I think it is going to be great for our guys. Our guys are well aware of the really good basketball team we are going to be playing against."
Dayton is riding a three-game winning streak in the series, including an 80-48 victory last season in Dayton, Ohio. The loss was the largest margin of defeat since a 105-71 setback against Ole Miss on March 3, 2001.
Tuesday's game will be available on ESPN2 with Tom Hart and Kara Lawson 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) are on the call. Live stats for the contest can accessed through RollTide.com, while in-game game updates and photos will be made available on Twitter on @AlabamaMBB.