Alabama returns to the friendly confines of Coleman Coliseum for the first time this month when it hosts the USC Upstate Spartans on Thursday night at 7 p.m. CT. It will be the first meeting in program history between the two teams.

Alabama is coming off a second straight tough defeat, falling at No. 24/24 Oregon, 65-56, last Sunday. The Tide battled back from an 11-point second half deficit to take a lead in the final minutes. However, with the score tied at 56-56, the Ducks went on a 9-0 run over the final 1:41 to result in the final score.

Thursday's game will be televised on SECN+ with Eli Gold (play-by-play), Wimp Sanderson (analyst) and Hannah Chalker (sideline) 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, while in-game updates and photos will be made available on Twitter on @AlabamaMBB.

Hear what head coach Avery Johnson had to say about the matchup.