TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The Alabama men’s basketball team is coming off a 2017-18 season that saw the Crimson Tide go 20-16 overall and 8-10 in the Southeastern Conference. 

Entering the 2018-19 season, Alabama will be led by head coach Avery Johnson, who is leading the Crimson Tide for a fourth season. 

Alabama opens the season on Nov. 6 against Southern at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa. The SEC season starts Jan. 5 against Kentucky in Tuscaloosa, the game is scheduled to broadcast on ESPN at 11 a.m. or noon CT. 

2018-19 Alabama men’s basketball schedule

Nov. 6, Southern at Alabama, 7 p.m. 

Nov. 11, Appalachian State at Alabama, 6 p.m., SEC Network 

Nov. 15, Alabama at Northeastern, 1 p.m., ESPNU

Nov. 26, Murray State at Alabama, 7 p.m.

Nov. 29, Alabama at UCF 6, p.m., ESPNU

Dec. 4, Georgia State at Alabama 7, p.m. 

Dec. 9, Arizona at Alabama, noon., ESPN

Dec. 18, Alabama at Liberty, TBA 

Dec. 21, Penn State at Alabama, 8 p.m, SEC Network

Dec. 30, Alabama at Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m., ESPNU

Jan. 5, Kentucky at Alabama, TBA 

Jan. 8, Alabama at LSU, 8 p.m. SEC Network

Jan. 12, Texas A&M at Alabama, 2:30 p.m., SEC Network 

Jan. 16, Alabama at Missouri, 8 p.m., SEC Network

Jan. 19, Alabama at Tennessee, 1 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 22, Ole Miss at Alabama, 8 p.m., ESPN

Jan. 26, Alabama at Baylor 11, a.m., ESPN

Jan. 29, Mississippi State at Alabama, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 2, Alabama at Auburn, 7 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 6, Georgia at Alabama, 8 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 9, Alabama at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 12, Alabama at Mississippi State, 8 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 16, Florida at Alabama, 1 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 19, Alabama at Texas A&M, 8 p.m., SEC Network

Feb. 23, Vanderbilt at Alabama, 5 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 26, Alabama at South Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN 

Mar. 2, LSU at Alabama, 11 a.m, ESPN

Mar. 5, Auburn at Alabama, 8 p.m., ESPN

Mar. 9, Alabama at Arkansas, 5 p.m., SEC Network

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