Alabama has agreed to a match-up with Oklahoma on November 8th. The game will take place in Dallas at the American Airlines Center, the home court of the Dallas Mavericks. It's part of a four-game event to celebrate the beginning of the college basketball season. The other games are Baylor vs Colorado, Texas vs LSU and SMU vs TCU.
It's yet another piece to what could be a challenging non-conference schedule that already includes a home game against Tubby Smith and Texas Tech, a road game at UCLA, as well as the NIT Tip-Off event that includes potential games against Duke and Arizona.
Alabama could be the favorite in this game. Oklahoma is coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance, but could be facing a rebuilding season after losing their top three scorers. However, with Lon Kruger on the Sooner bench, this will be far from a walk in the park. In addition to a quality opponent, Alabama will also have an opportunity to shine in a nationally televised event that will be highly anticipated by college basketball fans who will no doubt be jonesing for a basketball fix come November 8th.