This is one of the most exciting days of the year for me, the day our upcoming basketball schedule gets finalized (well, we are still waiting on the 2 NIT games in Tuscaloosa to be announced, but other than that...). The SEC schedule was released today.
You can see the full schedule here.
Alabama's schedule is (all times Central):
v. Vandy, Tuesday, January 7, 8 p.m. ESPNU
@ Georgia, Saturday, January 11, 3pm, SEC Network
v. Mi$$i$$ippi $tate, Wednesday, January 15, 7pm, SEC Network
@Mizzou, Saturday, January 18, 1pm, ESPN/2
v. Florida, Thursday, January 23, 6pm, ESPN/2
v. LSU, Saturday, January 25, 7pm, ESPN2
@auburn, Wednesday, January 29, 7pm, SECNetwork
v. Tennessee, Saturday, February 1, 7pm, ESPN2
@Arkansas, Wednesday, February 5, 7pm SECNetwork
@Florida, Saturday, February 8, 11am, ESPN
v. Ole Miss, Tuesday, February 11, 8pm, ESPNU
@South Carolina, Saturday, February 15, 3pm, SECNetwork
@aTm, Thursday, February 20, 6pm, ESPN/2
v. Mizzou, Saturday, February 22, 7pm, ESPN2
@Ole Miss, Wednesday, February 26, TBD, ESPN3
v. auburn, Saturday, March 1, 2pm, ESPNU
@Kentucky, Tuesday, March 4, 8pm, ESPN
v. Arkansas, Saturday, March 8, TBD, ESPN3
A few thoughts, playing auburn twice will hurt our RPI, but Florida twice will make up for that. Mizzou, Ole Miss, and Arkansas should all be respectable enough opponents that this is a solid schedule from an RPI standpoint.
I am looking forward to making my first trip to Mizzou for a game. I was also hoping we would catch Kentucky earlier in the year, they will be tough in March. On the positive side, for the first time since 1963 we don't have to go to Starkville.