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Alabama inks a three-year deal with South Alabama in basketball

The Crimson Tide and Jaguars basketball teams will begin the series this season in Tuscaloosa.
Credit: Alabama athletics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala — Alabama men’s basketball head coach Nate Oats announced on Monday that the Crimson Tide and South Alabama have signed a three-year deal to square off on the hardwood. The 2-for-1 series is set to take place in each of the next three seasons, beginning in the upcoming campaign.

The first game between the Crimson Tide and Jaguars will take place on Nov. 18, 2020 inside Coleman Coliseum, with Alabama returning the trip to Mobile in 2021-22. The final game of the three-year deal will return the teams to Tuscaloosa during the 2022-23 season.

The two in-state foes have played three times in program history, with the Tide holding a 2-1 advantage in the all-time series. Most recently, Alabama captured a 72-50 victory of USA on Dec. 1, 2010 in Tuscaloosa.

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