Alabama women to face Iowa State in Big 12/SEC Challenge

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NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 01: Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Kristy Curry point to the shot clock during the first half between the Alabama Crimson Tide versus the Kentucky Wildcats in a SEC Women’s Tournament game on March 1, 2018, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. (Photo by Steve Roberts/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference released the matchups for the 2019 Big 12/SEC Challenge on Monday, which features Alabama hosting Iowa State on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Coleman Coliseum.

Alabama is 1-1 all-time in the Big 12/SEC challenge after the Tide claimed the 71-65 overtime win against Kansas in its inaugural appearance in the challenge on Dec. 4, 2016 in Tuscaloosa. The following season, UA dropped its game to TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 1 in the 2017 Big 12/SEC challenge.

The December matchup against Iowa State will be the third between the two programs, with the series tied at 1-1 and the last meeting coming on Nov. 29, 1998. The Cyclones finished the 2018-19 season with a 26-9 record and an appearance in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.

KNOXVILLE, TN – JANUARY 31: Head Coach Kristy Curry of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the huddle against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in a game at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 31, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Patrick Murphy-Racey/Getty Images)

The 2019-20 Crimson Tide returns 84 percent of its scoring from last year’s team which includes 11 returners. Alabama sports four newcomers on the 2019-20 squad and in addition will have Shelby GibsonJordan Lewis and Amber Richardson all eligible for this upcoming season after taking a redshirt year in 2018-19.

2019 Big 12/SEC Women’s Basketball Challenge Schedule

Wednesday, December 4

Georgia at Baylor

Ole Miss at Texas Tech

Thursday, December 5

Iowa State at Alabama

Saturday, December 7

LSU at Oklahoma

Auburn at TCU

Kansas State at Arkansas

Oklahoma State at Texas A&M

Sunday, December 8

West Virginia at Mississippi State

Florida at Kansas

Texas at Tennessee

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