Alabama Men’s Basketball to Face Oregon in Birmingham’s Legacy Arena
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama men‘s basketball head coach Avery Johnson announced on Friday that his team will face the Oregon Ducks in Birmingham, Ala., in Legacy Arena. The contest is slated to take place on Monday, Dec. 21, at a time to be determined. “We are looking forward to playing a quality team such as Oregon, but we are even more thrilled for the opportunity to play in front of our fans in Birmingham at Legacy Arena,” Johnson said. “This is something that will be exciting for the University of Alabama fan base, our players and our staff. It‘s been five years since an Alabama men‘s basketball team has played in Birmingham, so this is something we hope to continue to do on a yearly basis.” The event, presented by the Knight-Eady Sports Group, will mark the Crimson Tide‘s first appearance in Birmingham since facing Oklahoma State in 2011. It will be the first game of a home-and-home series between the two teams, as Alabama will play in Eugene, Ore., during the 2016-17 campaign. The Tide and Ducks have split the only two games the teams have played in series history, with each contest taking place at a neutral location. Last season, Oregon finished with a 26-10 record and was a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks eventually fell to national runner-up Wisconsin in the Round of 32. Tickets for the game will be included as part of the 2015-16 season ticket package. Deposits for new season ticket orders can be made by contacting the TIDE PRIDE/Ticket Office (205-348-2262) or by going to RollTide.com.