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Date announced for 2024 Arizona men’s basketball game vs. Alabama in Birmingham

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It’s never too early to start making plans to see Arizona men’s basketball, even if the game in question isn’t for another year-and-a-half.

Arizona will face Alabama in Birmingham on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2024 as part of the C.M. Newton Classic. The game will be played at Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

The game marks the back end of a neutral court “home-and-home” series between the two programs. Arizona will face Alabama in Phoenix on Dec. 20 in the Jerry Colangelo Hall of Fame Series.

Arizona trails Alabama 3-1 all-time in the series. Arizona’s lone win over the Crimson Tide came on Dec. 9, 2017 in Tucson by a score of 88-82. Arizona fell to Alabama in Tuscaloosa the following season 76-73.

Arizona has had better luck playing in Birmingham, which hosted the 1997 NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional. The No. 4 seed Wildcats stunned top-seed Kansas in the Sweet 16, then defeated No. 10 Providence in the Elite Eight to advance to the Final Four. Arizona went on to win the national championship.