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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Announces Series with Alabama

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Coogs face Crimson Tide on Dec. 19 in Tuscaloosa; Alabama visits Fertitta Center in 2020-21

POSTED: May 27, 2020 -- 11:44 a.m. CT

Today, Kelvin Sampson, Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Head Coach, announced the Coogs will face Alabama in a home-and-away series beginning in 2020-21.

The Cougars will face the Crimson Tide on Dec. 19 inside Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the 2020-21 season. Alabama will make its first trip to Houston to compete in the Fertitta Center during the 2021-22 campaign.

The 2020-21 match-up will be Houston's first meeting against Alabama since the 1979-80 season with the Cougars owning a 3-1 lead.

CBS Sports Jon Rothstein tweeted about the agreement May 26:

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In addition to facing Alabama this season, the Coogs are also scheduled to host LSU and South Carolina inside Fertitta Center. Houston is also one of 8 participants in the 2020 Charleston Classic which includes Florida State, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Seton Hall, Tennessee, VCU and host College of Charleston. I discuss the Houston - Alabama home-and-home series and additional non-conference Coogs' foes in this "One-On-None" Podcast.

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