Nate Oats and the Alabama Crimson Tide men’s basketball team will tip off the 2023-24 season on Monday night against the Morehead State Eagles from inside Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama is coming off its best season in program history where they won the SEC regular season and tournament championships while also earning the program’s first-ever No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament.
Tide fans will need to be patient with this year’s team which features 10 new players and a revamped coaching staff.
As we await tipoff from inside Coleman, here is everything you need to know to catch all the action between Alabama and Morehead State.
How to watch
Date: Nov. 6 , 2023
Time: 7 p.m. CT
TV Channel: SEC Network +, ESPN +
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Morehead State injury report
Star guard Mark Freeman is expected to miss the entire 2023-24 season for the Eagles. Freeman averaged 15 points per game last season for Morehead State.
Alabama injury report
Both Mark Sears and Davin Cosby missed both preseason scrimmages for the Tide but are expected to be ready to play on Monday night.
Morehead State player to watch: Drew Thelwell
With Freeman out, Thelwell is the Eagles’ top returning player. Thelwell averaged 11 points, 4 rebounds, and nearly 3 assists per game last season for Morehead State.
Alabama player to watch: Nick Pringle
Nick Pringle’s progression as a player in Tuscaloosa will be critical to Alabama’s success this season. The Tide needs Pringle to be a presence in the paint defensively and clean up around the rim on offense. If Pringle can be anywhere close to where Charles Bediako was last season, this team will have great potential.
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