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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Sooners Will Face Alabama in 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge

The Oklahoma Sooners will head to Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Jan. 27 of 2018.

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The Oklahoma Sooners are scheduled to travel to Tuscaloosa for a hardwood matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences announced Thursday. The game will take place on Jan. 27 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

This game will feature a matchup of two of the nation’s top freshmen point guards, as Norman North product Trae Young will face the top-rated PG recruit of 2017, Collin Sexton. Alabama is heading in the right direction under head coach Avery Johnson, so the January showdown should be pretty entertaining.

Oklahoma is 3-1 all-time in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, with its only loss coming last season at the hands of the Florida Gators. Additionally, the Big 12 has a 25-15 advantage over the SEC since the beginning of the series in 2014.