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CM Newton Classic Game Thread

Alabama Crimson Tide (7-5) v Liberty Flames (8-3)

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With only one game left before SEC play begins in earnest next weekend, the Alabama Crimson Tide is in Birmingham today for the C.M. Newton Classic and the final game of the 2023 calendar year. Ritchie McKay’s Liberty Flames - one of the most successful mid-majors of the past five years or so - will be the opponents today, and they will provide the Tide with a unique challenge. It should be a great opportunity for Nate Oats’ squad to continue to improve in multiple facets on the court, and a win would be a nice little boost to the Tide’s NCAA Tournament resume.

The game will tip-off at 1:00 PM CST and will be available to stream on ESPN+ and SEC Network+. Alabama is favored by 9.5.