Rocket City Classic Pits Alabama Against Mercer on Tuesday Night in Huntsville


The Alabama men’s basketball team returns to action after a 10-day break between games when it travels to Huntsville, Ala., to take on the Mercer Bears in the Rocket City Classic. The contest will tip at 8 p.m. CT from the Von Braun Center and will be televised on SEC Network.

This marks the second year of the Rocket City Classic, and the second consecutive year the event has sold out. In last year’s event, the Tide defeated Arkansas State, 67-52, in front of a sold out Von Braun Center on Dec. 22, 2016.

Alabama is coming off a 10-day break between games to focus on final exams, as the Tide last played on Dec. 9 at Arizona. Alabama dropped a narrow 88-82 decision to the Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz., in a game that featured eight ties and seven lead changes.

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