Nate Oats and Alabama will face a familiar opponent during the 2024-2025 men's basketball season during the non-conference portion of their schedule.

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According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Alabam will host a game against McNeese on November 11.

While the team, McNeese, is not a familiar opponent for Alabama Men's Basketball, the coach is. Former LSU head coach Will Wade, who Alabama beat to claim the 2020-2021 men's basketball SEC Tournament championship, is the new head coach of McNeese.

Wade spent six seasons as the head coach of the LSU Tigers, where he and Oats developed a rivalry between the two programs.

As per usual, Nate Oats has Alabama's non-conference schedule as one of the toughest in the country yet again. Alabama will host a game against Creighton, travel to Purdue, play against Illinois in Birmingham, participate in the Las Vegas MTE, and play in the second-annual ACC/SEC Matchup against an opponent yet to be determined.

Nate Oats is known for his tough non-conference scheduling for Alabama men's basketball, but the adversity his teams face helps them during the NCAA Tournament. Arguably, it is what helped Alabama make their first-ever run to the Final Four last season.

Wyatt Fulton is the TIde 100.9 DME and Brand Manager, covering Alabama Crimson Tide football and men's basketball. For more Crimson Tide coverage, follow Wyatt on X (Formerly known as Twitter) at @FultonW_.

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