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Alabama basketball is expected to host Murray State this coming season.

Alabama basketball: Avery Johnson’s team set to host Ohio Valley Conference champions

Matt Speakman

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Alabama to host OVC champions

Alabama is already trying to bolster its nonconference basketball schedule. The Crimson Tide went through the gauntlet last season, playing multiple tough opponents to gear up for SEC play. This season will be no different. Alabama reportedly will play Murray State, the Ohio Valley Conference champions, in the Racers’ “money game.” It will be one of many tough nonconference games.

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