The deal announced Tuesday starts with an exhibition fundraiser either Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 at the FedExForum in Memphis for pandemic relief efforts. Then Memphis would visit Alabama at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa during the 2021-22 season with the teams playing in Memphis during the 2022-23 season.
"I'm really excited about the game against Alabama this upcoming season," Hardaway said. "I'm happy to have this series."
Memphis has played the Southeastern Conference program eight times starting in 1958-59, and the Tigers lead 5-3. The teams last played in 2017-18 when Alabama won 82-70 at the Veterans Classic at Annapolis, Maryland.