2017 Veterans Classic schedule: Pitt, Alabama, Memphis join Navy at Annapolis

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Avery Johnson will bring his Alabama Crimson Tide to the Veterans Classic in November. USATSI

Navy will be joined by Alabama, Memphis and Pittsburgh in the fourth annual Veterans Classic in November, CBS announced Monday. The Veterans Day event will be aired on CBS Sports Network from Annapolis, Maryland, on Nov. 10 -- the opening day of the 2017-18 college basketball season.

Alabama’s young roster that returns three starters under Avery Johnson will be loaded with talent, highlighted by incoming five-star freshman point guard Collin Sexton. Memphis, on the other hand, lost its leading scorer in Dedric Lawson and faces a difficult challenge in year two under Tubby Smith.

Before the games tip, each team will get an in-depth look at the life of a midshipman and be able to immerse themselves in the culture at the U.S. Naval Academy. 

Here’s a look at the schedule.

2017 Veterans Classic Schedule

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Annapolis, Maryland

Alabama vs. Memphis, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)

Navy vs. Pittsburgh, 9 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)

2017 Veterans Classic Field

Navy Midshipmen

2016-17 record: 16-16, 10-8 Patriot League

Coach: Ed DeChellis

Pittsburgh Panthers

2016-17 record: 16-17, 4-14 ACC

Coach: Kevin Stallings

Alabama Crimson Tide

2016-17 record: 19-15, 10-8 SEC

Coach: Avery Johnson

Memphis Tigers

2016-17 record: 19-13, 9-9 AAC

Coach: Tubby Smith

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