The top seeded Alabama Crimson Tide has struggled this season starting quickly in early tip-offs this season. That was not the case today as the Tide boat-raced the Mississippi State Bulldogs 85-48 in the opening game of today's SEC quarterfinals.
Oats' first recruiting class ended up ranked No. 12 in the nation while also bringing in one of the top graduate-transfers in the nation. He is looking to out do himself with his second class and has his eyes a top target that would take the 2021 class to the next level.
The SEC concluded its basketball season and with that comes award season. Alabama head coach Nate Oats was named SEC Coach of the Year after winning the conference in his second season at the helm in Tuscaloosa.
The SEC announced today that the Alabama Crimson Tide (18-6, 13-2) will play the Georgia Bulldogs (14-9, 7-9) in Athens on Saturday March 6 at 1 p.m. CT. The Crimson Tide has this game added to its schedule due to the postponement of its trip to Texas A&M on Feb. 18.
The No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide (18-6, 13-2) fell to the No. 20 Arkansas Razorbacks (18-5, 10-4) 81-66 on the road, failing to capitalize on its opportunity to secure the SEC regular season championship. Arkansas is now riding an eight-game winning streak in the SEC after the victory.