Nate Oats explains what Alabama has to do to make NCAA Tournament
With Selection Sunday quickly approaching, Alabama currently sits at 14-11 overall with a 6-6 mark in SEC action.
That has them on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament bubble at the moment, but the good news is there are still 6 games left in the regular season.
On Monday’s edition of “The Paul Finebaum Show,” first-year coach Nate Oats said he still thinks the Tide have a path to the tourney, but it won’t be easy:
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“The bottom line is we don’t have enough wins,” Oats said. “If we don’t get a lot of wins here over these next 6 games, we’re not getting in the tournament. So it doesn’t matter how well we’re playing and how many injuries — how Herb (Jones) was out and we lost 2 games at home. None of that matters if we don’t get enough wins.
“If we can get the amount of wins that we need, I think the committee will look at the fact that Herb was out, look at our numbers, our NET, that kind of stuff. But we need to do some winning.”
If the Tide were able to get to 20 wins, that would look really good to the Selection Committee. However, that won’t be easy in the SEC, where every game is a battle.