For the first time since the 1986-1987 season, the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball program is off to a 3-0 conference start with wins over Tennessee and Florida this week. With the recent success that Head Coach Nate Oats brought to the programs, a whole new level of success is now on the horizon for this Crimson Tide program. A future in which deserves the utmost respect from the college basketball world, Alabama has always been a sleeping giant when it comes to college basketball. Finally, with the help of Head Coach Nate Oats, the Crimson Tide basketball program is setting itself up for basketball glory.
In the preseason polls, Alabama was selected to finish as the 5th best team in the SEC, but as we have seen throughout the first three games of the conference slate, the Crimson Tide are among the best. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide went into Knoxville, Tennessee, and defeated the 7th ranked Volunteers 71-63. On Tuesday night, it was all Alabama as they jumped all over the Florida Gators 86-71.
Alabama is the third all-time winningest basketball program behind Kentucky and Arkansas and has longed for the day of having a Final Four caliber team. With Nate Oats at the helm, it’s only a matter of time before Alabama makes that jump and advances on to win another SEC Tournament championship and even a Final Four.
As the season progresses, Alabama needs to remain hungry, hungry for a Final Four. The future is bright for this Crimson Tide basketball program, a future that demands respect throughout the world of college basketball. Under Head Coach Nate Oats, the sky is the limit for the Alabama basketball program, and for the first time in the history of Crimson Tide basketball, there is finally a much-deserved level of respect for the program.
Alabama will return to action on Saturday as they travel to the plains to take on Auburn as part of a crucial two-game road swing.