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Nate Oats: It’s a big Alabama win even if Kentucky is “obviously” down this year

Alabama Head Coach Nate Oats
Photo by Rodger Champion

Alabama Head Coach Nate Oats

Photo by Rodger Champion

The Tide is rolling under Nate Oats. After winning four straight, including a rivalry win on the road against Auburn, the Crimson Tide put a feather in the second year head coach’s cap by winning 85-65 at Kentucky, the program’s first win in Lexington in 15 years.

“Big win for our program, apparently we haven’t won here since 2006 so really happy for our seniors who have been here,” Oats said after the game. “It’s just big, so you know, obviously Kentucky is a little bit down this year but they’re still Kentucky. I mean they’ve got pros on that team, that our guys went head-to-head with and guarded.”

He’s obviously correct. The Wildcats started the season 1-6, the worst start in more than 90 years. The 20-point margin was the largest home defeat since Indiana beat Kentucky by 23 points back in 1988. Still it stings when an Alabama basketball player is showing John Calipari the scoreboard.

“One of their players asked me at the end, what’s the score? I said, ‘You know what it is, 85-65. You killed us,'” Calipari said.

He is correct. Alabama crushed Kentucky.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for Nate Oats: It’s a big Alabama win even if Kentucky is “obviously” down this year



  1. makeitstop
    1:02 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

    lol… “a little down.” Nate is a master of understatement, and may be auditioning for the successor role.



    • CahillsCrossingNT
      5:17 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

      Why would he come here? Kentucky is no longer a marquee job.



  2. just a guy
    1:16 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

    Anyone paying attention to the All-time wins mark? It’s possible Kansas passes us this year. Let that sink in to all the Cal Crusaders



    • Condo1122
      2:48 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

      There is every possibility that we’d be 30 games behind Kansas by this point if we hadn’t hired Cal in 2009, considering that (at least until this year) we’ve won more games than anyone in the country since he was hired. Ever stop and think about that?



    • Bluehender
      7:04 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

      No he didn’t think about that. And if the NCAA had any balls, a lot of Kansas wins would be vacated



    • Bluehender
      7:02 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

      No. No one is paying attention to that. So what?



  3. blueballs80
    1:26 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

    We will return the favor on their home court!



  4. BlueBanker18
    8:22 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

    Off night. None of our shots were falling. Onto the next one!



    • ClutchCargo
      8:36 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

      Shot selection and total lack of defense were more concerning to me, but I agree. It’s one game.



  5. neat1ky
    8:55 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

    Teams that play only 3’s die by the 3. You have to play defense and I saw very little of that and it looked like a pick up game



  6. runningunnin.454
    9:38 am January 13, 2021 Permalink

    A little bit down this year, ha ha. And, who are the pros on the team; seriously, who? Any NBA GM that throws money at any of our guys should be fired, and run out of town on a rail.