Nate Oats Comments on Tide’s Poor 3-Point Outing
The Tide went cold from behind the arc once again this afternoon, shooting an abysmal 3/22 (13.6%) from deep.
In Alabama's past four outings, they have now shot below 40% in three of those contests.
Nate Oats addressed this in his postgame press conference, saying:
"We got to get some guys in the gym. It gives us some confidence. For us to shoot as poorly as we did from three, and still get a win, shows we can win in multiple ways."
"We don't have to win in just one way," said Oats.
Oats also mentioned that if someone has an open look, he will never want them to turn it down.
“We’re not going to tell guys not to take open shots.”
With as many great shooters as Nate Oats has at his disposal, it is a bit odd how the Tide have struggled from 3-point land as of yet. But, as stated by Nate Oats and proven today, Alabama is able to win in a plethora of ways.
Today, Alabama was tough as nails, both mentally and physically. While the Tide's three-point shots weren't landing, calls weren't going their way, and it was playing a physical team that has multiple NBA talents, its ability to fight back and win a close game was very impressive. This afternoon's game completely reinforced the fact that Alabama is built for March basketball.