Yes, the sentence in the heading above says Alabama basketball must and can win on Saturday. The ‘must’ part is easy to see. The ‘can’ part takes some belief.
Some Alabama basketball fans ar non-believers. They cannot be faulted for such skepticism. It is February – the month in most recent years, Alabama basketball falters and fails. It may do so again this season. If it doesn’t be assured Nate Oats is the difference.
Oats is not one to sugarcoat a painful reality. On Thursday, Nate was direct.
Saturday is as big as it gets.