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Alabama Basketball: Nate Oats must do a nearly complete rebuild

In less than a week, Alabama basketball went from a competitive team with NCAA Tournament aspirations to something much less. What that much less is, will play out over the next week or two.

Nate Oats is taking some undeserved heat from a portion of the Crimson Tide fan base. Those that understand basketball know this season’s team did not have the roster required of an NCAA Tournament contender. Injuries made fundamental roster weaknesses even worse.

Still, it is fair to ask questions about Nate Oats after 31 games. Does his pace of play require a roster deeper in talent than Alabama basketball has seen in many years – or ever?