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Nate Oats: ‘We don’t storm the court here. We expect to win big games’

Court storming and whether or not it should be allowed has found itself in the news cycle this week after an incident at Wake Forest following a win over Duke.

Even Alabama’s AD Greg Byrne weighed in with a radical suggestion that teams whose fans storm the court after a victory should simply be assessed a loss instead of a win.

Alabama basketball head coach Nate Oats was asked about the issue in his Friday media availability on the eve of Alabama’s massive tilt with Tennessee, but he said it’s not something he’s concerned about.

“We don’t storm the court here. We expect to win big games. We’ve won a lot of big games here. I actually love the fact that our fans are unbelievably great and give us a great environment during the game but then act like we’ve been there and done that,” Oats said.

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“Alabama sports in general expects to win big games. Football has won a bunch of national championships, like five or six different sports that have won championships. We expect to win around here.”

Alabama takes on Tennessee on Saturday night in Coleman Coliseum in the biggest game of the season, where the winner will likely go on to claim the SEC regular season title.

Both teams sit at 12-3 in conference play and tied for first place.

The game will be played at 7 P.M. CST on ESPN.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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