Oats is now set for his biggest offseason in Tuscaloosa. He must replace two of his veteran assistant coaches in Bryan Hodgson and Charlie Henry, and he must reload a roster that will be losing, at the minimum, All American Brandon Miller.
The stage is set for all 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament. The Alabama Crimson Tide earned the No. 1 overall seed for the first time in school history and is now six wins away from winning the first national championship in school history.
The No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide now knows it will take on the No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the NCAA Tournament first round. The Irish defeated No. 11 Rutgers 89-97 in 2OT in their First Four matchup in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (19-13, 9-9) draws a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday. The Tide will play the the West Region bracket and will take on the winner of No. 11 seeds Rutgers and Notre Dame on Friday.