Alabama coach Nate Oats praises Missouri for handling fan’s Darius Miles remark

Alabama males’s basketball had an emotional win at Vanderbilt shortly after the arrest of participant Darius Miles. Throughout the sport, head coach Nate Oats confirmed, Commodores followers have been respectful in cheering for an upset over the No. 4 groups within the nation. In the Crimson Tide’s most up-to-date street sport although, an unlucky chant was made by a spectator.

Oats confirmed {that a} Missouri fan within the faculty’s college students’ part made a remark relating to Miles and the homicide of Jamea Jonae Harris. The fan was eliminated and Oats appreciated how this system and Mizzou Arena crew dealt with the state of affairs.

“Yeah, there was,” Oats stated. “But I need not deal with it. They bought him out of there. So for probably the most half, coach (Dennis) Gates is nice. The administration right here is nice. Sometimes faculty college students do not perceive the severity of issues. For probably the most half, it was tremendous.”

From the printed on SEC Network, there didn’t look like any response from Alabama gamers. It was an energized setting because the Tigers tried to maintain the sport shut in direction of the top of the primary half. Freshman Brandon Miller stared into the gap towards the group after silencing them with just a few 3-pointers.

As a part of the workforce’s therapeutic course of, Oats addressed the workforce on Friday relating to potential “idiots” making gentle of the state of affairs on social media and potential in-person remarks. Noah Clowney led a pregame prayer for all affected by the incident.

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Rewinding no. 4 Alabama’s 85-64 win at Missouri

“I’ve talked to our workforce about that,” Oats stated. “Basically I instructed them this: if individuals need to be ignorant, and say issues which can be fully out of line — and on this case, I’d assume, this is not a case the place any person bought into some bother. These are severe issues. There’s a five-year-old, Kaine, that does not have a mom anymore.

“This is just not, to me, one thing that college students ought to be joking about. If any person does occur to say one thing, I simply instructed our guys, you have to be sturdy sufficient, robust sufficient. We’re right here to play basketball. We know who we’re, what we have accomplished. We’re not — in the event that they’re yelling issues at us, they’re fully out of line. Ignore them. Move on.”

Alabama stayed good within the Southeastern Conference with the 85-64 win, enhancing to 17-2 total.

Nick Alvarez is a reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @nick_a_alvarez or electronic mail him at

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