ESPN repeatedly misspells Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats' name
There were multiple graphics during the game about Alabama men's basketball coach Nate Oats.
Except, the ESPN graphics misspelled Oats' name.
They spelled it: Nate Oates
The first instance occurred in the first half. The graphic was about Oats and Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes' previous coaching jobs. It said that "Nate Oates" was the Buffalo head coach from 2015-19.
The second graphic came in the second half. It was about interesting items in Oats' office, and they showed drawings from Oats' kids.
Before misspelling Nate Oats' name, ESPN used the wrong photo with a graphic about Oats. It's unclear who this photo is instead of Oats.
Alabama defeated Tennessee 71-63 on Saturday.
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The 2020-21 men's basketball season is Oats' second season as the Alabama men's basketball head coach.
Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.