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Both the Alabama radio broadcast and the ESPN2 broadcast said that Oats was told he received the technical foul for throwing a water bottle.
The technical foul occurred with 11:11 left in the second half. At the time of the technical foul, Alabama led Iona 46-39.
Iona's Walter Clayton Jr. made both ensuing free throws to cut the Alabama lead to 46-41.
— Matt Tait (@mctait) November 26, 2021
Iona defeated Alabama 72-68.
After Thursday, Alabama leads the all-time series 2-1 vs. Iona College. Alabama defeated Iona 68-55 in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
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This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Alabama's Nate Oats gets technical foul for throwing water bottle