Collin Sexton: Hits game-winner to cap huge performance Thursday

09 March, 2018, 09:36 | Author: Ellis Copeland
  • KENTUCKY 86, ALABAMA 63

Alabama's Dazon Ingram (12) heads to the basket past Texas A&M's Robert Williams (44) and D.J. Hogg during the second half in an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday, March 8, 2018, in St. Louis.

Alabama won 71-70 over Texas A&M as Sexton took an inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the floor with no resistance and made the game-winner.

The guard finished his incredible performance with 27 points, five assists, and three rebounds.

On Thursday, the Crimson Tide picked up their first big win, knocking off eight seed Texas A&M following a buzzer beating lay-in by Collin Sexton. This time, Starks nailed a three-pointer to give the Aggies a 69-70 lead with 4.4 seconds remaining.

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The opening line for the game favors Auburn by 5.5 points. Alabama ranks 210th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2). A few more wins could ensure their trip to the NCAA Tournament this spring. For the season, Alabama has defeated opponents by an average of 2.7 points. Conversely, junior center Tyler Davis, who is playing with a bruised bladder he suffered in Saturday's game, had a bestial half, leading the Aggies in scoring and rebounding with seven and nine respectively. The maroon and white battled back after trailing by 12 points with under 13 minutes remaining in the game, but their late effort wasn't enough. The Tide entered the game with a 43 percent chance of making it into the tournament but now have a 99.7 percent chance, per ESPN's BPI.

Now it's on to Auburn for Alabama, a rivalry game with big stakes.

This buzzer-beater was the ideal way to end this game, which was a back-and-forth affair in the final two minutes.

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