Alabama’s Collin Sexton Named SEC Men’s Basketball Freshman of the Week
After a record-breaking performance last Saturday, freshman guard Collin Sexton was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday.
The 6-3 guard averaged 26.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and four assists over Alabama’s three game last week against UT Arlington, BYU and 14th-ranked Minnesota. Sexton’s honor marks the second consecutive week an Alabama guard has been name freshman of the week, as John Petty received the conference nod on Nov. 20.
In the Barclays Center Classic championship game against the No. 14 Golden Gophers, Sexton set an Alabama freshman scoring record, dropping 40 points, including 31 in the second half. The Mableton, Ga., native scored 15 of those points in the final 7:32 while the Tide was playing with just three players on the court. He became the first Alabama player to score 40 in a game since Reggie King had 43 points against Virginia on Dec. 29, 1978. Sexton began the week by scoring a then-season high 29 points in a one-point victory over UT Arlington and followed that with 10 points and a season-high seven rebounds in a win over BYU.
Sexton and the rest of the Crimson Tide will return to action Wednesday, Nov. 29, when it hosts Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. CT in Coleman Coliseum. The game will broadcast live on SEC Network+.