Collin Sexton’s Coast-to-Coast Buzzer-Beater Lifts Alabama Men’s Basketball Past Texas A&M, 71-70
With four seconds left on the clock, freshman Collin Sexton charged down the court and put the perfect touch behind the ball to drop in the buzzer-beater to take down Texas A&M, 71-70, in the second round of the 2018 SEC Tournament Thursday afternoon at the Scottrade Center.
Sexton had a lights-out game, registering his 13th 20-point contest of the season, scoring a game-high 27 points, to go along with five assists, three rebounds and one steal. Sophomore Dazon Ingram and junior Donta Hall also reached double figures, as Ingram collected 13 points, a team-high of nine rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Hall totaled 11 points and five rebounds. In his first start of the season, freshman Galin Smith put up eight points, while adding three rebounds and a block.
The Crimson Tide shot 47.5 percent from the field (28-of-59) and held Texas A&M to just 39.3 percent from the floor (24-of-61) in the win. Despite the Aggies outrebounding the Tide, 44-33, and owning the advantage in second chance points, 19-4, Alabama’s three-straight field goals down the stretch put the Tide over the top.
Up next, the Crimson Tide will face No. 1-seed Auburn on Friday in the quarterfinal round at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on ESPN.