Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Alabama Basketball: Sexton's Buzzer Beater Lifts Tide in SEC Tourney

Alabama Basketball: Sexton's Buzzer Beater Lifts Tide in SEC Tourney

With four seconds left on the clock, freshman Collin Sexton charged down the court and put the flawless 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 scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half, during a time when Alabama struggled to find reliable offense from any other player in its rotation.

Tyler Davis has averaged 16.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over the last five games for Texas A&M.

The game's Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 138.5 points with Texas A&M opening as a 1.5-point favorite.

A solid SEC tournament was already being anticipated with the improve of the league during the regular season but through three games, the tournament has already been better than advertised. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game. Despite the loss, Sexton was the game's leading scorer with 23 points.

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Tomorrow's Alabama-Auburn game will be televised at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The Alabama Crimson Tide (17-14) are riding in a five-game losing streak before entering the postseason.

On the season, Texas A&M basketball averages 75.2 points, 41.3 rebounds and 15.8 assists per game. 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.

The Alabama Crimson Tide look for another victory after beating the Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday. For the season, Alabama has defeated opponents by an average of 2.7 points.

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