Collin Sexton brought his work ethic to Alabama, and it resonated throughout the team. He willed Alabama to an NCAA Tournament bid by averaging 26.3 in three SEC Tournament games. He then scored 25 to lead Alabama to a win over Virginia Tech in the first round. It Alabama’s first tournament win since 2006.
Alabama basketball exited the NCAA Tournament at the hands of No. 1 seed Villanova, SCORE. The Crimson Tide, who were only down five at the half, could not stop the Wildcats from knocking down 17 three-pointers in the second half.
Alabama basketball will be a No. 9 seed in the east region of the NCAA Tournament and will play Virginia Tech in the first round in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alabama freshman point guard Collin Sexton hit a floater with no time left to give Alabama a 71-70 win over Texas A&M in the second round of the SEC tournament. The shot snapped a five-game losing streak for Alabama.
No. 9 seed Alabama (17-14, 8-10 SEC) will have work to do to make the tournament, and it starts with second-round SEC Tournament game against No. 8 seed Texas A&M (20-11, 9-9) at noon on Thursday. It will be broadcasted by the SEC Network.
Alabama basketball freshman Collin Sexton earned SEC Co-Freshman Player of the Year, the league office announced on Tuesday. Sexton is just the second player in Alabama history to earn the award with Mo Williams being recognized in 2002.
Alabama basketball fell on the road to Texas A&M, 68-66, to end the regular season on a five-game losing streak. It is the first losing streak of five games since the 2005 season.
For a stretch of 14 minutes and 30 seconds, Alabama made no field goals. It missed 19-straight shots and Florida took over the game. Florida (19-11, 10-7 SEC) didn’t do anything spectacular to capture a 73-52 win over Alabama (17-13, 8-9), but it made a shot every now and then, which went a long way in this game.