The Alabama Crimson Tide are moving on to the Quarterfinals the SEC Tournament, and more importantly they’ve kept their NCAA Tournament hopes alive, thanks to star freshman point guard Collin Sexton.
Sexton finished with a game-high 27 points including a coast-to-coast game-winning layup as time expired to give the Tide a 71-70 victory over Texas A&M. After A&M took a 70-69 lead by way a three-pointer with 4.4 seconds left, Sexton was able to take the inbounds pass and go the length the floor just in the nick time.
Alabama finished the regular season with an 18-14 record, including 8-10 in the SEC, meaning they’ll likely need at least one more win to earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Sexton and co. will take on in-state rival Auburn in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals tomorrow afternoon at 1pm ET.
Check out the full SEC Tournament TV Schedule below (H/T CBS Sports).
Thursday, March 8
Game 3: No. 9 Alabama 71, No. 8 Texas A&M, 70
Game 4: No. 5 Missouri vs. Georgia, 25 minutes after previous game, SEC Network
Game 5: No. 7 Mississippi State vs. No. 10 LSU, 7 pm ET, SEC Network
Game 6: No. 6 Arkansas vs. South Carolina, about 25 minutes after previous game, SEC Network
Friday March 9
Game 7: No. 1 Auburn vs. Alabama, 1 pm ET, ESPN
Game 8: No. 4 Kentucky vs. Game 4 winner, about 25 minutes after previous game, ESPN
Game 9: No. 2 Tennessee vs. Game 5 winner, 7 pm ET, SEC Network
Game 10: No. 3 Florida vs. Game 6 winner, about 25 minutes after previous game, SEC Network
Saturday, March 10
Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 1 pm ET, ESPN
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, about 25 minutes after previous game, ESPN
Sunday, March 11