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Collin Sexton hits buzzer-beating floater to save Alabama in SEC Tournament

Collin Sexton hits buzzer-beating floater to save Alabama in SEC Tournament Collin Sexton hits buzzer-beating floater to save Alabama in SEC Tournament
Kristopher Love | 09 March, 2018, 05:59

Wearing a white "Sexton" hoodie, she watched her son on the screen lay in a sweet, underhanded floater at the buzzer for the win Thursday at the SEC basketball tournament. The Aggies won the most recent matchup 68-66, but were unable to cover as 5-point favorites. A jumper by Tonny Trocha-Morelos brought Texas A&M to within 63-62 with 4:55 to play, capped an 11-3 run for the Aggies and set the stage for the furious finish. The Aggies are among the NCAA's elite on the offensive glass, ranking 33rd in offensive rebounding percentage at 34.1 percent.

An Alabama loss would have been its sixth in a row and would have lowered its record to 17-15 overall. The Tide entered the game with a 43 percent chance of making it into the tournament but now have a 99.7 percent chance, per ESPN's BPI. Vegas has been spot on when setting the O/U total of Aggies games, with an even split between overs and unders.

On the season, Alabama basketball averages 72.4 points, 36.3 rebounds and 12.8 assists per game.

Texas A&M averages 41.3 rebounds per game, which ranks fifth in the nation.

Alabama's defense was also key late in the game. The Aggies trailed the Crimson Tide 35-28 at the half.

Sexton led all scorers over the first 20 minutes of play with nine points as the Crimson Tide outshot Texas A&M 50 percent to 31.3 percent and forced the Aggies into nine first-half turnovers. Texas A&M vs Alabama tv channel schedule is on SECN.

In their last five games, Alabama is 1-4 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs. One such thing came with the Crimson Tide down 70-69 with less than five seconds left. For the season, Alabama has defeated opponents by an average of 2.7 points. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 84 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting.