In case you missed the shot, here it is in all of its glory:
Sexton finished with a game-high 27 points after starting off a bit slow. He finally pieced it together though, and hit quite a few big shots down the stretch. It only took 16 shots for the Co-Freshman of the Year to reach that threshold, and he went 6-7 from the free throw line, as well. Needless to say, this was a dynamite performance for him.
T.J. Starks of the Texas A&M Aggies, who were on the losing side of this thriller, played particularly well, too. A freshman as well, Starks didn’t let the moment overcome him. He had 23 points on the afternoon, went 8-of-17 from the field and had hit what was a go-ahead 3-pointer before Sexton’s dramatic shot.
Dazon Ingram and Admon Gilder were the only two other players to reach double figures in this game. Ingram of the Tide had 13 points while Gilder of the Aggies had 15.
This was a big win for Alabama, and likely puts them in a great spot to make the NCAA Tournament again. They are now 18-14 but picked up a quality victory in knocking the Aggies off their heels. They have another test in front of them on Friday against, well, guess who? The Auburn Tigers. Their arch rivals. Funny how that works, eh?