Interviews: Alabama players react to buzzer beater win over Texas A&M


Desperate for a win to keep them in the mix to make the NCAA Tournament, Alabama had a tough task in front of them Thursday against Texas A&M.

But along with Collin Sexton's buzzer-beating heroics, the Crimson Tide got important contributions from two other freshmen in a game that sets up a game against Auburn. Williams finished the game with six points, 10 rebounds, and seven blocks. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 8, 2018, and will air on SEC Network. After a layup to push Alabama up two, and then another jumper to retake that lead, Sexton and Alabama were down one with 4.4 seconds left following a three from Texas A&M's T.J. Starks. Alabama ranks 210th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).

Junior forward DJ Hogg got the Aggies' scoring started in the game, netting a pair of three-pointers in the first five minutes. Down 70-69 with 4.4 seconds to go, Alabama inbounded the ball to Sexton, who drove the length of the floor before finger-rolling in the game-winner just ahead of the buzzer.

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However, Starks would answer Sexton yet again. Davis picked up his fourth foul with 12:31 to go in the game, and was subbed out with 12:31 remaining in the game.

This buzzer-beater was the ideal way to end this game, which was a back-and-forth affair in the final two minutes. Despite the loss, Sexton was the game's leading scorer with 23 points.

The Alabama Crimson Tide (17-14) are riding in a five-game losing streak before entering the postseason. ESPN's Joe Lunardi still has the Aggies listed as a 7-seed in the tournament but there are bound to be ample changes to the projected bracket with conference tournaments underway.

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