Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies Free Preview 03/08/18

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies Free Preview 03/08/18

Alabama scored a thrilling 71-70 victory over Texas A&M on Thursday in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

There was plenty to take away from the game, not the least of which was their freshman point guard stepping up in a big way.

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

Here's a look at the stunning shot that helped the Crimson Tide claim a 71-70 win over the Aggies in the SEC Tournament.

Pearl said, "I don't think any of us would trade any championship for any individual award", Pearl said. "They understand that there are not a lot of chances left, no matter how far you go ..." The Cowboys will face Kansas, the Golden Eagles battle Villanova, and the Irish will take on Duke Thursday, and each of those three wins would do more for them than a win over Auburn would do for Alabama. The Crimson Tide outshot the Aggies 48 percent to 39 percent which ultimately proved to be the difference in the game. Sexton is definitely the Crimson Tide's best player, and Starks may have emerged as the Aggies' most important to their success moving forward.

"We called a time out, and Coach just told me to race it up the floor and get to the basket", Sexton said.

Starks led the Aggies (20-12) with 23 points while Admon Gilder had 15. The Longhorns are coming off a win against Iowa State in their opening tournament game on Wednesday.

"When we played them at home the first game (in December) that lineup with Donta and Galin playing together had a pretty decent plus-minus so we went with it". Jones had missed the majority of the last two games with an injury. We've just got to not back down and just be aggressive too. We got stuck against their zone in the second half, but they just persevered ...

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