Alabama is fighting for their tournament lives, and will need more impact performances like this one from Collin Sexton.
Once thought to be a borderline lock to make the Big Dance come the end of March, the Crimson Tide have fallen off the map, losing five games in a row, including a bad defeat at home to Arkansas.
This poor form has overshadowed the play of star freshman Collin Sexton, who is really the only reason Alabama is in any position to make a run. He proved exactly why on Thursday.
Facing SEC tournament elimination and potentially the last result of his collegiate career, Sexton answered the call, going coast to coast in just over four seconds and answering a clutch shot from A&M with a decisive game-winner.
Sexton doesn't get the praise of Marvin Bagley, but he's been just as crucial to his team's success, notching over 18 points per game as a freshman.
Avery Johnson saying “sure, we lost a couple of games” just seconds after Collin Sexton mentioned Alabama’s 5-game losing streak is one of those unintentionally funny things that only come from coaches.— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) March 8, 2018
It would be a crime if we can't see more of Sexton after this incredible season.