Instead, the standout freshman took the Crimson Tide's fate into his own hands - a plan that kept the school's NCAA hopes alive for another day.
"Coach (Avery Johnson) just told me to race it up the floor to get to the basket", Sexton said. The other is Alabama point guard Collin Sexton, a potential star who is as dynamic of a college guard as you'll see.
Sexton then took the ball the length of the court for a game-winning buzzer-beating finger roll.
Alabama will now play top-seeded Auburn in the quarterfinals Friday night. Like I said, it is just beginning right here.
In order to have a chance of knocking off the top seed Friday, Sexton must match the production from his last two games, both against Texas A&M, in which he combined for 50 points. "We got organized. If we could have made him catch it a step further (back) and maybe put two people on him, I'd do it differently knowing he was able to get it off, but he made an awkward shot". The Auburn Tigers are averaging 84 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. 5 Texas A&M on December 30, and it will have another opportunity to impress the selection committee when it faces top-seeded Auburn on Friday.
The Tide had lost five straight coming into the SEC Tournament but now advance to the semifinals Saturday with a record of 19-14.
A big deciding factor in the game was Auburn's ability to share the basketball and hit open threes. With the supposed addition of Michael Porter, Jr., they should be interesting to watch. The Bulldogs are reliant one star in Yante Maten while United Kingdom has a lot of scoring options.
Typical of Auburn's second-half struggle was Desean Murray, who had 15 points and 7 rebounds in the first half. But Robertson's three-point attempt went long and Georgia secured the victory. "It's going to be great for us in the long run".
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"We got stuck against their zone in the second half but persevered", Johnson said. "I feel like this is going to start something even more special for us".
"We did a poor job of fouling", Robertson said. Sexton now has 569 points this season.
Teshaun Hightower came up big off the bench for Georgia, matching his career high of 13 points. 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. The Tigers won that game 93-61.
Tremont Waters led LSU with 28 points and six assists.
This buzzer-beater was the flawless way to end this game, which was a back-and-forth affair in the final two minutes.
Bench scoring was controlled by Alabama with 12 points off the bench compared to Texas A&M's 10 points.
Game: Arkansas vs. Florida, 9:30 p.m. John Petty is the third double-digit scorer and Dazon Ingram is grabbing 5.5 rebounds.