SEC Tournament: Second half run fuels Alabama past Auburn

By Scott McInnerney
WNSP Reporter

MOBILE, AL – Freshman phenom Collin Sexton propelled the Crimson Tide to an 81-63 win over No. 1 seed Auburn in the SEC Tournament Friday.

Alabama came out of the halftime break on a 20-1 run to put the Tide up 51-42. Sexton put up 31 points on 10-16 shooting for the game, which is the first time an Alabama player has scored 30+ points in the SEC Tournament since 2002. Sexton’s six three-pointers marks a career high for the freshman guard.

Crimson Tide guard Dazon Ingram and forward Dante Hall chipped in with double figures. Alabama finished the game with 50% shooting from the field and held Auburn to 32.3%.

The Auburn Tigers went without a field goal for over 10 minutes to start the second half and finished with 22 points compared to Alabama’s 50 in the half.

Alabama moves on to the SEC Conference Semifinals Saturday to face off against the winner of No. 4 seed Kentucky and No. 12 seed Georgia.

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