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2018 Schedule
20-16, 9th in SEC
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5dMyron Medcalf

Next stop: NBA? Top talents had an early exit at NCAA tournament

With the way the tourney is shaping up, the later rounds might be lacking in future high NBA draft picks. Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Trae Young all saw their seasons -- and probably their college careers -- come to an end.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama coach Avery Johnson on the NBA decision that awaits Collin Sexton.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Villanova rolled over Alabama with a 3-point barrage. Led by 23 points from Mikal Bridges, the Wildcats dominated the second half and won going away 81-58. Per ESPN Stats & Info, 'Nova has made more 3s (31) in its last two NCAA tournament games than any team since Loyola Marymount in 1990.

Sexton sinks trick shot (0:16)
Alabama celebrates after advancing to second round (0:47)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama freshman John Petty had 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting from 3.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Donta Hall said he knew after the Kentucky game in the SEC tournament that he'd be able to play in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


Sexton, Petty lead Alabama by Virginia Tech 86-83

Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama to an 86-83 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday night for the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Tournament win in a dozen years.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Alabama with a huge win over Virginia Tech. Avery Johnson a master at taking away what the opposition does best. Coming into the NCAA tournament the Hokies were averaging 20.2 transition points per game, best in the ACC. Alabama's defense held them to 6 transition points. Avery Johnson has done a remarkable job building his program.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Lots of cheers as Alabama players head to the locker room after beating Virginia.

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
8dJeff Goodman

Hall (concussion) game-time call for Alabama

Alabama coach Avery Johnson said starting big man Donta Hall remains a game-time decision for the Crimson Tide's first-round matchup against Virginia Tech on Thursday night in the NCAA tournament.

Alabama's tourney outlook (0:34)
An offbeat NCAA tourney primer (0:58)
Johnson has high praise for Sexton (1:30)

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.3215th
Rebounds Per Game35.9139th
Assists Per Game12.7246th
Points Allowed70.6130th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record21-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20