Aggies fall to Alabama at the buzzer, 71-70

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This buzzer-beater was the ideal way to end this game, which was a back-and-forth affair in the final two minutes. Collin Sexton is averaging 18.3 points and 3.6 assists while Donta Hall is averaging 10.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. The Aggies tied the game with a three with 1:14 remaining and what ensued next was instant classic material. Mustapha Heron is averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Bryce Brown is averaging 16.4 points and 1.8 assists.

However, Starks would answer Sexton yet again. After a layup to push Alabama up two, and then another jumper to retake that lead, Sexton and Alabama were down one with 4.4 seconds left following a three from Texas A&M's T.J. Starks.

But Sexton raced up the floor, split two Texas A&M defenders and sunk the clinching floater as time expired. 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.

Throughout the game, Alabama used a string of runs, usually led by Sexton, to stop any momentum the Aggies gained. Alabama ranks 210th in rebounds allowed per game (36.2).

The Crimson Tide are sitting on the bubble, and Sports Illustrated's Michael Beller has them in the "Next Four Out". 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.

Davis scored seven points to pace Texas A&M, and the Aggies were able to keep the game close via a 25-14 advantage in rebounding, including an 11-1 edge on the offensive glass. Petty scored 27 points, including eight 3-pointers, in Alabama's 76-71 win against Auburn in January.

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