Alabama sprints away from Auburn to reach SEC semifinals

Alabama sprints away from Auburn to reach SEC semifinals

Auburn and Alabama split their season series with each school winning on its home court. Each presents unique challenges. Defensively, Alabama basketbally yields 69.7 points per game against the opposing teams. They're deep, they're long, they're athletic.

That won't happen in 2018 - the Tide won 76-71 in Tuscaloosa on January 17.

"Coach (Avery Johnson) just told me to race it up the floor to get to the basket", said Sexton, who finished with 27 points. He led Alabama with 25 points, but it wasn't enough to save his team from a 90-71 dismantling.

The Tigers were boosted in the first half by strong showings from Mustapha Heron and Desean Murray, who each reached double-digits in points.

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Despite scoring well all season, Auburn has managed to win just three of its 10 meets entering Friday's finale.

"I felt like we got off to a very slow start but eventually found a rhythm defensively in the first half", Georgia Coach Mark Fox said. Playing is easy and fun!

Alabama: Sexton has been awesome for the Tide all year, but he has especially come alive in the SEC Tournament. Johnson and his players agreed that the sellout crowd of 9,121 at Auburn Arena that night was a factor.

If the Ben Howland's team can reverse its fortunes in the SEC Tournament and reel off a big win over Tennessee, they'll have chance to take a step closer towards getting on the right side of the bubble.

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Alabama, now sitting at 18-14, will take on the SEC's top team, Auburn, on Friday. Alabama scored 50 points in the second half, and Auburn countered with just 24-percent shooting.

"It's going to be a big one", Alabama guard Dazon Ingram said. They've shot. The rest will do us a lot of good, but it may not do us a ton of good in the first five or 10 minutes of the game, so they would get an advantage early. "That is the reason I wasn't too disappointed that they didn't pick us first team".

The thing about conference tournaments is that if you win, you have to come back the next day and typically play an even better opponent.

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