Collin Sexton leads Alabama past No. 16 Auburn in the SEC Tournament


Alabama is 19-15 overall.

United Kingdom is 16-2 vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament, including 7-0 in the semifinals.

Of course, this Tide team is not finished in the SEC Tournament.

After John Petty banked in a three-pointer from near the top of the key (thoughts of Texas A&M banking in threes against United Kingdom last month might have come to mind), Gabriel stymied Alabama's momentum by making a three from the left corner.

Kentucky will advance to the championship game of the tournament on Sunday where it will meet the victor of No. 2 seed Tennessee and No. 6 seed Arkansas. Game time is 1 p.m. EDT (noon CDT in St. Louis). United Kingdom is 8-5 with this lineup.

Alabama head coach Avery Johnson adjusted the defensive approach at halftime, forcing Auburn into a 3-point shooting barrage. 'Bama trailed by 10 at halftime, then unleashed a Sexton-led barrage that absolutely buckled the Tigers and likely rearranged the NCAA bracket. UK's leading rebounder (7.9 per game) is nursing an ankle injury. Johnson made his pitch to the committee following the game. And aside from being a great coach ... look, you can sit there and evaluate, but I coach against him. Alabama never seriously threatened from that point.

Kentucky's defense seemed to make another second-half Alabama rally unlikely. Alabama shot just 38 percent from the floor, including 30 percent in the first half as it headed into the break down 29-19. "We did what we wanted to do in the first half".

In their last five games, Alabama is 2-3 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line.

The freshman has electrified ScottTrade Center, scoring 58 points in do-or-die victories over Texas A&M and Auburn.

The results have been there the last two days as Alabama has played its way into the NCAA field.

As of Friday, Calipari didn't expect to have freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt available for Saturday's semifinal against Alabama.

United Kingdom is 12-0 this season when committing 11 or fewer miscues.

He's a player who refuses to participate in social media, calling it a "waste of time" in a 2017 Players Tribune piece in which he also described his 300-made-jump-shots-a-day work ethic; a competitive fire so hot that he can't play his brother one-on-one without fighting; the way he turned himself from unranked high school player to top-10 national recruit and McDonald's all-American.

United Kingdom is 152-6 in the Calipari era when keeping the opponent to 63 or fewer points. And for the second straight day, Kentucky put the big chill on an opponent in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. It's the best mark in a half in the Calipari era.

Coach Calipari is 21-3 in the SEC Tournament.

The only questions now are how high the Tigers will be seeded, who they will play in the first round and where that game will take place.

"When we came in this tournament, we had to win games", Sexton added. On Feb. 6 in Lexington, Tennessee won 61-59. The Wildcats rank 172nd in blocks allowed per game (3.8).

United Kingdom leads the Arkansas series, 31-10, and has won six in a row. Jared Harper finished 2 of 11 with seven points.

Previously, four players had made 5-of-5 in an SEC Tournament game, Joe Harvell of Ole Miss, Craig Brown of Florida, G.G. Smith of Georgia and Taurean Green of Florida. He scored a combined 79 points over three games in the tournament.

Arkansas hit 14 of 15 free throws in the first half, including eight in a row to end the half with a 36-28 lead.

Kevin Knox was stifled with foul trouble but still managed 11 points, his 10th straight double-figure performance.

This is the second game of the season between these two teams. De'Aaron Fox ended previous year with a 12-game streak.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Georgia Bulldogs Fire Mark Fox
Mar 11, 2018 - 00:54
Fox had previously served as head coach of Nevada , where he reached the tournament in three straight years from 2005-2007. The Bulldogs scored the first basket of the game on a William Jackson II jumper and never led from that point on.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Syrian Arab Army liberates largest town in Ghouta
Mar 11, 2018 - 00:53
Humanitarian access to those in need must be guaranteed. "No", he said in a text message when asked if the report was correct. Air strikes started up again after the evacuation, killing nine people and injuring around 28, the Observatory said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Was the 'B***h' Who Ruined Demi Lovato's Met Gala Experience Nicki Minaj?
Mar 11, 2018 - 00:51
Demi Lovato isn't afraid to be vocal and passionate about certain issues, especially when it affects her fans. She then texted her manager, who encouraged her to go straight to a 10pm AA meeting after the gala.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Waymo is testing self-driving trucks in Atlanta
Mar 10, 2018 - 00:41
Waymo's, the former Google self-driving vehicle project, announced it is turning its attention to the trucking industry. Waymo joins Uber and Tesla in the race to develop autonomous trucks and disrupt the traditional trucking industry.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bots don't spread fake news on Twitter, people do, say MIT researchers
Mar 10, 2018 - 00:41
Indeed, they report, false news that spreads fast is considered more novel; that novel information is more likely to be retweeted. The study was borne out of examination of the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pump Xiaomi smartphone Redmi Note 5
Mar 10, 2018 - 00:40
It is now secret that Xiaomi has been teasing a new smartphone launch in the country from the day when it launched new Mi TVs . The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with MIUI 9 on top of it and is backed up by a 3200mAh battery .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top A Wrinkle in Time
Mar 10, 2018 - 00:40
Frequently the sharpest and funniest person in the room, Little Charles is one of the many great things about A Wrinkle in Time . While it won critical acclaim, it was controversial in that it was a Science Fiction novel with a young, female protagonist.

Traders Secrets on Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG), Lexington Realty Trust (LXP)
Mar 10, 2018 - 00:40
With 1.14 million avg volume, 4 days are for Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO)'s short sellers to cover VNO's short positions. Tracking most recent quarter period, Price to book (P/B) ration is at 1.99 and Price to cash per share ration is at 213.15.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Take a Drone Tour of Disneyland's Huge Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Park
Mar 10, 2018 - 00:39
The concept art for Disney's first Star Wars park already looked incredible , and now you can see what's under construction. Both " Star Wars " lands are set to open next year, although an exact date has not yet been announced.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Team Sky welcomes possible new cycling governing body investigation
Mar 09, 2018 - 01:57
In an interview with the BBC , Lappartient noted the report and suggested that the CADF should look into its findings. Lappartient repeated his call for a quick resolution to the salbutamol case of Chris Froome , which remains in limbo.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rahul Gandhi back in Delhi, comments on Northeast elections
Mar 09, 2018 - 01:54
Congress emerged as the largest single party in the Meghalaya elections, but like Goa, Congress would have to warm the opposition. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was "obsessed with grabbing power using big money to create an opportunistic alliance".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canada chasing trade deal with South American block after signing new TPP
Mar 09, 2018 - 01:54
The deal had been on life support after Trump pulled the United States out of the original deal when he became president. He also explained the CPTPP will enter into force once ratified by at least six of the 11 countries.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mark Cuban Denies 2011 Allegation of Sexual Assault
Mar 09, 2018 - 01:53
Cuban spoke to police directly following the report being filed. "I stand behind that report 1,000 percent". She said she told her friend and boyfriend the same night about the alleged incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Geneva Motor Show: Tata E Vision Sedan Concept Unveiled - Specs, Features & Images
Mar 09, 2018 - 01:52
The E-VISION Sedan Concept comes with predictive energy management systems that are based on live traffic information and routes. It also gets connected technologies such as cloud computing, analytics, geospatial mapping and increased human-machine interface.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hokies lose huge 2nd half lead, fall to Notre Dame 71-65
Mar 09, 2018 - 01:50
This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. "We've got the best strength of schedule we've had in years". Irish junior shortstop Cole Daily runs to first base during Notre Dame's 8-3 win over Toledo on April 12 at Frank Eck Stadium.