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Sexton scores 25 as Alabama defeats Virginia Tech 86-83 in NCAA Tournament

Alabama advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Virginia Tech...
Alabama advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Virginia Tech (SOURCE: WSFA 12 SPORTS)
Updated: Mar. 15, 2018 at 10:59 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's on the second round of the NCAA Tournament for Alabama. The No. 9 seed Crimson Tide (20-15) defeated the No. 8 seed Hokies of Virginia Tech (21-12) 86-83 Thursday night.

Freshman Collin Sexton bounced back after having a slow first half, only scoring 3 points on 1-of-4 shooting. Sexton finished with 25 points to lead all scorers. Freshman teammate John Petty scored 20 off the bench for Alabama, knocking down 6-of-8 three-pointers.

The Tide picked up their first NCAA Tournament win since 2006, and now advance on to face No. 1 seed Villanova Saturday.

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