Alabama hangs on, wins first NCAA Tournament game since 2006
Mar 17, 2018, 02:06
Petty finished with 20 points on 6-of-8 from 3-point range, while Sexton continued his strong postseason play with his 15th consecutive double-digit scoring effort to secure Alabama's first NCAA Tournament win in 12 years. Now they're the centerpiece of coach Avery Johnson's dynamic attack with the Crimson Tide.
But the Crimson Tide had a nice showing in the SEC Tournament and were able to secure an at-large bid.
Both these teams have shown a capability to beat good teams during the season, and that experience will be needed in this opening-round matchup.
In his final game wearing orange and maroon threads, senior Justin Bibbs scored 17 points, while fellow senior and Pittsburgh native Devin Wilson was held scoreless in his last game.
Virginia Tech simply didn't have an answer down the stretch for Sexton or his ability to facilitate. He scored 8 points on 4-of-5 shooting and was great filling in for Collin Sexton during his foul trouble. The former five-star point guard should be a lottery pick this spring and will be one of the first point guards selected this spring. Two years ago, it won a national title on the final play of the game. And rather than force shots late, Sexton tried to get to the rim.
He'll meet a player who's his equal in Sexton, a freshman phenom known both for his electric touch with the ball and for frustrating defenders.
Keys to the Game1.
Alabama also got a boost with the return of forward Donta Hall, who sat out the SEC tournament loss in concussion protocol. "We couldn't guard them from three". But the Hokies could never extend a lead on Alabama hung within two possessions the entire half by going 16-for-27 from the field.
Prediction:Alabama has a gritty team, and with a star like Sexton, they're capable of beating any team in the country. Alabama will need to cut down on turnovers; the Tide had 17 against Virginia Tech. The Hokies, despite some of their struggles, are shooting 71% from the line while Alabama is shooting a dismal 67.2% from the line. They had 28 free throw attempts, while Alabama had 15.
Evans shot 10-of-10 from the free throw line, grabbed six boards and passed out five assists in the victory.
Experience matters in March, and the Hokies have the benefit of last year's NCAA Tournament to prepare them for this year's game.
Kevin Knox scored 25 points and had six rebounds to lead the scoring while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Back in January, the Wildcat coach said Nick Saban might be one of the best coaches in sports history. The Sooners (18-14), though, lost for the seventh time in nine games and 12th in their past 16. That play also led to VT head coach Buzz Williams getting a technical foul for throwing paper onto the court.
Plenty of Alabama players have had an impact on the team's success this season, but none has been as good as Sexton.
This meeting assumes extra significance in the light of the United States under President Trump pulling out of the Paris accord. Macron will be in India from March 9 to 12 to strengthen the strategic partnership between India and France .
The Austin brewery, co-founded by Suzy Shaffer and her husband Jeff, has several women in leadership roles. On #internationalwomensday I call for our president to apologise to all the women he has hurt!'
It was just two weeks ago an explosion rocked the ferry from Playa del Carmen, injuring 25 people, including two Americans. Government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen until further notice", the security alert states.
There have been reports that the company had stopped paying suppliers some of whom are the biggest toy makers in the country. She thinks that Hasbro and Mattel will be best positioned to add more small- to medium-sized toy makers to their portfolios.
The suit claims the Jamaica-based songwriter, along with artist Michael May , wrote a song titled " We Run Things " back in 1988. According to court documents obtained by The Blast , Michael May (aka Flourgon ) sued the singer in federal court in NY .
The aircraft swerved repeatedly as it descended towards Tribhuvan International Airport , witnesses said. They also conveyed condolences to their families, their governments and their peoples, said a statement.
Taylor Swift dropped the music video for the classic T-Swift ballad " Delicate " during the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night. While another wasn't quite so enamored, tweeting , "lorde needs to stop lying to taylor swift and telling her she can dance".
He was convicted of crimes including robbery in 1999, drug possession in 2009 and the latest charge of resisting arrest in 2013. Her bond was set at $25,000. "Our community has lost another public servant due to a police officer involved shooting".
The Canadian government has added Mexico's most popular tourist destination to its list of travel advisories for the country. Samardzija said he went back to Playa del Carmen in January and he has "never felt unsafe" in the tourist destination.
Prince has deep connections to the UAE, and had been contracted by them to created a private army for the Crown Prince. Nader also had long-time connections to Prince, and he reportedly introduced the security entrepreneur to Dmitriev.
The strongest indications that Sherman's departure from the Seahawks is imminent have come from teammates on social media. Sherman responded to that report by telling ESPN's Josina Anderson that he hasn't "been told anything" about his future.
Dr Michael Pollanen, Chief Forensic Pathologist for the Province of Ontario, said the causes of death are pending further studies. Secondly, Pollanen added, "if you have an incomplete set of remains, it may be very hard to ascertain the cause of death".
Federer Records Straight-set Win Over Chardy
Chung has won five of his last six matches on hard court. "So I'm just happy I'm on a good run", said Federer. America's Sam Querrey booked his quarter-final spot with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
Short-handed Warriors blow past the Lakers
Rookie Chris Boucher was up from the G League Warriors and made his National Basketball Association debut with 1:19 left. Nick Young dropped 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 31 minutes, starting against his former team.
Packers plan to release Jordy Nelson
But Nelson has battled injury issues, including missing the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. However, the 32-year-old's numbers took a dive in the second half of the 2017 season.
Putin on Russian Meddling: 'I Couldn't Care Less'
The book will go into detail on Russian interference in the election process and will go on sale on March 13, 2018. Asked if he thinks that the U.S. is regularly meddling in Russian affairs, Putin answered: "always".
Seahawks to release star cornerback Richard Sherman
The releases of Sherman and Lane leave Seattle's cornerback spot with some uncertainty heading into free agency. It is not yet clear how the four-time All-Pro defensive back will bounce back from his Achilles injury.
Women manage train, Dharwad railway station
The train was boarded by all women-crew consisting of a motor woman, guard, Ticket Checker and Railway Protection Force (RPF). Mr Vinod Kumar also extended his warm greetings to the women on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Waymo's self-driving tech spreads to semi trucks
Though Waymo has been testing its self-driving semis for a year now, they're not quite ready for the big leagues yet. Waymo is poised to change how we get a ride and now the company is focusing on how we get various goods.
Serena Williams Is Calling Out Racism in Health Care
Mixing 27 unforced errors with 34 winners, it was far from easy for the unseeded Williams on the slow hardcourt in Indian Wells . She is now healthy again, but skipped this year's Australian Open because she did not consider herself ready for the tournament.