Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has words with Alabama's strength coach after loss


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. Four players scored in double figures for the Bulldogs, and Lamar Peters was excellent in scoring 24 points.

Five of the six 2018 SEC Tournament games thus far have been decided by five points or less, so fans have certainly got their money's worth. In his first start of the season, freshman Galin Smith put up eight points, while adding three rebounds and a block.

"Something we can learn from this", Kennedy said, "is that the game's not over until the buzzer goes off".

Collin Sexton wasn't quite ready to put Alabama's postseason chances in the hands of the NCAA Tournament selection committee.

"For us, it's about getting back to a good, solid lineup that everybody is predictable with and that everybody trusts each other and doing that for a few meets".

"I'm as proud of them as I've been since I've been here at Alabama for obvious reasons", Johnson said. Defensively, Auburn basketball yields 73.1 points per game against the opposing teams. But with nine seconds to play, Mississippi State inbounded the ball, avoided foul attempts and escaped with the victory after Nick Weatherspoon's dunk.

The seventh-seeded Bulldogs came into the contest the 15th-worst team at 30.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

The Aggies made just 31 percent (10-of-32) of their shots in the first half compared to the Crimson Tide who netted 50 percent (14-of-28).

The Bulldogs led by 19 at one point, but 10th-seeded LSU (17-14) trimmed its deficit to two with 5:52 remaining.

This buzzer-beater was the ideal way to end this game, which was a back-and-forth affair in the final two minutes. "There are not many teams in the country that can get a player back for a tournament game the caliber of Herb Jones".

Not having Starks was costly for the Aggies, who have very thin point guard depth after losing Duane Wilson to injury and J.J. Caldwell to dismissal earlier in the season.

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