Texas A&M Basketball: 3 takeaways from loss to Alabama in SEC Tournament

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Another heartbreaking loss as Texas A&M basketball loses to Alabama in the SEC Tournament off a buzzer beater.

Texas A&M basketball just lost another heartbreaker in their first game of the SEC tournament to Alabama. Collin Sexton responded to a T.J. Starks three pointer with four seconds left by hitting an underhand floater as time expired.

It was the second time this season they’ve had their hearts ripped out by a buzzer-beater.

There was plenty to take away from the game, not the least of which was their freshman point guard stepping up in a big way.

T.J. Starks is a baller

The biggest story entering the game was without a doubt the matchup between Sexton and Starks, two dynamic freshman who have been perhaps the biggest keys to their success this season. Sexton is definitely the Crimson Tide’s best player, and Starks may have emerged as the Aggies’ most important to their success moving forward.

Assuming the Ags make the NCAA Tournament, and most projections before the loss had them squarely in it, they will need Starks to continue to play with confidence as he has since stepping into the starting lineup. He finished with 23 points, four assists and three rebounds in the losing effort.

He also did this.

It should have been the game-winner, but questionable defense on the final possession allowed Sexton to get the full length of the court for the actual game-winner.