Alabama's Collin Sexton Drops 40 Points Leading 3-Man Team Vs Minnesota

Alabama's Collin Sexton Drops 40 Points Leading 3-Man Team Vs Minnesota

Shockingly, Alabama cut into Minnesota's lead while playing down two men, but did not have enough in the tank to complete the comeback.

The remaining three men outscored Minnesota's five players 30-22, according to ESPN, and almost gave the team a run for their money, quickly chipping away at their deficit.

This isn't the the Iron Bowl but Alabama and Minnesota had to be separated just now after Nate Mason was ejected for talking smack.

Despite having only five players left, Crimson Tide PG Dazon Ingram managed to foul out with 11:37 left in the game.

In a small gym in Brooklyn, Alabama took another big step as a basketball program.

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While they made it competitive against all odds, the Crimson Tide did eventually fall short.

Game over? Not for the gritty Alabama trio, who outscored Minnesota 30-22 to cut the Gophers' 17-point lead to just three points with over a minute to go.

Alabama never trailed after Sexton hit a jumpshot to make the score, 4-3, less than 90 seconds into the game. The Crimson Tide packed tight into a 1-2 zone on defense, and played loose on offense, spreading the floor in a way only possible due to all the newly empty space.

Jordan Murphy recorded his seventh straight double-double to start the season and No. 14 Minnesota held off No. 25 Alabama 89-84 on Saturday in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic.