Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton dropped 40 points while playing 3-on-5 in an 84-89 loss to No. 14 Minnesota on Saturday.
The madness began with 13:43 left in the second half, when seven of Alabama’s reserves were ejected for leaving the bench during a scuffle.
An Alabama player then fouled out and another left with an injury, forcing the Crimson Tide to play over 10 minutes with just three players.
Behind the inspired play of Sexton—a projected 2018 lottery pick—Alabama actually cut Minnesota’s lead to 83-80 at Barclays Center.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) November 26, 2017
Sexton scored 31 of his game-high 40 points (12-22 FG) in the second half—adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Collin Sexton just moved to #1 on my draft board lol pic.twitter.com/Itu1zf8ZQ6
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) November 26, 2017
In 5 games this season, the 6-3 point guard is averaging 25.2 points on 55.4 percent shooting.
No. 25 Alabama drops a hard-fought battle to Minnesota in Brooklyn
— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) November 26, 2017