Sexton, Petty combine for 45, Crimson Tide outshoots Virginia Tech

Villanova’s Jalen Brunson right Mikal Bridges center and Phil Booth left chuckle as they take questions during a news conference at the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday

The Tide reached Saturday's action with an 86-83 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday.

Avery Johnson has spent plenty of time trying to convince Alabama freshman Collin Sexton to take ownership of his play and the men's basketball team, a message the coach has repeated frequently during the Crimson Tide's uneven season.

Justin Bibbs (17 points) later made a layup to give Virginia Tech a 63-61 lead, but Sexton scored to tie the score at 63 with 8:26 to go.

Villanova coach Jay Wright takes questions during a news conference at the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday

Alabama led by 10 points late in the first quarter, but Southern got a spark from Jaden Towner, who came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers on the way to a 16-point performance.

Alabama (20-15) advances to play top-seeded Villanova (31-4) at 11:10 a.m. CT Saturday.

Virginia Tech shot 68 percent from the floor in the first half, including 7 of 9 from beyond the arc, but entered the break with a slim 43-41 lead. Then again, they also have a budding superstar in Collin Sexton, a 19-point per game player that probably will be playing in the National Basketball Association next year. Buzz Williams' Virginia Tech squad, however, is one of them (West Virginia is the other). Of the Crimson Tide's 32 games with betting action, 21 have finished under the total.

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Alabama is hot with freshman Collin Sexton leading the way, but Villanova is just a class above, talented and battle-tested.

Southern finally ran out of answers in the fourth quarter of their first-round Women's NIT game, and Alabama ran away for a 69-56 victory at Coleman Coliseum.

It was Alabama's first NCAA tournament win since beating Marquette 90-85 in 2006. "It has to be five of us against him, against his team". The senior guard is second on the Hokies averaging 13.1 points per game, shooting a career high 48.7% from the field, and is only averaging 1.1 turnovers per game. Alabama will need to cut down on turnovers; the Tide had 17 against Virginia Tech. No. 9 game tends to come down to the wire, which means that free throws can often swing the game in one direction or another. Youth leadership is the story with this team, as four freshmen and one sophomore started in Alabama's SEC Tournament loss to Kentucky.

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Rebounding is an issue for the Hokies as we've mentioned in our By The Numbers preview of tonight's game. That was Robinson's fifth foul, and it infuriated Williams. But he has the talent to be a game-breaking presence against any team in the country, and the Wildcats are a significant test.

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The big difference in this one is on the defensive end as the Hokies have been significantly lately with their matchup zone giving plenty of teams nightmares including a veteran Notre Dame in the first half of their ACC Tournament.

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Even as Virginia Tech pulled back within two on a layup by Nickeil Alexander-Walker, even as it swarmed Sexton at every turn in the final minutes, its defense couldn't come up with the critical stops that had been integral to its late-season run.

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