TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) When Alabama needed him most, Collin Sexton came to the rescue in the Crimson Tide's 68-64 victory over Rhode Island on Wednesday night.
Alabama's star point guard left the game around the seven-minute mark of the first half after being poked in the eye while bringing the ball up the court. Sexton went to the locker room with a towel over his eye, and did not return until there was about six minutes left in the game.
When Sexton finally returned, he drained an important 3-point basket and made two clutch free throws that extended Alabama's lead to three with under a minute remaining. Coupled with more free throws by Dazon Ingram, it was just enough to hold off the Rams.