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Collin Sexton scored 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Auburn.

Alabama basketball: Tide dominated on road against Auburn

Matt Speakman

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Alabama basketball fails to find spark against Auburn

Alabama basketball fell on the road against Auburn, 90-71. The Tigers blew the game wide open in the second half. Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton was the lone bright spot, scoring 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Alabama turned the ball over 17 times, leading to 28 points for the Tigers. The loss drops Alabama to 17-11 overall and 8-7 in the SEC. Here is what we learned from the loss.

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Debunking myth

One of the main negatives Alabama has to fight in recruiting is the idea that freshmen don’t play in their first year under coach Nick Saban. Schools try to convince players that going to Alabama will not allow them to play immediately. Still, Alabama fans use this to their advantage to critique players who chose other schools, and say that they’re not up for the challenge. Our own Chris Kirschner debunked this myth for his recruiting question of the day.

Alabama linebacker rehabs for NFL draft

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