Sexton continued a magical run for Alabama on Thursday when his 25 points led Alabama into the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Virginia Tech provided an interesting match for the Crimson Tide, who rely so heavily on Sexton. In comparison, the Hokies spread the ball around and count on contributions from across their roster. They do the same defensively, putting up a puncturable zone.
Sexton found holes in the zone consistently, and got to the line 14 times Thursday. He has fallen a little as others have shown consistency and efficiency, but Sexton has to be in the lottery. He simply has too high a ceiling to completely ignore if you’re a non-playoff team.
The Tide play Villanova next, against whom Sexton will face his biggest challenge of March yet. This impressive ride could very well continue into Summer League and NBA training camp, as whoever misses out on Trae Young could easily find solace in Sexton as a Plan B.