Alabama basketball: Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams showers Collin Sexton with praise

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Collin Sexton receives high praise

Alabama guard Collin Sexton has been a nightmare for other teams as of late. In the SEC Tournament, he scored 27, 31 and 21 points in three games. He also hit a game-winning floater to give Alabama a close win against Texas A&M. Alabama relies on him to kick-start its offense. Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams has paid attention to Sexton’s superlative play.

The Hokies are Alabama’s first opponent in the NCAA Tournament. When talking to the media, Williams praised Sexton and called him the best guard in the country.

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Donta Hall makes strides

Alabama forward Donta Hall is recovering from a head injury he suffered against Auburn in the SEC Tournament. He took a nasty fall and left the game in the second half. Alabama coach Avery Johnson said Hall is still day-to-day, but Hall participated in Alabama’s open practice on Wednesday.

AJ McCarron finds home

The Buffalo Bills got their quarterback, and it is former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. McCarron, who became a free agent by winning a grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals, will most likely be Buffalo’s No. 1 option at quarterback after trading Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland. It will be McCarron’s first real opportunity to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

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