WATCH: Collin Sexton beats buzzer, maybe saves Alabama's season in SEC Tournament win

Alabama freshman Collin Sexton saved the day -- and maybe salvaged his team's season -- by going coast-to-coast in 4.4 seconds to finish off Texas A&M with a scoop down the lane as time expired on Thursday.

Here's the wild finish that sent the Crimson Tide into the quarterfinals with a 71-70 escape job.

Sexton's coast-to-coast venture wasn't merely an exclamation, but also an answer. With under 5 seconds remaining in the game, freshman T.J. Starks gave the Aggies a one-point lead by drilling a deep 3-pointer. But out of the timeout, Texas A&M couldn't stay in front of Sexton, a potential lottery pick, which allowed him to play the role of March hero.

Alabama entered the day teetering on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament bubble, so avoiding a win against the Aggies absolutely keeps Avery Johnson's team in the hunt for an at-large bid. The Crimson Tide will get another crack at bolstering their resume on Friday when they face No. 1 seed Auburn in the quarterfinals round.

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