Alabama got some good news from the NCAA Thursday night regarding star freshman Collin Sexton.

While Sexton will have to sit out the Crimson Tide's season-opener against Memphis on Friday, the five-star point guard will be eligible to play beginning with Alabama's home opener against Lipscomb next Tuesday.

"Collin Sexton will sit out of Friday's season opener against Memphis to serve a one-game suspension for a violation of NCAA rules," Tide athletic director Greg Byrne said in a statement. "He will be eligible for competition in the team's home opener on Tuesday versus Lipscomb. We appreciate the NCAA's efforts to reach a timely resolution of his eligibility."

Alabama had been in limbo regarding Sexton since Monday afternoon, when Tide officials found out hours before an exhibition game that the NCAA hadn't reinstated Sexton's eligibility.

Alabama held Sexton out of that exhibition game and was unsure as of earlier Thursday what Sexton's status would be moving forward.