Alabama continues its dominance over LSU as they defeated the Tigers 69-52. Alabama went on two runs that took LSU completely out of the game. The Tide closed out the first half on a 16-3 run and led at half 31-19. LSU was able to get the score within eight points in the second half, but Alabama responded by going on a 20-7 run. Of course at one point Alabama had a 21-point lead, and the entire arena let LSU know about it.
LSU just couple not matchup with Alabama’s pressure defense. Instead on trying to slow the game down and play half-court ball, LSU tried to match buckets with the deeper team. Because of this they turned the ball over 15 times and only had eight assist. Instead of trying to get the ball into the paint, LSU settled on contested jump shots. The plan did not work and LSU only shot 35 percent from the field. LSU had a distinct advantage coming into the game in rebounding and forcing steals. Alabama beat LSU in those categories as well. Alabama out rebounded LSU 37-27 and had seven steals to LSU’s four.