LSU vs. Alabama final score: Tigers lose a heartbreaker 82-80

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Jan 15, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Johnny Jones stands on the sidelines during the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Tad Smith Coliseum. The Rebels won 88-74. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

In a game of wild runs it was the Alabama Crimson Tide that eventually came out on top, 82 to 80.

LSU started the game with a 7-0 run to take control early, but Alabama stormed back with a 22 to 2 run to take a 13 point lead just 6.5 minutes later. Alabama held onto their lead and went into the half up by 13.

The Crimson Tide came roaring out of the half. After just three minutes, they built their lead up to 19. Things were looking hopeless for the Tigers but that is when they started to press and play extremely physical defense. Alabama wasn’t able to handle the increased intensity and LSU came roaring back.

LSU took the lead back, but the game continued to go back and forth. With Alabama winning with four seconds left in the game, Anthony Hickey had a runner blocked that would have sent the game to overtime.

Even dealing with foul trouble, Johnny O’Bryant came up huge for LSU. He finished the night with 18 points, 5 rebounds, and two blocks.

Trevor Releford was the man for Alabama, scoring 21  points on 60% shooting from the field and a perfect 8 of 8 from the free throw line.

LSU will need to bounce back quickly, as they face a tough Kentucky team on Tuesday at home.

Topics: Basketball, Johnny O'Bryant, LSU Football, LSU Tigers

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