The Alabama Crimson Tide lost two games in a row, to Texas A&M on Wednesday and LSU on Saturday. The Tiger beat the Tide 80-77 in overtime.
In this game, Bama put in more effort, but mistakes and poor shooting still killed the team. Alabama dropped to 19-12, 9-9 in the SEC, while LSU improved to 21-10, 9-9.
Coach Nate Oats used Noah Gurley, Charles Bediako, Keon Ellis, Jahvon Quinerly, and Jaden Shackelford. but played most of the game with a short lineup. Gurley played 18 minutes and Bediako over 14.
LSU led 12-5 until the Tide found their range. Those three-pointers by Quinerly, Davison, and Miles brought Bama within 20-18 with 10:28 left.
Quinerly drilled two more and Davison added two more. The Tide led 38-36 at the half thanks to a Gurley dunk.
At the half, Bama was shooting 40% from the field, including 6-20 from three and 6-6 from the line. The Tigers were 13-28 for 46%, 4-11 from three for 36%, and 6-10 at the line.
With 13:15 left in the game, Bama led 52-49 thanks to three-pointers from Ellis, Davison, and Ellis.
With 8:54 left, the Tide has failed to score a second-half two-point shot. With 6:52 left in the game, Miles hammered home a breakaway dunk.
Bayou Bengals took a 68-64 lead by taking advantage of a flurry of Alabama turnovers.
Davison made one of two free throws with 1:12 left. LSU took the lead with 51 seconds left, but Ellis hit two free throws to tie the game at 72-72. LSU couldn't score in overtime.
With 3:17 left, Quinerly scored his fourth three-pointer to put Alabama up 75-74. With 1:31 left, Ellis hit a breakaway shot, 77-74.
A breakaway dunk and two free throws by LSU put them up 78-77 with 38 seconds left.
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