NCAAB Game Recap - Louisiana State at Alabama
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:00 PM EST

WVU
59
Baylor
70
F
Gonz
89
Pepp
77
F
Okla
70
Kansas
87
F
Lou
62
Clem
77
F
Dayt
71
UMass
63
F
ND
60
Duke
94
F
Syr
77
FlaSt
80
F
MD
67
MSU
60
F
Seton
71
Prov
74
F
Aub
73
Mizzu
85
F
Miss
62
KY
67
F
NW
61
PSU
77
F
Colora
69
OrSt
47
F
GTown
73
Butl
66
F
Hou
72
SMU
73
F(OT)
Ill
57
Rut
72
F
DeP
64
Crei
93
F
TxTch
70
OkSt
73
F
LSU
82
Alab
88
F
Tuls
56
SoFL
48
F
StJos
55
URI
73
F
Purd
52
OhSt
68
F
Charl
51
NE
65
F
MisSt
78
Ark
77
F
ETSU
72
VMI
67
F
FaDi
72
RobM
71
F
UNH
59
UMBC
65
F
Ohio
72
Kent
87
F
Clev
67
Detr
66
F(OT)
Samf
74
Citad
62
F
BGSU
77
Ball
71
F
Leh
66
Army
79
F
FlaAM
97
DelSt
95
F(2OT)
Wake
54
Mia-FL
71
F
Tex
52
IaSt
81
F
SJSU
86
AF
95
F
Brad
69
SIU
67
F
OlDom
47
N TX
64
F
Bingha
48
Vermt
76
F
UMassL
74
Hartfo
67
F
CoCar
80
GASt
92
F
Amer
68
Buck
72
F
Lafy
72
HolyC
62
F
Wisc
81
Nebras
64
F
LaSal
69
StLou
84
F
W MI
51
E MI
69
F
ArkLR
65
TexAr
76
F
W Ky
77
TexSA
73
F(OT)
ArkSt
64
TxSt
69
F
FlInt
67
SoMis
75
F
Charl
54
Rice
70
F
UAB
79
MidTN
66
F
FlAtl
68
LaTec
81
F
HBU
69
Lamar
79
F
YSU
64
Oakl
72
F
UGA
69
TexAM
74
F
NIU
60
MiaO
65
F
Bry
70
CenCT
75
F
StFPA
70
MtStM
55
F
ColSt
77
Wyo
70
F
Marsh
71
UTEP
61
F
ULMo
49
SthAL
50
F
Merrim
59
(N/A)
68
F
Del
77
W&M
81
F
KennSt
42
Stetsn
59
F
VACom
59
Rich
77
F
Boston
77
Navy
54
F
UNCW
64
Hof
78
F
App
62
GaSo
57
F
Chat
53
Furm
58
F
Drex
70
Elon
75
F
BethC
58
MD-ES
66
F
Winth
89
Presb
88
F
McNee
79
NWSt
84
F
SeLA
71
Nich
81
F
GrgWas
73
GMas
67
F
AbCh
78
TXAMC
64
F
CenAR
67
SamH
82
F
ChaSo
75
UNCA
79
F
UNCG
67
Mercer
55
F
SacHr
80
LIU
72
F
Radf
73
Campbl
60
F
E KY
85
APSU
93
F
FlGlf
54
Lipsco
64
F
KansSt
57
TCU
68
F
N AL
67
NFla
80
F
LoyMa
65
SCla
59
F
E IL
79
TN-M
80
F(OT)
SIU-E
71
SEMO
75
F
MorSt
57
Murr
85
F
Copp
66
SCSt
70
F
S UT
69
NoAZ
82
F
UtVal
82
NMSt
84
F
UNLV
78
NM
73
F
Hamp
68
Longw
76
F
Pitt
57
VaTec
67
F
Tenn
61
SCar
63
F
Brown
54
Princ
73
F
Yale
61
Penn
69
F
JacSt
84
Belm
101
F
MsVl
88
Alc
92
F(OT)
Gram
69
PVAM
75
F
Morg
57
Norf
62
F
AlaAM
58
AlSt
61
F
ArkPB
49
South
73
F
WCU
80
Woff
74
F
UCRiv
63
LongB
65
F(OT)
WIGB
94
WIMil
90
F
ULLa
81
Troy
77
F
Valpa
65
IlSt
62
F
USC-Up
54
HiPt
62
F
NJIT
49
Lib
62
F
Colum
73
Harv
77
F(2OT)
Corn
53
Dart
75
F
InWor
67
NOrl
66
F
CSNor
98
UCDav
110
F
WaSt
51
USC
70
F
Pacif
63
StMar
71
F
Web
63
MTSt
77
F
ChiSt
47
GrCan
71
F
N DA
86
W IL
83
F(OT)
Seatt
72
UTRGV
79
F
SDak
80
Oral
94
F
NrthIA
73
LoyIL
82
F(OT)
UVA
64
UNC
62
F
Tows
63
JMU
48
F
Vand
66
Fla
84
F
CAPoly
101
CS-Ful
105
F(4OT)
IdaSt
63
Mont
78
F
TNTec
55
TNSt
70
F
JackSt
74
TXSo
77
F
UMKC
59
CSBak
53
F
Wash
57
UCLA
67
F
BYU
72
USD
71
F
UtSt
71
Fres
59
F
E WA
89
PorSt
81
F
N CO
68
Sac
65
F
Ariz
69
Stan
60
F
UCIrv
70
HI
63
F

Feb 15, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(25) Louisiana State (18-7)

29

53

82

Alabama (14-11)

40

48

88

Lewis, Shackelford lead Alabama past No. 25 LSU, 88-82
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:22 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) LSU couldn't find a way to stop Kira Lewis Jr. and Jaden Shackelford, or to beat Herbert Jones and his one healthy hand to rebounds.

Lewis scored 27 points, Shackelford had 26 and Jones had a career-high 17 rebounds as Alabama held off a big comeback attempt by No. 25 LSU for an 88-82 victory on Saturday.

Shackelford said it was "most definitely" a must-win game for the Crimson Tide, whose postseason hopes had faded.

"We knew coming into this game, we had to come in and get this win," he said.

The Tide (13-12, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) knocked the Tigers (18-7, 9-3) from a share of the league top spot after blowing virtually all of an 18-point lead. Alabama also took No. 11 Auburn into overtime Wednesday night before losing.

LSU came into the day in a three-way tie for atop the SEC with Auburn and No. 12 Kentucky but has lost three of its last four games since an 8-0 league start.

"The offensive rebounding in the second half was the difference for Alabama," LSU coach Will Wade said. "They had 10 of them in the second half.

"We obviously did a terrible job on Lewis, and Shackelford's just playing tremendously well."

Down 18 early in the second half, LSU made a big late surge. Trendon Watford scored on a drive and then Marlon Taylor stole Alabama's inbound pass and dished to Javonte Smart for a 3-pointer.

Jones, who had five offensive rebounds after halftime, made two free throws to a huge ovation from the fans while playing with a cast on his left, shooting hand.

"That was the best crowd I've heard since I've been here," first-year Alabama coach Nate Oats said. "It kind of hit a fever pitch there when Herb stepped to the free throw line after they intentionally fouled him knowing that he didn't have his strong hand."

Jones started working on shooting right-handed foul shots his first time back in the gym from surgery that sidelined him for three games.

"It came in handy when I got injured and I just kept working and believed in myself," Jones said.

But the Tigers came right back. Skylar Mays buried a 3 to make it 79-78 with 1:32 left.

Finally, Alex Reese buried an open 3 from the top of the key with 39 seconds left and Shackelford added a layup off a turnover for a safe cushion.

Lewis made 4 of 6 3-pointers and scored 18 in the second half to remain hot. He followed a 37-point game against Georgia with a triple-double in Auburn, the first of his career.

Likewise, Shackelford made five 3s after hitting seven and scoring 28 points against Auburn.

LSU's Skylar Mays had 24 points and nine rebounds in his third straight game scoring 20-plus. Watford, who's from nearby Birmingham, had 18 points before fouling out despite a cascade of boos from Tide fans every time he touched the ball. Smart scored 16, and he and Mays each hit four 3s.

Emmitt Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Tide took a 59-41 lead on a layup by Lewis with 14:08 left. Then he hit a pair of 3-pointers to upend LSU's 9-0 run that briefly cut the deficit to single digits.

Even that cozy lead evaporated.

BIG PICTURE

LSU has given up at least 82 points in three of its last four games, losing all three. This one came against the nation's No. 2 scoring offense.

"Pretty much any good guard can get loose against us," Wade said.

Alabama made 13 of 35 3-pointers after sinking an SEC-record 22 against Auburn. The Tide had lost four of its last five games, starting with a 90-76 defeat at LSU, but committed just nine turnovers.

HUDSON HONORED Former basketball star Wendell Hudson, Alabama's first African-American scholarship athlete, was honored at halftime. The jersey will be the school's first to be officially retired, though the No. 20 will remain in circulation. The winter and spring sports teams will wear a WH patch for the rest of the season.

UP NEXT

LSU: hosts No. 12 Kentucky on Tuesday night in a pivotal league battle

Alabama: hosts Texas A&M on Wednesday night before a two-game road trip.

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Leaders

Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Hyatt 0 0 0 2 2 0
S. Mays 24 0 3 9 3 1
Alabama PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Davis 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Lewis Jr. 27 0 4 1 3 0

Team Comparison

LSU Alab
Points For 82 88
Field Goals 29/67-43% 28/66-42%
Three Pointers 11/27-41% 13/35-37%
Free Throws 13/17-76% 19/26-73%
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Defensive Rebounds 31 29
Rebounds 49 45
Blocks 4 4
Steals 9 6
Turnovers 12 9
Personal Fouls 20 16
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 29 Alab 76 @ LSU 90 G. Smith 2 M. Taylor 4
Sat Feb 15 LSU 82 @ Alab 88 C. Manning 2 J. Forbes 1

Game Information

Stadium: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Attendance: 12,479
Game Time: