Alabama Men’s Basketball Falls in Close Contest to No. 13/14 LSU, 74-69
The Alabama men’s basketball team fell in a closely-contested battle to No. 13/14 LSU, 74-69, Saturday afternoon at Coleman Coliseum. The game featured eight lead changes, five of which came in the second half.
Sophomore John Petty Jr. led all Alabama (17-12, 8-8 SEC) players with 23 points including going 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. Senior Donta Hall put on a show on senior night, recording his third-straight league-leading 13th double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Graduate student Riley Norris scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while sophomore Herbert Jones added 11 points, both coming off the bench.
LSU (24-5, 14-2) had three players in double figures and forced nine steals against the Crimson Tide. Skylar Mays finished the game with 20 points, Javonte Smart had 19 points, and Naz Reid collected a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Alabama will play its final home game of the season when it welcomes the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. CT. Tuesday's game will broadcast live on ESPNU.