No. 4 Alabama (20-3, 10-0) held off the LSU Tigers (12-11, 1-9) to win 79-69 on the road. It marked the team's 20th win of the season and improved the team's conference record to 10-0.

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Freshman Rylan Griffen had another excellent game for the Crimson Tide. The Dallas, Texas native scored 14 points and went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. It marked Griffen's third straight game scoring double digits as he scored 12 points against Vanderbilt and 15 against Oklahoma.

With a young guy playing such good basketball one would think he would want as many minutes on the floor as he could get. That turned out not to be the case on Saturday against the Tigers. When Oats tried to sub Griffen in with eight minutes to go in the game and an eight point lead he refused.

"We needed to get somebody in," head coach Nate Oats said after the game. "I put him (Griffen) in for Quinerly and Rylan said no coach we have to leave JQ in he's creating offense for everybody."

The next possession Quinerly did exactly that. He came off a ball screen and found Mark Sears in the corner for a wide open 3-pointer that found the bottom of the net. Quinerly finished the game with a team leading six assists.

This twitter video from Alabama Roundball shows the moment:

"I told you coach," Griffen said after the play.

"Rylan just cares about the team," Oats said. "It's good for guys like that that can make shots to also just be big team guys."

Alabama's next matchup with be on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Crimson Tide will welcome the Florida Gators (13-10, 6-4) to Coleman Coliseum as the team looks to stay undefeated in SEC play.

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