LSU snaps skid, beats Alabama 71-60

LSU got back on track with a 71-60 victory against Alabama on Saturday at the PMAC

LSU snapped its two-game losing streak Saturday with a 71-60 victory against Alabama in the PMAC.

LSU never trailed in the ballgame, with the only tie coming in the first two minutes at 2-2. Jordan Mickey led the way with a team-high 24 points, one of four Tigers in double digits. Mickey would also finish with a double-double, adding 12 rebounds on the night.

The Tigers led by as much as 16 at the 14:30 mark in the second half. LSU couldn’t cruise though as an Alabama run eventually cut the deficit to just two.

The Crimson Tide went on a 16-2 run to make it 49-47. That’s as close as Alabama would get to taking the lead though. LSU outscored Alabama by nine through the final nine minutes of the game.

The Tigers iced it at the line, making 10 of their last 11 attempts from the charity stripe.

Jalyn Patterson made his first career start against Alabama, and Tim Quarterman entered the starting lineup as well with LSU going with three guards to begin the game. Those two combined for 21 points, and Quarterman connected on seven free throws in the final 2:11 to help seal the win.

The Tigers finished 17-for-24 from the line after shooting just 43 percent in the first half. LSU shot an even 50 percent from the field, connecting on four of 10 three pointers attempted.

LSU returns to action Tuesday against Kentucky for their third consecutive home game. Tickets have already sold out.

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