"If you'd have told me Glen Davis rolled in here and had 24 and 17 I would have told you that would probably be enough to win the game," LSU head coach John Brady said. "Our inability to score from outside 10-12 feet allowed their defense to play from the lane line and the free throw line. I think 24 and 17 is a nice offensive night for Glen and we just need a couple of more offensive players."
Tasmin Mitchell had 19 points on 8 of 18 shooting for LSU (11-4, 0-1 SEC), but no other Bengal Tiger scored more than five, and the other six players who saw time in the game combined for just 18 points.
LSU trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half and took a nine-point deficit into halftime after making just 2 of 9 three point attempts in the first half. LSU made only 3 of 17 (.176 PCT) three pointers in the game.
LSU closed to within four points of
Alabama (14-2, 1-1 SEC) early in the second half, but never got closer than
seven points after the 12 minute mark in the second half thanks in large part to
the poor shooting effort. Aside from
"I just think we gave the game
Despite LSU's poor shooting night,
the Tigers had more attempts (70-52) and made more shots (25-24) than
"In the second half we kind of changed the tone a little bit pounding it inside and taking advantage of our big guys down low," Hendrix said. "Tonight was one of those nights when the ball came to me. Coach was emphasizing getting it to me and I just went to work."
Senior Alabama forward Jermareo Davidson had 15 points in the game; 11 in the second half and
Crimson Tide sophomore Alonzo Gee
Davis, who was injured in an auto accident after Saturday night's LSU-UCONN game, was in obvious pain after hitting the floor in the midst of physical play multiple times in the second half.
"I finished the game,"