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Alabama 106, Louisiana State 66

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Brandon Miller finished with 31 points and had six 3-pointers by halftime to lead No. 4 Alabama to a 106-66 victory over LSU in the most lopsided meeting in series history.

Miller, the nation's top scoring freshman and a potential NBA lottery pick, matched LSU's 22 first-half points by himself for the streaking Crimson Tide (15-2, 5-0 Southeastern Conference).

Alabama's sixth straight win was all but locked up well before that first trip back to the locker room against the slumping Tigers (12-5, 1-4) in what turned into the biggest mismatch of the series' 189-game history.

It was 59-22 by halftime, only one point shy of the previous biggest Alabama-LSU margin. The Tide won 113-75 during the 1975-76 season.

Mark Sears, Rylan Griffen and Jahvon Quinerly each scored 12 points for Alabama. Quinerly made 4 of 8 3s. Nick Pringle added 10 points.

Miller also had nine rebounds.

LSU's KJ Williams, whose 18.5-point average trailed only Miller in the SEC, scored 10. He picked up his fourth foul with 17 minutes to play and was 4-of-12 shooting.

Miller increased his scoring lead by making 11 of 16 shots and 7 of 11 3s, matching a season-high he had already shared with Sears. He headed to the bench with 8 minutes left.

At one point, Miller was outscoring LSU 22-14 after producing 10 straight Alabama points.

BIG PICTURE

LSU: Got off to a horrible start in its first four-game regular season stretch against ranked SEC teams since Pete Maravich's sophomore season (1967-68). Made just 18 of 61 shots (30%) in the Tigers' fourth consecutive loss.

Alabama: Maybe the hottest team in the land. The Tide are 5-0 in the SEC for the second time since 1987, also managing it in 2020-21. Every win during the current streak has come by double digits, including Wednesday night's 84-69 win over No. 15 Arkansas.

January 14, 2023


LSU
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Fountain F 21 0-9 9-10 0-4 2-2 0 0 1 3 1 9
K. Williams F 18 4-12 0-0 2-3 1-1 0 0 0 2 4 10
A. Miller G 31 2-5 3-5 2-2 0-4 1 0 0 1 3 9
J. Hill G 18 1-7 0-0 1-5 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 3
T. Hannibal G 16 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-6 3 0 0 0 1 2
C. Hayes   20 4-6 0-0 2-3 0-1 2 0 0 0 2 10
J. Williams   20 1-4 6-6 1-1 0-1 5 0 0 1 1 9
J. Reed   18 2-4 1-4 0-1 3-7 0 0 0 2 2 5
S. Phillips   14 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 0 1 1 1 2
T. Ward   14 1-6 0-0 0-2 1-2 1 0 2 0 0 2
K. Coleman   10 1-4 3-4 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 3 5
Totals   200 18-61
(.295)
22-29
(.759)
8-21
(.381)
14-38 12 0 4 11 18 66


Alabama
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Miller F 24 11-16 2-2 7-11 1-9 1 0 0 1 2 31
N. Clowney F 21 2-7 0-0 0-5 4-8 0 1 0 1 2 4
C. Bediako C 15 1-1 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 2 1 1 3 2
M. Sears G 23 4-9 2-2 2-7 0-5 1 0 3 1 2 12
J. Bradley G 21 2-4 2-2 1-1 0-1 6 0 0 2 2 7
R. Griffen   20 4-12 2-2 2-8 3-6 1 0 1 1 1 12
N. Pringle   19 3-3 4-7 0-0 6-7 1 1 0 0 4 10
D. Welch   19 1-5 2-2 1-5 1-3 1 2 1 0 1 5
N. Gurley   16 2-7 2-2 2-6 2-5 1 1 0 1 2 8
J. Quinerly   16 4-8 0-0 4-8 1-2 4 0 0 0 0 12
A. Cottrell   2 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 3
D. Heard   2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0
J. Quinerly   2 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Totals   200 35-76
(.461)
16-20
(.800)
20-54
(.370)
20-52 19 7 7 8 21 106
Officials: Bart Lenox, Patrick Evans, Brian Dorsey




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