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Louisiana State 78, Alabama 58

Louisiana State 78, Alabama 58

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Angel Reese had 20 points and 17 rebounds, Aneesah Moore had 20 points and 11 boards, and No. 10 LSU rode a dominant third quarter to a 78-58 victory over Alabama.

Reese and Morrow scored eight points apiece in the third, when the Tigers (17-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) outscored the Crimson Tide (15-5, 2-3) 26-10.

LSU, which trailed by a point at halftime, bounced back from a 67-62 loss a few hours’ drive away at Auburn that snapped a 16-game winning streak.

Reese and Morrow ensured the Tigers avoid another letdown in Alabama. Reese scored 15 points in the second half, and Morrow scored 13 after the break.

Aaliyah Nye scored all of her 18 points in the first half to lead Alabama, making 4 of 8 3-pointers. Loyal McQueen added 15 points. Crimson Tide leading scorer Sarah Ashlee Barker fouled out with eight points, half her season average.

Mikaylah Williams finished with 14 points for LSU while Flau’jae Johnson added 11.

LSU out-rebounded Alabama 53-37.

Alabama scored the final eight points of the first half to take a 35-34 lead. Nye made two of three free throws with 2 seconds left.

The Tigers continued their trend of strong third quarters, when they came in having outscored opponents by an average of 13.9 points.

BIG PICTURE

LSU: The Tigers were 0 of 2 from 3-point range in Sunday’s loss to Auburn. Johnson ended that drought less than two minutes into the game, but LSU missed its next six and finished 4 of 14 (28.6%).

Alabama: Committed 19 turnovers. Shot 15 of 52 (28.8%) and has dropped its first three SEC home games.

Louisiana State athletics press release

January 18, 2024





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