SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Alabama

Alabama-LSU

LSU plays at Alabama on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
LSU 0.463 0.319 0.764 371 1068 369 262 125 375
LSU OPP 0.437 0.341 0.703 313 946 315 187 82 437
Alabama 0.449 0.341 0.677 308 1049 351 126 137 375
Alabama OPP 0.440 0.331 0.708 272 945 314 165 113 340

Statistical Leaders

LSU Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Tremont Waters 15.7 137 87 46
Skylar Mays 13.5 115 103 45
Naz Reid 13.5 135 85 24
Ja’vonte Smart 11.1 104 69 34
Kavell Bigby-Williams 8.0 88 47 0
Emmitt Williams 7.2 71 51 1
Marlon Taylor 7.1 69 46 14
Darius Days 5.3 54 23 17

LSU Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Naz Reid 68 122 190 6.8
Kavell Bigby-Williams 74 102 176 6.3
Emmitt Williams 70 75 145 5.4
Darius Days 55 57 112 4.0
Marlon Taylor 38 63 101 3.6
Ja’vonte Smart 14 80 94 3.4
Skylar Mays 11 77 88 3.1
Tremont Waters 7 68 75 2.9
Daryl Edwards 4 10 14 1.6
Marshall Graves 1 4 5 0.6
Will Reese 2 2 4 0.6

Alabama Scoring Leaders

PLAYER PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Kira Lewis Jr. 14.3 135 81 49
Donta Hall 11.0 116 75 1
John Petty 10.4 100 44 47
Tevin Mack 9.1 97 24 38
Dazon Ingram 7.5 61 66 15
Herbert Jones 6.0 60 44 3
Alex Reese 5.5 41 34 17
Galin Smith 3.6 37 13 0
Avery Johnson Jr. 1.8 18 7 3

Alabama Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER OR DR TR RPG
Donta Hall 76 163 239 8.5
John Petty 18 102 120 4.3
Dazon Ingram 25 84 109 4.0
Herbert Jones 32 71 103 3.7
Tevin Mack 26 73 99 3.5
Kira Lewis Jr. 9 59 68 2.4
Riley Norris 19 45 64 3.2
Alex Reese 19 33 52 2.2
Galin Smith 24 28 52 2.2
Avery Johnson Jr. 4 20 24 0.9
Daniel Giddens 11 10 21 1.8
Britton Johnson 0 1 1 0.2
Lawson Schaffer 0 1 1 0.1

NCAA RPI

LSU: 13
Alabama: 48

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Naz Reid F 6′-10″ 240 FR Asbury Park, NJ
#1 Ja’vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 190 FR Baton Rouge, LA
#3 Tremont Waters G 5′-11″ 167 SO New Haven, CT
#4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 200 JR Baton Rouge, LA
#5 Daryl Edwards G 6′-3″ 165 SR Fresno, CA
#11 Kavell Bigby-Williams F 6′-11″ 230 SR London, England
#12 Marshall Graves G 6′-2″ 185 JR Ponchatoula, LA
#13 Will Reese G 6′-4″ 190 SO Leesville, LA
#14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-6″ 210 JR Mount Vernon, NY
#15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-7″ 215 FR Bronx, NY
#20 Danya Kingsby G 6′-1″ 165 JR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 205 SO Elgin, IL
#22 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 218 FR Gainesville, FL
#24 Emmitt Williams F 6′-7″ 215 FR Fort Myers, FL

Alabama Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Donta Hall F 6′-9″ 230 SR Luverne, AL
#1 Riley Norris G 6′-7″ 212 SR Albertville, AL
#2 Kira Lewis Jr. G 6′-3″ 167 FR Meridianville, AL
#3 Alex Reese F 6′-9″ 238 SO Pelham, AL
#4 Daniel Giddens F 6′-11″ 247 JR Mableton, GA
#5 Avery Johnson Jr. G 5′-11″ 187 SR Houston, TX
#10 Herbert Jones G 6′-7″ 206 SO Greensboro, AL
#12 Dazon Ingram G 6′-5″ 210 JR Theodore, AL
#13 Javian Davis-Fleming F 6′-9″ 268 FR Canton, MS
#15 Tyler Barnes F 6′-8″ 205 SO Louisville, KY
#21 Britton Johnson G 6′-4″ 182 FR Mountain Brook, AL
#22 Diante Wood G 6′-4″ 206 FR Anniston, AL
#23 John Petty G 6′-5″ 197 SO Huntsville, AL
#24 Lawson Schaffer G 5′-11″ 168 SR Cullman, AL
#30 Galin Smith F 6′-9″ 245 SO Clinton, MS
#34 Tevin Mack G 6′-6″ 225 JR Columbia, SC

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
9-Nov vs UNCG W 97-91
13-Nov vs Memphis W 85-76
16-Nov vs LA Tech W 74-67
Nov 22* vs Charleston W 67-55
Nov 23* vs Florida State L 79-76 OT
Nov 25* vs LSU L 90-77
1-Dec vs Grambling W 78-57
9-Dec vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
12-Dec at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
21-Dec vs Furman W 75-57
28-Dec vs UL Monroe W 81-69
8-Jan vs Alabama W 88-79
12-Jan at Arkansas W 94-88
15-Jan at Ole Miss W 83-69
19-Jan vs South Carolina W 89-67
23-Jan vs Georgia W 92-82
26-Jan at Missouri W 86-80
30-Jan at Texas A&M W 72-57
2-Feb vs Arkansas L 90-89
6-Feb at Mississippi State W 92-88
9-Feb vs Auburn W 83-78
12-Feb at Kentucky W 73-71
16-Feb at Georgia W 83-79
20-Feb vs Florida L 82-78
23-Feb vs Tennessee W 82-80 OT
26-Feb vs Texas A&M W 66-55
2-Mar at Alabama
6-Mar at Florida
9-Mar vs Vanderbilt

Alabama Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
6-Nov vs Southern W 82-62
11-Nov vs Appalachian St W 81-73
15-Nov at Northeastern L 68-52
26-Nov vs Murray State W 78-72
29-Nov at UCF L 70-64
4-Dec vs Georgia State L 83-80
9-Dec vs Arizona W 76-73
Dec 18* vs Liberty W 84-75
21-Dec vs Penn State W 73-64
30-Dec at SF Austin W 79-69
5-Jan vs Kentucky W 77-75
8-Jan at LSU L 88-79
12-Jan vs Texas A&M L 81-80
16-Jan at Missouri W 70-69
19-Jan at Tennessee L 71-68
22-Jan vs Ole Miss W 74-53
26-Jan at Baylor L 73-68
29-Jan vs Mississippi State W 83-79
2-Feb at Auburn L 84-63
6-Feb vs Georgia W 89-74
9-Feb at Vanderbilt W 77-67
12-Feb at Mississippi State L 81-62
16-Feb vs Florida L 71-53
19-Feb at Texas A&M L 65-56
23-Feb vs Vanderbilt W 68-61
26-Feb at South Carolina W 68-62
2-Mar vs LSU
5-Mar vs Auburn
9-Mar at Arkansas

LSU-Alabama Prediction

LSU head coach Will Wade might be in trouble for reasons other than wins and losses, but Wade’s basketball team has clearly answered a lot of questions in recent weeks. That team now goes to Alabama, where the Crimson Tide – if they truly want to establish themselves as an NCAA Tournament team – need a high-end victory to supplement their takedown of Kentucky. Alabama has been playing its way toward the bubble by losing at home to Florida, getting pounded in a number of road games, and getting swept by Texas A&M. A win over Kentucky and a few solid non-conference victories still matter, but they can’t fully compensate for an increasingly larger amount of blemishes on a resume. Beating LSU would immediately silence any doubts about Bama’s place in the NCAA Tournament. Will the Tide prevail, however? LSU hasn’t yet lost an SEC road game this season. LSU 72, Alabama 71. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN.

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