Alabama Men’s Basketball Begins Road Stretch at LSU on Saturday
Alabama begins a stretch of playing three of its next four games away from Tuscaloosa when it travels to Baton Rouge, La., to face the LSU Tigers on Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network. It's the first of two games between the teams, as LSU makes the return trip to Tuscaloosa on Feb. 18 (2:30 p.m. CT).
LSU and Alabama will meet for the 176th time in program history, with the Tide leading the all-time series, 104-71. The 175 previous meetings and the 104 wins by the Crimson Tide in the series rank as the third-highest numbers for each category. Alabama snapped a three-game losing streak to the Tigers in the last game between the two teams, capturing a 76-69 victory in Baton Rouge, La. Despite the win, LSU has won five of the last eight meetings between the two teams.
Most recently, Alabama had its four-game winning streak snapped by No. 23 Florida, 80-67, last Tuesday night. The Tide held the lead for most of the second half until the Gators went on a game-ending 19-6 run over the final 7:33 to seal their sixth win in a row. Florida was the first team to score 80 or more points on the Tide's defense this season and marked the first time a team put up at least 70 points on Alabama since Texas went for 77 back on Dec. 2 – a span of seven games.
Saturday's game will be televised on SEC Network with Mike Morgan (play-by-play) and Pat Bradley (analyst) on the call. Fans can listen to the radio broadcast on the Crimson Tide Sports Network as Chris Stewart (play-by-play) and Bryan Passink (analyst) will call all the action. Live stats for the contest can accessed through RollTide.com, while in-game updates and photos will be made available on Twitter on @AlabamaMBB.