The Alabama men’s basketball team will begin a two-game homestand when it takes on the LSU Tigers on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. It's the first time the Tide will play back-to-back home games since the beginning of SEC play when it hosted Vanderbilt on Jan. 7 and Florida on Jan. 10.

LSU and Alabama will meet for the 177th time in program history, with the Tide leading the all-time series, 105-71. The 177 meetings is second and the Tide's 105 wins rank third against any one opponent. Alabama comes into the game having won two straight over the Tigers and owns an all-time record of 71-20 when playing LSU in Tuscaloosa, including a 39-8 mark at Coleman Coliseum.

Most recently, Alabama captured its fifth road victory in SEC play (5-2) with a 57-54 come-from-behind win at Missouri last Wednesday night. Redshirt freshman Dazon Ingram led the Crimson Tide with a career-high 18 points, 15 of which came in the second half, to lead his team to the three-point win. The victory gave Alabama a series sweep of Missouri and marked the fifth consecutive win the series.

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 95.3 the Bear 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.