In a thrilling comeback, the No.13 LSU Tigers overpowered the Alabama Crimson Tide 85-66 in a college basketball showdown. The match took place on February 12, 2024, with an electric crowd of 12,228 spectators in attendance.
A Stunning Second-Half Turnaround
Trailing by 10 points at halftime, LSU (21-4) rallied in the second half with relentless defensive pressure that stifled Alabama's (19-7) offense. The Tigers held the Crimson Tide to just six made three-pointers in the final half, ultimately securing a decisive 19-point victory.
Aneesah Morrow, a standout player for LSU, etched her name in the record books by scoring 9 points, surpassing the 2,000-point milestone in her college career. Angel Reese led the Tigers' charge with a stunning double-double performance of 27 points and 19 rebounds, dominating the court.
The Crimson Tide's Aaliyah Nye scored a team-high 19 points, while Jessica Timmons dished out 6 assists. Despite strong individual performances, Alabama could not match LSU's collective prowess.
LSU demonstrated superior shooting skills, making 30 out of 71 attempts compared to Alabama's 22 out of 63. However, it was the Crimson Tide who excelled in three-point shots, converting 14 out of 37 attempts, compared to LSU's meager 2 out of 14.
In terms of assists and rebounds, the Tigers again proved their mettle, with 17 assists and an impressive 54 rebounds. Alabama lagged behind with 17 assists and just 34 rebounds.
The game saw no technical fouls, but Alabama's Cody was fouled out, further weakening the Crimson Tide's efforts.
A Crucial Victory
This crucial victory propels LSU to a 21-4 (8-3) record, while Alabama drops to 19-7 (6-5). The Tigers' resilience and ability to turn the game around in the second half have once again showcased their strength and determination, making them a formidable force in college basketball.
As the Tigers revel in their hard-fought triumph, fans eagerly anticipate their next match-up, hopeful that this talented team will continue their winning streak and make a significant mark in the world of college basketball.