How it happened: LSU scored 21 points in the 1st half and trailed by six at halftime. The Tigers would get within one point with less than two minutes left, but Alabama made enough free throws to hold on for a 60-57 victory. LSU Guard Anthony Hickey had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but his three-point try was an airball.
Most Valuable Tiger: Sophomore Johnny O'Bryant had a dominating performance as he had a career-high 22 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds. That's O'Bryant's sixth double-double in the last seven games. He had five turnovers and that's been an issue with him this season, as he leads the team in turnovers.
Stat of the night: Hickey was 4-of-11 from the field with 8 points. While O'Bryant had a career-night in scoring, LSU is only as good as Hickey is playing. Alabama kept Hickey scoreless through the first half and LSU's offense never could get it going.
What it means: LSU's troubles in Tuscaloosa continued on Saturday night. They have not won at Alabama since 2004. The loss sends LSU's record to 13-and-8 overall, 4-and-6 in the Southeastern Conference. They are tied for 8th place in the SEC standings.
Up next: LSU gets a little break as they don't play again until Thursday when they visit South Carolina. The Gamecocks are 12-and-10 overall, 2-and-7 in the SEC. One of their two wins in the league was against the Tigers in the PMAC last month.