Bama faces tough test vs No. 13 LSU
No. 13 LSU (23-5, 13-2) vs. Alabama (17-11, 8-7)
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 13 LSU presents a tough challenge for Alabama. Alabama has won three of its four games against ranked opponents this season. LSU beat Texas A&M by 11 at home in its last outing.
TEAM LEADERS: The Tigers are led by Tremont Waters and Naz Reid. Waters has averaged 14.5 points, 5.5 assists and 2.8 steals while Reid has recorded 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. The Crimson Tide have been anchored by Kira Lewis Jr. and Donta Hall, who have combined to score 25.3 points per contest.
TERRIFIC TREMONT: Waters has connected on 33.1 percent of the 139 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 19 over the last five games. He’s also converted 79.1 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Alabama is 0-6 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 17-5 when it scores at least 65.
STREAK STATS: LSU has won its last seven road games, scoring 83.3 points, while allowing 76 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: LSU is ranked second among Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 37.1 percent. The Tigers have averaged 13.3 offensive boards per game and 14.6 per game against conference opponents.