Wow. Those words are just about all I can muster after watching Alabama demolish LSU (10-3, 5-2) on the basketball court 105-75 in a manner that matched the demolition they inflicted on the football gridiron.
Alabama (12-3, 7-0) raced to an 11 point lead 3.5 minutes into the game, and never looked back. The Tide scored 60 points in the first half, hitting on 14 of 19 3-pointers. John Petty went 7-for-8 in the half, Josh Primo was 4-for-4 and Jahvon Quinerly was 3-for-4.
The second half didn’t get much better for the Tigers, getting outscored 45-43, even though for the final eight minutes of the game the Tide’s main contributors were on the bench.
Alabama set its own, and the SEC’s, record for most 3-pointers buried in a game, hitting 23. The previous mark was 22, which was set by Bama in 2020 against Auburn. The Tide shot 56 percent on all field goals, hitting 53.5% of threes. Alabama outrebounded LSU 43-40. Bama outscored LSU on fast break points 22-18.
John Petty led Bama in scoring with 24, followed by Josh Primo and Jahvon Quinerly with 22 each. Herb Jones added 13 while tossing 5 assists.
LSU’s Cam Thomas was the top-scorer for the Tigers, earning 21 points. It’s noteworthy that Trendon Watford only tallied 11.
What’s next for Alabama?
Alabama will return home to Tuscaloosa to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 5:00pm CST on SEC Network.
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