Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Crimson Tide bounce back... beat LSU

... a real shuggish start, but Gee got hot late in the 1st half and Hendrix took over in the 2nd half to defeat LSU 71-61.
Box Score

Led by Hendrix's 18 points, Gee's 4-7 from beyond the arc, and a Davidson double-double (12/12) Alabama overcame a monster game by Glen Davis (24/17) to easily put away LSU. We were down early (13-6), but a 19-6 run (from memory... might be off by a few points) put the Crimson Tide up for good. The refs allowed physical play inside which was to our advantage.

The good:
- held LSU to 36% FG and 18% beyond the arc.
- forced LSU's guards to beat us and they couldn't.
- shot 47% FG and 56% beyond the arc.

The bad:
- rebounding and 2nd chance points. This is probably why LSU wasn't blown out of the building. Outrebounded 40-35, but 16 were offensive boards for LSU.
- a generally sloppy game (16 turnovers). Got to take care of the ball better.
- minute distribution... I guess CMG has settled on a 7 man rotation. This will continue to bother me.

Overall, this was a good way to rebound after a nightmare game in Fayetteville. Arkansas lost to the Gators in Gainesville last night so we're now we only trail Auburn in the SEC West. That'll last another day.

2 comments:

Hville said...

With Steele only scoring from being wide open and free throws (the free throws were only because LSU was in a must-fowl situation), I am really wondering if we will be able to pull off any road wins. Steele being healthy is the key to being a strong road team. A month or so ago, I couldn't fathom losing to either Ole Sis or API, but now, it is possible....

bamahoops said...

Call me an optimist, but I still think we win 4 on the road this year (Vandy, Ole Miss, M$U, and Auburn). Heck, I think we can split LSU/UT on the road as well.

Auburn beat a bad Vandy team at home by 4... I think we continue our dominance over them. Heck, I really believe we won't lose another game this month.