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.


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....

bobbyjack 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.