WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, La.
RECORDS: Alabama (9-6, 2-1 SEC), LSU (9-6, 1-3)
ON THE AIR: TV — SEC Network; radio FM-95.5.
ALABAMA LINEUP: G Dazon Ingram, 6-5, R-Fr., 9.8 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 3.7 assists; G Avery Johnson Jr., 5-11, So., 7.1 ppg., 1.7 rpg; F Braxton Key, 6-8, Fr., 10.4 ppg., 5.5 rpg.; F Riley Norris, 6-7, Jr., 7.1 ppg., 3.7 rpg.; F Donta Hall, 6-9, So., 6.1 ppg., 5.7 rpg.
LSU LINEUP: G Jalyn Patterson, 6-1, JR., 5.9 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 3.5 assists; G Antonio Blakeney, 6-4, So., 17.5 ppg., 5.1 rpg; G Branden Jenkins, 6-4, Jr., 2.5 ppg., 1 rpg.; F Wayde Sims, 6-6, Fr., 5.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg; F Duop Reath, 6-10, Jr., 13.8 ppg., 6 rpg.
NOTEWORTHY: This is the first of three straight games for Alabama against Tigers. Following Saturday’s game Alabama will host Missouri on Jan. 14 before traveling to Auburn on Jan. 21. ... During SEC play, Alabama has outrebounded the opposition by an average of plus-13 per game. The Tide leads the SEC in rebounding margin during league play. ... In SEC play, LSU is averaging 34.2 points in the first half while allowing its opponents to score 45 points. ... LSU sophomore Antonio Blakeney has scored in double figures in five straight games, including over 20 points in three games. ... LSU and Alabama will meet for the 176th time in program history, with the Tide leading the series 104-7.
QUOTEWORTHY: “Overall, we’ve had three winnable games. We’ve won two of the three, and we still have a long way to go.” — Alabama head coach Avery Johnson on his team’s performance in SEC play.