After gagging away a win against Texas Tech in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, LSU is back in action Wednesday night for a rematch with the 10th ranked, SEC-leading Alabama Crimson Tide.
This will be the second time LSU and Alabama have met, the first one being the infamous 105-75 beatdown in Baton Rouge where the Tide dropped an SEC-record 23 threes on LSU. Alabama won its next two games before having its nine-game winning streak snapped by a surging Oklahoma team over the weekend.
LSU, already struggling rebounding the ball, will be without its leading rebounder Darius Days who injured his ankle in Saturday’s loss against Texas Tech. The injury was first referred to as a knee injury by Will Wade, but Wade confirmed it was an ankle sprain Tuesday. Expect Shareef O’Neal to slide into the starting lineup for the first time this season.
Coleman Coliseum has been a house of horrors for LSU historically. LSU has only won four times in its last 24 trips to Tuscaloosa. But the Tigers, currently 1-5 against Q1 opponents, needs to break that trend if they want to bolster its NCAA Tournament resumé.
Tipoff is set for 6:00 P.M. and the game will be broadcasted on ESPNU.