5 takeaways from LSU’s win over Alabama

For a while now, LSU has been trying to snap its losing streak to Alabama.

The past five meetings had seen the Crimson Tide get the most of the Tigers, including a heartbreaker for LSU in the SEC Tournament Championship in 2021.

In January, LSU came up just short again, as Alabama won 70-67 in Tuscaloosa. But on Saturday, LSU finished the job with an 80-77 win.

It was Senior Day, with Darius Days playing what was likely his final game in the PMAC. Despite the game tipping off at 11 a.m. CST, the crowd showed up for the final home contest in 2022.

The Tigers delivered, giving them plenty to cheer for.

There were once again moments where it looked like Alabama could potentially steal another one from LSU. Each time though, LSU responded to Alabama’s punch with their own counter-punch.

In some ways, this game embodied what this season has been for LSU. It was up and down, sloppy at times and electric at others, the Tigers forced a bunch of turnovers, and was led by the likes of Days and Tari Eason.

LSU will now set its sights on the SEC Tournament in Tampa before knowing its NCAA Tournament destination next week.

Until then though, here are five takeaways from the Tigers’ win over the Crimson Tide.

We know what LSU is capable of

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LSU’s regular season was a roller coaster. There are not many other ways to put it.

It had some incredible highs and some equally notable lows. On Saturday, the Tigers ended on a high.

After Xavier Pinson went down in January, LSU became one of the most inconsistent teams in the SEC, losing to teams like Vanderbilt. On Saturday, LSU once again showed what it’s capable of when the scorers show up.

There have been more efficient performances than what the Tigers put out there, but it had three guys score at least 17, including 24 from Days and 20 from Eason.

Days and Eason…


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