ALA Alabama Crimson Tide 79
Alabama Crimson Tide Alabama Overall (10-4)
ATS (3-7-1)
O/U (8-2-1)
January 08 2019
- SEC Network
LSU LSU Tigers 88
LSU Tigers LSU Overall (11-3)
ATS (5-6)
O/U (7-4)
Final
Money Line Total: 152 Spread ATS
12
643 Alabama Crimson Tide +220 Under -110 (+6) -110 OVER: 167
2851
644 LSU Tigers -260 Over -110 (-6) -110 Cover: 3
4345
Final
Money Line Total: 152 Spread ATS
643 ALA +220 Under: -110 (+6) -110 OVER: 167
644 LSU -260 Over: -110 (-6) -110 Cover: 3
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/8/2019
8:27 AM
LSU
-260
ALA
+220
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
1/8/2019
8:27 AM
LSU(-6)
-110
ALA
-110
1/8/2019
8:15 AM
LSU(-6)
-110
ALA
-110
1/7/2019
7:30 PM
LSU(-6)
-110
ALA
-110
Total
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Total
1/8/2019
8:27 AM
152
-110
152
-110
1/8/2019
8:15 AM
152
-110
152
-110
Recap

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU point guard Tremont Waters was sitting on the floor when he broke Alabama's back.

Waters capped his 19-point, seven-assist performance by rifling a pass under the hoop from a seated position to set up Darius Days' dunk, and LSU defeated Alabama 88-79 on Tuesday night.

"He should be on the baseball team at LSU," Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said while discussing Waters' pivotal pass that helped stunt Alabama's late comeback bid. "He threw a left-handed curveball that split the trap. ... It was a strike."

LSU coach Will Wade looked amused by Johnson's suggestion that Waters play baseball, but was having none of it.

"I don't think our baseball team needs him," Wade said. "They're pretty stacked as it is."

The dazzling scoring, dribbling and passing of the 5-foot-11 Waters was complemented by the hustle and grit of 6-11 Oregon transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams. The Englishman tied a season high with 14 points, including a pivotal dunk with 1:19 left, to go with his season high 13 rebounds and five blocked shots in 24 minutes.

"Kavell was a huge difference-maker," Wade said. "We don't win tonight without him."

Ja'Vonte Smart scored 15 and Days 14 for the Tigers (11-3, 1-0 Southeastern Conference), who've won four straight and six of seven.

Kira Lewis Jr. scored 15 for Alabama (10-4, 1-1), which saw its five-game winning streak snapped.

"We are a much better team than we showed tonight," Johnson said. "We need all of our guys to show up and play and it is my job to get them ready."

Alex Reese had 12 points and Herbert Jones 10 for the Tide, which got as close as 79-75 with 1:46 left before LSU responded with Bigby-Williams' dunk and Marlon Taylor's put-back of a missed free throw.

Waters' baskets ranged from a deep 3 to a flamboyant driving scoop on which he used an outside-in flip of his right hand to bank the ball in from the left side of the hoop.

"He's an elite player," Wade said. "It's just vision and being able to see things and being able to make things happen. ... Tre just attacked more. He was ready to go."

BIG PICTURE

Alabama: After shooting nearly 44 percent from 3-point range in a dramatic victory over No. 13 Kentucky last weekend, the Tide opened 2-of-11 from deep before finishing 7of 24 (29 percent) from long range. Tevin Mack, who hit six 3s and had 22 points against Kentucky, had six points against LSU and went 0 of 3 from deep.

LSU: The Tigers shot twice as well from 3-point range as their average of about 33 percent coming in, and showed a knack for responding every time Alabama tried to close the gap down the stretch. LSU led for all but two minutes while winning their 16th straight at home dating to last season — and snapping a five-game skid against the Crimson Tide. The Tigers' good shooting and overall balance also helped them withstand foul trouble that plagued standout freshman Naz Reid, who fouled out with 4:20 to go after scoring 7 points and grabbing a rebound.

FAST START

LSU hit eight of its first 10 3-point attempts — with two going in off the glass — and took its first double-digit lead when Smart's 3 made it 37-25 late in the first half. That was part of a 14-5 run to close the half, capped by Days' 3 off the glass in the final seconds to make it 43-28 at halftime. Smart either scored or assisted on LSU's last 19 points of the first half.

Alabama did not get within single digits until John Petty Jr. was fouled by Reid on a 3-point attempt and made all three free throws to cut it to 70-61. Another free throw by Hall cut it to eight before the Tigers responded with four straight free throws, and Waters' jumper from well behind the 3-point line pushed the Tigers' lead back to 13 with just less than five minutes left.

QUOTABLE

"Just one of those deals where we were due," Wade said of LSU's 67 percent (10 of 15) 3-point shooting, bank-shots and all. "I've been telling you all that we're a good shooting team. Nobody believes me. We are and we finally made a few tonight, which was nice. We deserved some of those to go in."

UP NEXT

Alabama: Hosts Texas A&M on Saturday.

LSU: Visits Arkansas on Saturday night.

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Matchup
Crimson Tide Overall
W/L 10-4
ATS 3-7-1
Pts For 76.7
Pts Against 72.8
Total 8-2-1
Crimson Tide Away
W/L 2-3
ATS 0-4
Pts For 72.8
Pts Against 76.2
Total 2-1-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-8
8:00 PM
at LSU L 88-79 L (6) O (152)
1-5
12:00 PM
Kentucky W 77-75 W (5) O (143.5)
12-30
5:00 PM
at Stephen F. Austin W 79-69
12-21
8:00 PM
Penn State W 73-64 W (-4) U (142)
12-18
7:00 PM
Liberty W 84-75
12-9
12:00 PM
Arizona W 76-73 T (-3) O (146)
12-4
7:00 PM
Georgia State L 83-80 L (-7.5) O (144.5)
11-29
6:00 PM
at UCF L 70-64 L (5) T (134)
11-26
7:00 PM
Murray State W 78-72 L (-8.5) O (141.5)
11-18
12:30 PM
at Wichita State W 90-86 L (-5) O (139)
Avg. Points For 78.0
Avg. Points Against 75.5
ATS 2-5-1
Over/Under 6-1-1
Tigers Overall
W/L 11-3
ATS 5-6
Pts For 81.2
Pts Against 70.6
Total 7-4
Tigers Home
W/L 10-1
ATS 3-5
Pts For 82.5
Pts Against 68.5
Total 4-4
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-8
8:00 PM
Alabama W 88-79 W (-6) O (152)
12-28
7:00 PM
Louisiana-Monroe W 81-69 L (-17) O (138)
12-21
7:00 PM
Furman W 75-57 W (-9.5) U (148.5)
12-15
10:00 PM
at Saint Mary's W 78-74 W (-3) O (148.5)
12-12
8:00 PM
at Houston L 82-76 L (4) O (141)
12-9
1:00 PM
Incarnate Word W 91-50
12-1
4:00 PM
Grambling State W 78-57
11-25
3:00 PM
Oklahoma State L 90-77 L (-5) O (143)
11-23
3:30 PM
at Florida State L 79-76 W (3.5) O (154.5)
11-22
6:00 PM
Charleston W 67-55 W (-8) U (148.5)
Avg. Points For 78.7
Avg. Points Against 69.2
ATS 5-3
Over/Under 6-2
Scoring
Alabama
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Kira Lewis Jr. (G) 31:003-11 27.3%1-6 16.7%8-8 100%0211031015
Alex Reese (F) 18:002-5 40%2-4 50%6-6 100%3410001012
Herbert Jones (G) 23:005-10 50%0-0 0%0-2 0%5552114010
John Petty (G) 30:002-9 22.2%2-6 33.3%3-3 100%183014009
Riley Norris (G-F) 20:002-3 66.7%2-3 66.7%2-2 100%031201508
Donta Hall (F) 25:002-4 50%0-0 0%3-4 75%360101107
Tevin Mack (G-F) 19:003-8 37.5%0-3 0%0-0 0%020000006
Daniel Giddens (C-F) 10:003-4 75%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000306
Dazon Ingram (G) 12:001-4 25%0-2 0%0-1 0%023002202
Avery Johnson Jr. (G) 8:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%000002102
Galin Smith (F) 4:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%0-0 0%110001202
Tyler Barnes (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Javian Davis-Fleming (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Britton Johnson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lawson Schaffer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Diante Wood (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
LSU
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Tremont Waters (G) 30:006-9 66.7%2-2 100%5-7 71.4%0470033019
Ja'vonte Smart (G) 29:004-11 36.4%3-5 60%4-5 80%1451012015
Kavell Bigby-Williams (F) 24:005-7 71.4%0-0 0%4-4 100%51310513014
Darius Days (F) 20:005-10 50%3-4 75%1-2 50%3300014014
Skylar Mays (G) 36:002-6 33.3%0-2 0%4-4 100%122202108
Emmitt Williams (F) 18:002-3 66.7%1-1 100%2-2 100%120202007
Naz Reid (F) 17:002-5 40%1-1 100%2-2 100%010034507
Marlon Taylor (G) 26:002-6 33.3%0-0 0%0-1 0%150302104
Courtese Cooper (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Daryl Edwards (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marshall Graves (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Aundre Hyatt (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Danya Kingsby (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Will Reese (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
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Money Line
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Spread
1/8/2019
9:00 AM
LSU(-3)
-110
ALA
-110
Total
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Total
1/8/2019
9:00 AM
71
-110
71
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
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Money Line
Spread
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Spread
1/8/2019
9:06 PM
ALA(-.5)
-110
LSU
-110
1/8/2019
9:03 PM
ALA(-.5)
-105
LSU
-115
1/8/2019
9:00 PM
ALA(-.5)
-110
LSU
-110
Total
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Total
1/8/2019
9:06 PM
80
-110
80
-110
1/8/2019
9:03 PM
80
-110
80
-110
1/8/2019
9:00 PM
80
-110
80
-110