Alabama defeats LSU

Alabama’s disaster of a basketball season reversed course a bit on Sunday as the Crimson Tide defeated LSU 65-59. “Senario Hillman scored a career-high 24 points and made seven free throws over the final 43 seconds to lead Alabama,” according to the AP story you can read below.

The Tide also saw a strong performance from Alonzo Gee. Gee scored 14 points and gathered a remarkable 13 rebounds. Rebounding has been a problem for the Tide in the early part of the season, so Gee’s performance was a happy development.

However, one lingering problem remains for the Tide—the play of standout Ronald Steele. According to Bama Hoops, “Ron Steele still is not his old self. No one is sure whether he still suffers from physical limitations or whether his obstacles are all mental or some combination of the two. But tonight even his shot evaded him. Bama hit only two shots outside the arc. Ron was one for six and Andrew hit the other. Ron missed all but one of his chip shots in this game too.”

Quick recap follows.