Alabama Begins Final Two-Game Homestand Saturday Against No. 13/14 LSU
SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA ATHLETICS
Alabama begins its final two-game homestand when it welcomes No. 13/14 LSU to Coleman Coliseum for Senior Day. The contest, which will be televised on ESPN and tip at 11 a.m. CT, will be the second match-up between the two teams this season. LSU claimed an 88-79 victory over Alabama on Jan. 8 in Baton Rouge, La.
Prior to the game tipping off, the program will recognize the team’s senior class in a pregame ceremony. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 10:30 a.m. CT.
Alabama and LSU will meet for the 181st time in a series history that began during the 1915-16 season. Saturday’s game will mark the second meeting between the squads this season. The Tigers captured an 88-79 victory over the Crimson Tide in Baton Rouge, La., back on Jan. 9. It was LSU’s first SEC contest of the year and Alabama’s second league match-up.
Alabama has won seven consecutive games at home over teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 entering Saturday’s game vs. No. 13/14 LSU. In fact, over the Tide’s the last 13 games vs. ranked opponents dating back to the start of the 2017-18 campaign, UA owns a 9-4 record. Furthermore, under head coach Avery Johnson, Alabama boasts a 14-11 mark against AP Top-25 teams. That number is even more impressive considering the Tide dropped 21 consecutive games to ranked teams prior to his arrival.