Coach John Brady's LSU basketball team lost to a fired-up Alabama team, 71-61. The Tigers played hard and never gave up in the game, but came up short. Alabama lost on the road by 28 points last Saturday and I knew Bama would be fired-up to play. LSU took a 13-7 lead in the game with 14:55 to play in the first half, but Alabama outscored LSU 28-13 the remainder of the half and led 35-26 at the break. LSU cut the nine-point half time lead to 37-33 with 17:30 remaining, but that was as close as the Tigers would get. Alabama led 52-41 with 10:50 to play and led by as many as 13 points in the game. Glen Davis, playing in pain from minor injuries he received in a two-car accident Saturday night, led LSU in scoring with 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. Tasmin Mitchell also had a good game scoring 18 points. Five other LSU players combined for a total of 18 points. LSU had a terrible night shooting the basketball making only 25 of 60 field goals attempted for 40 percent. The Tigers only made three of 17 three-point shots. LSU will return home to play Auburn at 2:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon.