Alabama's tenacious defense early in the game seemed to keep LSU frustrated until there was little more than 10 minutes left and produced points for the entire game. LSU scored only 18 points in the first half and Bama led by as many as 26 in the second. Bama's ball movement was excellent, frequently finding the open shooter both underneath the basket and outside the arc, although not many of those three point shots actually fell through the hoop. The biggest thing about this game probably is that the Tide wrestled a road win in its first conference game. Not many people counted on that before the season started. The second biggest thing about this game might be Hillman's behind-the-back, no-look pass when he got doubled up while driving the lane. I don't remember which of his teammates...

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