Men's Basketball Falls to LSU in Baton Rouge
Saturday, January 21, 2006
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Tasmin Mitchell and Tyrus Thomas ignited a second-half run that led LSU to a 68-57 victory against Alabama Saturday.
The Tigers, who had built an eight-point second half lead, had fallen behind by one point on a basket by Jermareo Davidson with 13:02 remaining. A three-point play by Tasmin Mitchell put LSU ahead 44-42 and started a 21-4 Tigers spurt.
Tasmin Mitchell and Thomas each scored six points during this stretch. Following Tasmin Mitchell's three-point play, Thomas made a field goal and two foul shots to give LSU (12-5, 4-0 SEC) a 48-42 advantage.
After Richard Hendrix scored for Alabama (10-7, 3-2), the Tigers scored the next nine points. Thomas had one basket in that time, while Darrel Mitchell hit a 3-pointer.
Following a Davidson basket, LSU scored five points on a 3-pointer by Tasmin Mitchell and a field goal by Davis to go ahead 62-46 with three minutes remaining.
Darrel Mitchell led the Tigers with 19 points, while Davis finished with 17. Tasmin Mitchell had 14 points, while Thomas contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Hendrix paced the Crimson Tide with 16 points and nine rebounds. Jean Felix came off the bench to score 14. Davidson had 10 points.
LSU missed six shots and turned the ball over three times while going more than five minutes without scoring and falling behind 42-41 early in the second half. The drought ended when Tasmin Mitchell converted a three-point play that began the game-deciding run.