March 5, 2008
Scouting report: Alabama at LSU
What: Alabama (15-14, 4-10) vs. LSU (12-16, 5-9)
Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, La.
Time/TV: 7 p.m. CST/Cox Sports.
Series record: Alabama leads 95-64.
Interim head coach Butch Pierre took over a sinking LSU ship in midseason after John Brady was fired. Now in his ninth season at LSU, Pierre's previous coaching stops were at Louisiana-Lafayette and Charlotte. Now, he hopes to parlay LSU's improved play since Brady's departure into permanent status leading the Tigers. Since Pierre took over, LSU has won four of seven Southeastern Conference games. Also known as a top-notch recruiter, Pierre has landed nine Parade All-Americans since joining the LSU staff.
Last Five Games
Georgia - W, 71-64
@ South Carolina - W, 62-55
Ole Miss - W, 69-49
@ Arkansas - L, 87-61
Kentucky - L, 67-63
Did You Know?
All Eyes On
G Marcus Thornton (6-4, 190) - xxx.
Scouting the Tigers
G Garrett Temple (6-6, 185) - xxx.
G Alex Farrer (6-5, 200) - xxx.
F Quintin Thornton (6-8, 230) - xxx.
F Anthony Randolph (6-10, 190) - xxx.
G Chris Johnson (6-11, 205) - xxx
G Terry Martin (6-6, 207) - xxx
Analysis and Prediction
Prediction: LSU 80, Alabama 72.
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