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.
When: Wednesday.
Time/TV: 7 p.m. CST/Cox Sports.
Series record: Alabama leads 95-64.

The Coach
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?

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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.

Bench Report

G Chris Johnson (6-11, 205) - xxx
G Terry Martin (6-6, 207) - xxx

Analysis and Prediction

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Prediction: LSU 80, Alabama 72.



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