No. 7 Alabama 57, LSU 48
Feb. 03, 2002
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Erwin Dudley had 12 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 7 Alabama to a 57-48 victory over LSU on Saturday night.
Alabama (19-3, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) overcame 36 percent from the field, including 12 percent from 3-point range (2-of-17) to hand the Tigers their fourth straight loss.
Rod Grizzard was held to nine points on 4-of-11 shooting for the Crimson Tide, who are in first place in the SEC Western Division and have shot better than 50 percent from the field in eight games this season.
Ronald Dupree had 19 points and 14 rebounds for LSU (12-9, 2-6), which was equally dismal from the field, shooting 34 percent, including 3-of-16 from 3-point range. The was Dupree's sixth double-double of the season for the Tigers, who were 9-of-20 from the free throw line.
Alabama, which committed 17 turnovers, outrebounded LSU 47-29. The Tigers had 12 steals but also made 11 turnovers.
Kenny Walker scored 13 points for Alabama.
Collis Temple III added 12 points for LSU.
Alabama beat LSU 76-74 in their first meeting this year on two free throws by Terrance Meade with 1.3 seconds left in the game. Saturday's game was never close.
Alabama led by 10 points at halftime and by as many as 11 in the second half.
Dupree cut the Tide's lead on two tip-ins. The first with 2:11 left cut it to 51-44, the other made it 51-46 with 1:31 to play. That was the closest LSU would get.
Antoine Pettway made six foul shots over the final 1:18 to preserve Alabama's victory.