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The Sights and Sounds from Alabama Basketball's game against No. 13 LSU

Here are some of the highlights from the Crimson Tide's matchup against the Tigers on Wednesday night.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Couldn’t make it to Coleman Coliseum for Wednesday’s matchup between Alabama basketball and No. 13 LSU? Don’t worry, BamaCentral has you covered. Here’s a look at some of the sights, sounds and highlights from the game.

A late arrival 

The pregame atmosphere inside of Coleman Colesium received a bit of criticism as fans were slow to arrive ahead of tipoff. That’s largely due to the 6 p.m. tipoff as the ride down I-20 can be congested at that time of day.

However, despite their tardiness, Tide fans rallied for a strong showing as the stadium filled out a bit by the middle of the first half.

Nate Oats has commended Alabama fans for their support several times this season. While Coleman wasn’t completely packed Wednesday night, he shouldn’t have too many complaints.

 

A pair of injuries 

Alabama forward Juwan Gary left the game after taking an elbow from LSU forward Tari Eason with 7:56 left in the first half. Gary immediately made way to the Crimson Tide locker room before returning to the bench with a faceguard.

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Gary entered Wednesday’s matchup averaging 8.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. He recorded two rebounds over seven minutes of play before leaving the game.

Later in the half, LSU forward Darrius Days turned his ankle after landing on Alabama guard Keon Ellis’ foot while attempting a block. Days hobbled off the court and was immediately tended to by trainers.

Days came into the game averaging 14.0 points and a team-leading 7.6 rebounds. He had 5 points and two rebounds over 12 minutes Wednesday night before leaving with his injury. 

Wade gets T'ed up

LSU head coach Will Wade received a technical foul after he furiously made his way onto the court to argue a call in the second half. 

Wade's tirade came after LSU guard Brandon Murray was called for a foul on Alabama guard Jaden Shackelford. The LSU head coach appeared to be upset after Alabama forward Noah Gurley wasn't called for goaltending on a block during the previous possession. 

Following the game, he voiced his opinion on the incident.

Game photos

Alabama Crimson Tide guard Jahvon Quinerly (13) reacts after making a shot against the LSU Tigers during the first half at Coleman Coliseum.
LSU Tigers head coach Will Wade reacts during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Coleman Coliseum.
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Alabama guard Keon Ellis (14) comes to see a trainer after being hit in the face by and LSU defender in Coleman Coliseum on the campus of the University of Alabama Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
Alabama forward Juwan Gary (4) drives along the baseline against LSU center Efton Reid (15) in Coleman Coliseum on the campus of the University of Alabama.
Alabama guard JD Davison (3) shoots from three point range in Coleman Coliseum on the campus of the University of Alabama Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Alabama defeated LSU 70-67.
Alabama guard JD Davison (3) shoots from three point range in Coleman Coliseum on the campus of the University of Alabama Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Alabama defeated LSU 70-67.

This story will be updated throughout the game.