After Monday’s blowout BCS Championship game, Alabama and LSU hit the hardwood on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for LSU, the result of this one was not all that different and ‘Bama cruised to a 69-53 victory on their home floor.
A regular season SEC basketball game – especially one with very little excitement – isn’t likely to draw up many headlines. This was a unique situation, however, and the Alabama fans were ready for this one. In fact they were the headlines. Their creativity (and wonderful, wonderful trolling) throughout the game was thought out and well executed.
At one point in the game, Alabama went up 21 points on LSU and the crowd erupted into a “Just Like Monday” chant. A “Jarrett Lee” chant – as well as others – could also be heard throughout.
These were all solid, no question, but the best Tide crowd moment came early on when LSU crossed the half court line.
LSU’s inability to move the ball on offense in the BCS Championship game could be summed up in one unbelievable stat. The Tigers offense crossed the 50-yard line once, and that moment came in the 4th quarter. The home Tuscaloosa crowd was certainly very aware of this on Wednesday night, and they mockingly applauded and cheered LSU in the first 30 seconds of their basketball game when they crossed that magical line.
Troll Tide indeed…