(18) LSU 78

(15-5, 4-4 SEC)

Alabama 41

(9-13, 1-8 SEC)

    3:00 PM ET, January 31, 2010

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    #18LSU 33 4578
    ALA 16 2541

    Top Performers

    LSU: A. Hightower 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Alabama: D. Magee 12 Pts, 1 Ast

    Hightower leads way for Tigers vs. Crimson Tide

    Associated Press

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Allison Hightower poured in 29 points, and LSU (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) rolled to its 11th straight victory over Alabama, 78-41 on Sunday.

    Hightower made a career high six 3-pointers, and her point total were the most in an SEC game for the senior guard. LaSondra Barrett added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (15-5, 4-4), while Adrienne Webb finished with 11 points.

    "I felt good," Hightower said. "I was open, and I just shot the ball with confidence."

    Courtney Jones and Barrett opened the game with field goals before Hightower scored 12 straight points. She had 19 in the first half en route to her sixth 20-point game of the season.

    LSU scored the first 11 points and led 18-5 at the 13:13 mark, and took a 33-16 lead over Alabama (9-13, 1-8) into halftime.

    Dedrea Magee led the Crimson Tide with 12 points. Tierney Jenkins, who came into the contest with an SEC-leading 9.7 rebounds a game, had seven points and seven rebounds.

    "Our rebounding and team defense have been better than they have been in a month," said LSU coach Van Chancellor. "And we didn't have many turnovers.

    "I thought Allison Hightower was outstanding today," he added. "She was the difference in the game today. She was a real special player."

    The win snapped a two-game skid for LSU, which had lost four of its last five games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 78 41
    FG Made-Attempted 31-67 (.463) 15-45 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 7-12 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 38 0

    Game Leaders

    PointsA. Hightower 29D. Magee 12
    ReboundsL. Barrett 11T. Jenkins 7
    AssistsK. Graham 5T. Jenkins 1
    StealsK. Graham 2L. King 2
    BlocksA. Webb 1T. Jenkins 2

    2009-10 Season

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