LSU defeated Alabama in its SEC opener, 88-79. Tremont Waters led his team to the win with 19 points, 6 of which came from behind the arc. LSU led by 15 points at the half and Alabama struggled to keep it close. 

The Tigers move to 11-3 on the season while the Crimson Tide fall to 10-4. LSU will be on the road January 12th when they face Arkansas in the Tigers' second SEC matchup.