The Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team beat 13th ranked LSU 70-67 on Wednesday night in Tuscaloosa to snap a three game losing run.

But effort, toughness, defence, and rebounding were on display in the exciting victory after Nate Oats publicly challenged his squad this week.

It was a big win for Alabama, who moved to 12-6 and 3-3 in the SEC.

An important win that should start a winning streak for the Tide.

The Tide has now beaten Wade's Tigers five times in a row.

LSU is the nation's best defensive team, and they showed it early. LSU led 14-9 with 11:20 left in the half and the Tide had only two field goals.

Alabama went 10-29 for 35%, 7-19 from three for 37%, and 6-8 free throws in the first.

Shackelford led the way with 26 points (7-18, 3-10 from long), four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

Quinerly contributed 17 points off the bench.

Another great win for the Tide over a rated opponent.