Per ESPN: ATLANTA -- Shavon Coleman scored 15 points on five 3-pointers and Louisiana State preserved its slim NCAA hopes by beating Alabama 68-56 on Thursday in the second round of the SEC tournament.
Tim Quarterman had 12 points and Johnny O'Bryant added 11 for the Tigers, who pulled ahead with a 13-0 run in the first half. The Tigers shot 50 percent from the floor and beyond the arc (11 of 22). Complete Recap Box Score
Alabama: L. Randolph 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl
LSU: S. Coleman 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
LSU will face Kentucky on Friday.