Lewis, Shackelford lead Alabama past No. 25 LSU, 88-82

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LSU forward Emmit Williams (5) works around Alabama forward/guard Herbert Jones (1) and guard John Petty Jr. (23) to shoot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

By JOHN ZENOR

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Kira Lewis Jr. scored 27 points, Jaden Shackelford had 26 and Alabama held off a big comeback attempt by No. 25 LSU for an 88-82 victory. The Crimson Tide knocked the Tigers from a share of the league lead after blowing virtually all of an 18-point lead. Alabama also took No. 11 Auburn into overtime Wednesday night before losing. LSU came into the day in a three-way tie for atop the SEC with Auburn and No. 12 Kentucky but has lost three of its last four games since an 8-0 league start.