NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Herbert Jones drove for a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds and No. 6 Alabama won the Southeastern Conference Tournament for the first time since 1991, holding off a late flurry to edge LSU 80-79 Sunday.
Coach Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide added to their regular-season title with a victory that should help Alabama at least match its highest seed ever in the NCAA Tournament — it was No.
2 in both 1987 and 2002. Alabama, the reigning national champions in football, won its seventh tournament title overall, second in the SEC only to Kentucky's 31.