Quarterman, Simmons lead LSU past Alabama, 72-70 _lowres

LSU guard Antonio Blakeney scores two past Alabama guard Retin Obasohan (32) during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tim Quarterman hit two free throws and a basket down the stretch and LSU rallied for a 72-70 win over Alabama on Saturday.

Quarterman hit two free throws after getting fouled on a fast-break drive with 1:15 left to give LSU a 70-69 lead. He followed up his own miss with 33 seconds left after Retin Obasohan hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game.

Quarterman also played stout defense against Obasohan at the end for LSU (12-7, 5-2 Southeastern Conference). Obasohan grabbed his own offensive rebound after an off-balance shot with 17 seconds left. Quarterman grabbed hold of it to force a jump ball, giving the Tide the ball back with a final chance.

Jalyn Patterson rebounded another Obasohan miss and ran the clock out. Alabama (10-8, 1-5) dropped its third straight game.

Ben Simmons had 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Tigers.