Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Georgia Bulldogs guard J.J. Frazier (30) and LSU Tigers guard Jalyn Patterson (15) chase down the ball in the Tigers' SEC home opener against Georgia, Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge.

After Thursday night’s loss to Auburn, LSU men’s basketball coach Johnny Jones indicated some changes would be coming in his team’s lineup and/or rotation for Saturday’s matchup with Alabama.

Jones was true to his word, shaking things up in trying to end the Tigers’ two-game losing streak.

Jones benched point guard Josh Gray and center Darcy Malone and inserted guards Jalyn Patterson and sixth man Tim Quarterman into the starting lineup.

Patterson, a 6-foot-1 freshman, made his first career, while Quarterman, a 6-6 sophomore, had made only three starts — all this season — in his two-year career.

Gray had started all 20 games he played in this season, missing two with a sprained ankle, and Malone had started the previous seven games.

Joining Patterson and Quarterman in the starting lineup were forwards Jarell Martin and Jordan Mickey and guard Keith Hornsby.