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.