The Crimson Tide will be taking on the LSU Tigers in basketball next Wednesday. After a tough loss last night against their in-state rivals, the No. 4 Auburn Tigers, this game is the Tide's next big focus.

After Tuesday's 81-77 loss in Coleman Coliseum, Auburn players decided to mimic the infamous karate pose adopted by Alabama football receiver, John Metchie on the court. Not the best look for Auburn considering the football team's history, but whatever floats their boat.

“That’s actually Alabama’s thing, man," says guard Allen Flanigan. "The football team did it to us. We were all right behind the end zone in the final seconds, and when he scored the touchdown they came right there to the end of the end zone and did the little karate kick. So we stole their move on them again.”

As for Alabama's upcoming matchups, they will face off against unranked Mississippi State on Saturday before heading into the big home game against No. 12 LSU the following Wednesday. Tickets to the LSU game can be bought at a whopping $6! Make sure to get your tickets early if you want to be in the Coliseum on Wednesday!

LSU has an outstanding record of 15-1 after losing to the Florida Gators earlier today. Head coach, Will Wade is eager to get his next shot at Bama after getting dominated by the Tide last year, and with the team he has now, he certainly has a chance to win.

After last night's loss against Auburn, head coach Nate Oats mentioned the importance of taking open shots and playing smart defense.

"I thought (Jaden Shackelford) made the right read," Oats said. "He found the open guy. Wide open. I don’t know if he didn’t catch it right or what, but trying to get our shooters to take open shots."

"We have to take open shots," Oats added.

The Tide will have an opportunity to do so against Mississippi State this Saturday at 5 p.m. in Starkville.

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