Alabama win SEC Championship title; defeating LSU 80-79

The Crimson Tide have won their first tournament title in 30 years with a down-to-the wire nail biter against the LSU Tigers.

No. 6 Alabama captured the 2021 Southeastern Conference Tournament championship with a 80-79 victory over LSU in the SEC title game. It marks the seventh SEC Tournament trophy in Crimson Tide history and the first in 30 years, dating back to 1991.

Combined with winning the program’s eighth SEC regular-season title, the Tide has now claimed a combined 15 SEC Championships in school history. The seven SEC Tournament titles rank second in conference history as UA becomes the first team since Kentucky in 2017 to win both the regular season and tournament championships in the same season. Other tournament titles include: 1934, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1991.

The Tide owns a record of 70-53 (.569) in all-time SEC Tournament games, ranking second in tournament winning percentage and third in total tournament wins.