Alabama and LSU were looking to bolster their resumes for the NCAA Tournament, and neither team disappointed on Sunday in an epic championship game in the SEC Tournament.

In a back-and-forth matchup, Alabama was able to squeak out a narrow victory over LSU to win the SEC title ahead of the NCAA Tournament:

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With 21 seconds remaining in the game, Herbert Jones made a clutch layup for Alabama to give them an 80-79 lead. After a timeout by Alabama, LSU would get an opportunity to gain the lead.

Javonte Smart missed a layup, and the Tigers called their final timeout after an offensive rebound. Out of the timeout, LSU drew up a play for Trendon Watford to take a 3-point shot despite needing just two points to secure the lead, only for Watford's shot to get blocked.

LSU managed to grab another offensive rebound, leading to a missed tip-in shot by Aundre Hyatt. Before Watford missed the possible game-winning shot for LSU, the efficient forward compiled a game-high 30 points while making 13 of his 23 field goal attempts. Earlier in the game, Cameron Thomas made a 3-pointer way beyond the arc, so he could have been an option on the final possession:

Before Alabama and LSU tipped off on Sunday, both teams got into a bit of a scuffle, showing that emotions were running high heading into the SEC Championship Game:

To cap off a hard-fought game by both sides, Alabama was able to sneak away with the win after LSU missed a couple of shots in the waning moments.