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By: LSU Staff
BATON ROUGE — In front of an all-time PMAC record crowd of 15,721, No. 5 LSU (27-1, 15-1 SEC) tied its best regular season ever as the Tigers defeated Mississippi State (20-9, 9-7 SEC), 74-59, Sunday afternoon.
“We have just played, in my opinion, the hottest team in the SEC,” Coach Kim Mulkey said of MSU. “Those guys take you off the dribble as good as anybody. They played South Carolina to within eight. They have beaten a lot of teams as of late, they are playing good and will get in the NCAA Tournament”
LSU will play in the SEC Tournament in Greenville, S.C. next Friday at 5 p.m. CT as the No. 2 seed against the winner of No. 10 Auburn and No. 7 Georgia.
Sunday’s crowd broke the previous all-time PMAC record of 15,694 that was set during a men’s basketball game in 1981.
Angel Reese continued to write her name in the record books as she tied LSU legend Sylvia Fowles for most double-doubles in a single season with 27. Reese scored 23 points and hauled in 26 boards. Sunday marked her fifth game this year with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.
Her 26 rebounds were her second most this year as she set a LSU record with 28 against Texas A&M in January. She is the first player in the SEC during the NCAA era with two games of 26+ rebounds in her career.
LaDazhia Williams dropped 16 and recorded 4 rebounds in the win. Alexis Morris put together another great performance and tied Reese to lead the team with 23 points.
“I just did things that we worked on in practice,” Williams said. “We really emphasized getting into the post and we knew how they were going to play us. We knew we’d have one-on-one opportunities and I was just able to knock down the shots I worked on in progress.”
Louisiana native, JerKaila Jordan led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 4 boards. She was followed by the 6-5 center, Jessika Carter who dropped 10 and brought down 6 rebounds. Jordan and Carter were the only Bulldogs to score in double figures.
The Tigers dominated the offensive glass with 21 offensive rebounds compared to 3 for MSU. That led to LSU outsourcing MSU in second chance points, 24-2. Reese had 10 of LSU’s offensive rebounds.
After dropping the first quarter 15-14, the Tiger fought back to earn a 6-point lead by the half. LSU maintained its lead the entire third quarter keeping the Bulldogs out of reach. The Tigers fed off of the PMAC energy to extend its lead to as much as 15 in the final quarter.
Reese and Morris led the way through the first five minutes with 4 points a piece in a tied game, 8-8. Carson scored a layup off a Bulldog turnover to take a 10-8 lead at the first media timeout. LSU ended the quarter in a three minute long scoring drought and down by 1.
Reese finished the opening quarter with 8 points and 6 rebounds as the Tigers were down after the first ten minutes for just the fourth time this season. Reese went 4-4 from the stripe.
A 7-0 run to start the second gave LSU a six-point lead and forced a MSU timeout with just over eight minutes before the half. The Tigers went on 6-0 shooting 4 for 4 from the field to extend their lead to twelve for the first time. Mississippi State scored six unanswered points to cut the LSU lead to six . The Tigers went into the break with a 36-30 lead.
Reese (12), Morris (10), and L. Williams (10) all reached double figures in the opening half, Carson scored the only other points (4). Reese’s 12 and 10 first half performance made double-double number 27 for the transfer, the 11th time she’s done it by halftime.
Both teams shot 48-percent from the field and struggled from deep in the first two quarters. LSU went 0-9 and MSU went 1-5 from behind the arc. The Tigers were out-rebounded and gave up six turnovers.
LSU built its lead back up to double figures three minutes into the third after going 4-4 from the free throw line. At the media timeout the Tigers had a 49-38 lead over the Bulldogs. The Tiger defense held strong and forced a 2:30 scoring drought as MSU went 0 for 4 in that period. LSU headed into the final quarter with a 54-46 lead.
Just over ten seconds into the fourth MSU’s Ramani Parker hit a three to make it a five-point game. LSU went on a 7-2 run to move its lead back to double figures. Morris led the Tigers through the final quarter with 13 points. Morris went 5-6 from the charity stripe to secure the double digit win for LSU.
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By: LSU Staff
NASHVILLE — Angel Reese and Alexis Morris combined for 44 points as the LSU women’s basketball team (26-1, 14-1 SEC) took down Vanderbilt (12-17, 3-12 SEC) Thursday in Memorial Gymnasium by a score of 82-63 to clinch second place in the SEC.
Reese, the six-time and reigning SEC Player of the Week, scored 23 points and hauled in 18 rebounds for her 26th double-double of the season. Reese had a double-double by halftime for the tenth time this season.
Morris had 21 points and led the team with 5 assists. LaDahzia Williams recorded 13 points and 6-8 shooting and had 8 rebounds. Jasmine Carson made three threes in the win.
Vanderbilt’s Ciaja Harbison led the Commodores with 21 points, 5 three-pointers, and 5 rebounds. The only other Commodore to reach double figures was Jada Brown with ten.
The Tigers were dominant in the paint, outscoring the Commodores, 46-16 on the inside. Freshman forward Sa’Myah Smith played well off the bench for LSU, scoring 8 points to contribute to LSU’s points in the paint.
LSU jumped out to a 17-point lead at the half, but Vanderbilt went on a run early in the third quarter and got back within six before the Tigers extended the lead back out.
“I am pleased in the first half,” Coach Kim Mulkey said. “In the first half we were talking, communicating, helping the helper, help and recover – a lot of great things in the first half. Then you come out in the third quarter and it’s just the opposite.”
The Tigers have one regular season game remaining as they are slated to host Mississippi State on Sunday at 5 p.m. CT on the SEC Network before gearing up for postseason action. With LSU’s win on Thursday and Tennessee’s loss against South Carolina, the Tigers have locked up the No. 2 spot in the conference for the second year in a row. LSU would need to win on Sunday and for South Carolina to fall against Georgia to grab a share of the SEC title.
Two years in a row we’ve finished second in the league behind the National Champion (South Carolina),” Coach Mulkey said. “We need to recognize that. I need to recognize that. Someday our goal is to finish as champions.”
During Thursday’s game, the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee made its final Top-16 seed reveal prior to Selection on March 12. The committee had the Tigers slated as a No. 2 seed once again.
Three pointers from Morris and Poa boosted LSU to an 11-6 lead five minutes into Thursday’s contest. LSU held the five point lead into the first media timeout despite only connecting on 1 of its last 7 shots. Following the break the Tigers went on a 7-0 run and held Vanderbilt scoreless for three minutes. Sacha Washington hit a turnaround jumper in the final seconds to make it a seven point game and end the opening quarter with LSU holding an 18-11 lead.
LSU made three triples and held the Commodores to 1-8 from deep in the first ten minutes of action.
A minute into the second quarter a three-pointer from Ryanne Allen put Vanderbilt within six. The Tigers responded with a 7-0 run in under a minute to take a 13-point lead over the Commodores. Just before the media timeout Carson hit back to back triples to improve the LSU lead to 17 with 4:38 to play before halftime. The Tigers ended on an 11-4 run to make it 40-23 heading into halftime.
Reese finished the half with 10 points and 10 boards to secure her 26th double-double of the season. It also marked the 10th time she reached a double-double by halftime this season.
The Tigers shot 46-percent from the field and 46-percent from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes of play. LSU out rebounded Vanderbilt by ten and scored half of its points from within the paint.
Carson made her third triple of the night to open the third and give LSU its first 20-point lead of the game. Vanderbilt would not go away so easily as the Commodores went on a 7-0 run in the middle of the quarter to get within 9 of LSU. The Tiger would hit the 50-point mark just before the media timeout as Vandy trailed by 12. Back-to-back threes from the Commodores brought the margin to six with just under four minutes left in the third. The Tigers responded with a 10-0 run to stretch their lead back to double figures and went into the fourth holding a 60-45 lead.
The Tigers were outscored 22-20 in the third quarter and Vanderbilt forced 7 LSU turnovers compared to the Commodores 2, both within the last minute. Morris led the way with 8 points in the third, and Reese followed with 7. The duo scored the team’s last 15 points of the third quarter.
LSU carried its momentum into the final quarter as it built upon its lead by opening with an 8-2 run to take a 21-point lead. Vanderbilt made four three-pointers in the fourth but were unable to find a stop to the Tiger’s offensive attack. Morris added another 8 points in the fourth and Reese and Williams each scored six. LSU went 4 of its last 4 from the field and finished with a 19-point victory.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Jasmine Carson’s career-high 25 points and was backed by Angel Reese’s 25 points and 16 rebounds to lead the No. 5 LSU (25-1, 13-1 SEC) to a 90-79 victory over the Florida Gators (14-12, 3-10 SEC).The Extactech Arena crowd of 3,498 was Florida’s largest home crowd of the season as many LSU fans came out to support the Tigers.
“I thought we controlled the game,” Coach Kim Mulkey said. “I felt very good about what we did the entire game. I think you’re gonna get everybody’s best shot. We’re not a hidden commodity any more. We’re relevant. I’ve got kids all over social media that these young people come on the road to see. I think that’s reflected in their attendance today.”
To get her career-high, Carson nailed seven three-pointers, the most by a LSU player since Pietra Gay also had seven in 1997. Reese notched her 25th double-double through 26 games this season within the first half on Sunday afternoon and she finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals.
LaDazhia Williams recorded her third double-double of the season as she added 15 points and brought down 10 boards. Flau’jae Johnson scored 12, including 10 in the final quarter, and Alexis Morris led the way with 6 assists.
Kirsten Deans led Florida 30 points on 10-20 shooting and 5 three-pointers. Ra Shaya Kyle and Jordyn Merritt were the other Gators in double figures both scoring 12 points.
Up next the Tigers will stay on the road this week for a Thursday night matchup at Vanderbilt. Tip-Off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.CT and will be streamed live on the SEC Network +.
Florida jumped out to a 6-point 13-7 lead early on but the Tigers battled back to knot things up at 15 for the first media timeout. Morris and Johnson both picked up two quick fouls in the first, forcing them onto the bench early in the game. Carson and Reese led the way with 8 points a piece in the first quarter. Reese went 4-4 and had five rebounds and Carson hit two from deep to help LSU earn a 27-23 lead after the opening ten minutes.
The first quarter included five lead changes and five ties. LSU’s 27 first quarter points were the most in the opening quarter of any game this season inside conference play.
Last-Tear Poa hit a deep three on the wing to open the second quarter and push the LSU lead to seven. Poa’s three started a 10-0 run that gave the Tigers their largest lead of the night, jumping ahead by 14 without letting Florida score in the first four minutes of the second. Carson hit back to back threes within 32 seconds of each other to total a career high 5 three-pointers within the half. LSU went into the break with a 47-31 lead after holding the Gators to just 8 second quarter points.
The Tigers were on fire in the first-half, making 56–percent of their shot attempts (67-percent from beyond the arc) to jump out to the 16-point lead. Carson set a career-high before halftime with five made threes as her and Reese combined for 31 first half points. Coming off a 36 point and 20 rebound game Thursday against Texas A&M, Reese kept it rolling and finished the first half with 14 points and 13 rebounds, her ninth first half double-double of the season.
Through the first five minutes of third quarter action Florida held the Tigers scoreless and to cut the lead to 9 after putting together a 9-0 run. A technical foul on Nina Rickards sent Morris to the foul line who went 2-2 to snap the Florida run and give LSU its first points of the quarter. Carson continued her career performance from deep as she hit a three to total 20 points and bring the LSU lead back to double figures.
The Gators outscored LSU 19-12 in the third and trailed by nine as they headed into the final quarter. The Tigers shot only 26.7-percent in the quarter and were unable to get their desired post touches as the Gators made a dent in the LSU lead.
Johnson scored 10 in the fourth quarter on 4-4 shooting to reach double figures. Reese scored 11 more and both Williams and Carson had 5 in the final quarter. Florida’s Deans dropped 13 in the fourth but it was not enough to get past the deficit. Florida earned 7 points off of free throws and only had two boards. The Tigers held its lead and finished the night with a 11-point win for LSU’s 25th victory of the season.
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BATON ROUGE — Angel Reese scored a career-high 36 points and hauled in 20 rebounds to help lead No. 5 LSU (24-1, 12-1) a 69-60 win Thursday night over Ole Miss (20-6, 9-4 SEC) as the Tigers responded with a victory following their first loss of the season Sunday at No. 1 South Carolina.
It marked Reese’s fourth game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds this season and it was her first to reach 30 points and 20 rebounds. She accounted for 51-percent of LSU’s offense, dominating the game as she played all 40 minutes.
“I knew coming out tonight that my team needed me and it was just about how I was gonna respond tonight,” Reese said. “I felt like I responded well and did what I could to win.”
Alexis Morris scored 13 and went 7-8 from the charity stripe. Flau’jae Johnson had 8 and picked up 3 big steals.
Ole Miss’s Angel Baker led her squad with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Madison Scott followed in scoring with 13 points and 4 boards. The Rebels held LSU to its third-lowest scoring total of the season.
LSU recorded 9 steals Thursday night and forced 21 Ole Miss turnovers, committing just 11. Still Ole Miss kept the game close through much of the game, preventing LSU from going on any extended runs. With 18 offensive rebounds, nine by Reese, LSU outscored Ole Miss in second chance points, 22-12.
“I thought we got our hands on a lot of steals just reaching and you created 21 turnovers and I thought that was a big part of the scouting report as well,” Coach Mulkey said.
Up next LSU will hit the road for its final two road games of the season. On Sunday the Tigers will face the Florida Gators at 1 p.m. CT on the SEC Network and then on Thursday LSU is slated to take on Vanderbilt in a 6:30 p.m.. LSU will host Mississippi State to close out the regular season on February 26.
With three games remaining in the regular season, LSU has clinched a top-four seed in the SEC to secure a first-round bye. Winning out would ensure the Tigers finish No. 2 in the league for the second straight year.
After a Davis three gave Ole Miss a 7-6 lead to start the game, LSU put together an 11-2 run to regain the lead and hold an eight point advantage at the first media timeout. The Rebels cut the deficit to one (17-16) with just under two minutes to play in the opening quarter. The Tigers ended the quarter scoring 5 unanswered and held a 22-16 lead after ten minutes of action.
Reese ended the quarter with 11 points and 5 boards on 4-5 shooting from the field.
Reese earned her 15th point of the night as she brought the LSU total to 30 and forced an Ole Miss timeout with 5 minutes remaining before the half. Costly turnovers allowed the Rebels to go on a 6-0 run and cut the lead to 2 to finish the quarter. LSU ended the second on a 5:05 scoring drought after missing its last 5 shots from the field.
The Tigers went into the break with a 30-28 lead led by Reese who secured her 24th double-double of the season posting 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. The 8 second quarter points from LSU was tied for the lowest amount scored in a quarter this season. (Once earlier vs. Texas A&M)
A Davis jumper tied the game at 30 to open the half, but Morris responded just 19 seconds later to regain the lead with a bucket of her own. After being tied at 34, Morris went 2-2 from the free throw line and a possession later Johnson went coast to coast off a steal to give the Tigers a four point lead. Minutes later another Johnson steal led to a Jasmine Carson fast break and made it 8 unanswered points for the Tigers.
LSU built up a 9-point lead before the fourth and the Tiger defense forced 9 turnovers (4 steals) in the third quarter.
Reese scored LSU’s first ten points of the quarter as the Tigers looked to hold onto their lead. Ole Miss kept the margin within double figures for the majority of the fourth, coming as close as five with 1:37 remaining. The Tigers made their free throws and cruised to their 24th win of the season.
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By: David Penn
COLUMBIA, SC - Coach Kim Mulkey said before tip off on Sunday that “No one is on their level” when referring to Dawn Staley and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
LSU, now (23-1, 11-1) did little to dispel that notion in the Tigers' first loss of the season, falling to
the defending national champions, 88-64.
South Carolina (25-0, 12-0) ended two notable streaks for LSU. One, the Tigers' record 23 game
winning streak to begin the season and two, Angel Reese’s streak of 23 consecutive double doubles.
The game also featured a matchup of Aliyah Boston and Angel Reese, who are both in contention for player of the year honors.
South Carolina raced out to an 18-2 advantage over the Lady Tigers with several LSU players landing in early foul trouble.
LSU fought back though on the back of Alexis Morris, who consistently beat the South Carolina defense off the dribble and high ball screens, as LSU cut the South Carolina lead to three in the first half.
But the depth and talent of the Gamecocks allowed them to stretch their first half lead to 10 points before the end of the second period.
At the end of the first half Angel Reese was held to season lows of three points and one rebound.
Reese scored the first bucket of the contest for LSU but wouldn't score again until sinking a free throw
just before halftime.
Alexis Morris finished the first half with 15 points, doing all she could to keep the Tigers within
In the second half, the Tigers clawed their way back to cut the South Carolina lead to five points, but that was the closest the Tigers would get as South Carolina pulled away from LSU, eventually building the Gamecocks biggest lead of the game, 24 points, which was also the final difference on the scoreboard.
Reese would play better on offense scoring 13 points in the second half, but the Gamecocks dominated
the boards, out rebounding LSU 43-25. LSU was led in rebounds by Sa’Myah Smith, who grabbed six boards. Smith also led LSU in assists with two.
“This is just one game." Kim Mulkey said. "There are goals we have, and we’ve got to take tomorrow off
and get ready for Ole Miss. Be thankful that LSU was on this stage. Who in the world would have thought that we would be on this stage in year two of rebuilding the program?”
LSU will host Ole Miss on Thursday night at the PMAC in the Play4Kay pink out game.
LSU has four games remaining before the SEC tournament begins, where the Tigers could
earn themselves a rematch with the Gamecocks. Undoubtedly, LSU will relish a chance to play South Carolina again.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- No. 3 LSU (23-0, 11-0 SEC) remained undefeated as it took down Texas A&M (6-15, 1-10 SEC) in a 72-66 win on Sunday afternoon inside Reed Arena. “We played three tough teams in seven days and won all three,” Coach Kim Mulkey said. “I think for the last two weeks that the opponents are really playing extremely hard. They’re playing with a lot of energy and excitement. I asked the team, why do they think that’s taking place and I said, ‘understand what’s taking place here; You are becoming relevant in women’s basketball.’”
Angel Reese put together her third 20 and 20 performance of the season as she tallied 26 and hauled in 22 boards in the win. Reese broke an LSU-record 28 rebounds in her last outing against the Aggies earlier this season.
Alexis Morris followed with 22 points on 8-11 shooting in her return to Reed Arena. The Texas native played her junior season (2020-21) at Texas A&M before transferring to LSU last season.
Flau’jae Johnson was the only other Tiger to break the double-digits mark with 11 points and 6 boards.
Texas A&M’s Sahara Jones led the Aggies with 14 points. Tinyea Hylton followed with 12 of her own. Both starting post players, Jada Malone, and Aaliyah Patty, fouled out to put the Aggies in a difficult situation for the final quarter.
The Tigers have a full week off before they have a matchup next Sunday at No. 1 South Carolina at 1 p.m. CT on ESPN. The Gamecocks, who have a Thursday game at Auburn, remained undefeated with a win at No. 5 UConn earlier on Sunday. LSU and South Carolina are the only two remaining unbeaten teams in the country.
The Tigers opened Sunday’s contest with a 9-0 run as Morris and Reese led the way with 5 and 4, respectively. Morris hit her second three of the afternoon to put LSU up by 11 with three minutes left to go in the opening quarter. The Tiger defense held A&M to a 2:55 scoring drought through the second half of the first. A Morris steal led to a fast-break that was finished on the other end off a second-chance lay up from Reese to make it 18-8 before the start of the second quarter.
Johnson hit a pull up jumper to start the second quarter and she was joined a possession later as Poa hit a catch and shoot three as LSU improved to a 23-8 lead. The Tigers held on to its early lead from the first quarter as A&M had outscored LSU 10-9 halfway through the second. A triple from Hylton put the Aggies within ten for the first time since the first quarter. Another made jumper from Morris put LSU ahead 29-18 at the media timeout with 3:45 left to play before the break. Reese went 2-2 from the free throw line to secure her 23rd consecutive double-double in as many games this season, before halftime. Reese hit a driving layup to stop a 6-0 Aggie run just before the break.
The Tigers were up 39-26 at halftime and were led by Morris who scored 16 and Reese who dropped 12 points and 13 boards in the opening 20 minutes. After two quarters LSU scored 18 points in the paint and dominated the glass with 23 rebounds, 1o more than Texas A&M.
The Aggies held LSU scoreless through the opening 2:20 of the third quarter before Johnson went 1-2 from the foul line. Texas A&M made it an 8-point game after going on a 6-0 run following Johnson’s free throw. The Tigers scored 4 unanswered points to make it 44-34 just before the media timeout. After the timeout the Aggies put together another 6-0 run as they shortened the LSU lead to just 4 with less than two minutes to play in the third. A Reese layup put the Tigers ahead by 7 but a technical foul called on her led to 2 made free throws to put the A&M back within five. Morris hit a jumper with 30-seconds to go and pushed her point total to 20 before the final quarter. LSU was outscored 16-10 in the third quarter but a strong first quarter performance gave the Tigers a 49-42 leading heading into the final quarter.
Hylton scored the first points of the quarter on a three-pointer following an LSU turnover to put A&M within four points. Reese went 3-4 in two trips to the line to make it 52-45 as LSU looked to regain its comfortable lead. At the halfway point in the fourth an offensive rebound from Reese gave her the third 20 and 20 game of the season. Reese was fouled on the put back and went 2-2 to give LSU a 9-point lead. Texas A&M would not go away as it scored 4 more unanswered to put it back within five, 60-55. Johnson snagged her first steal and hit a pull up jumper on the other end to put her point total into double figures (11). Morris hit a mid range jumper and Williams went 2-2 from the stripe to make it a 6-0 LSU run. The Aggies were then sent to the foul line four times within two minutes. A&M went 7-8 to make it a 4-point game, 66-62. Resse was fouled with 1:22 to play and went 2-2 from the line to improve her total to 24, 12 of 16 from the free throw line. Poa and Reese would combine four 4 more points to hold off a late push from Texas A&M. The Tigers would hold on to their lead and improve to 23-0 after a 72-66 victory.
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By: Jordan Taylor
BATON ROUGE, LA - The 3rd ranked Lady Tigers improved to 22-0, 10-0 on Thursday Night, beating Georgia 82-77 in overtime thriller.
LSU gutted out the win in front of their home crowd after what looked like an off night for most.
The Lady Tigers fed off the energy of the crowd late while their big two got it going when they were
needed the most.
Angel Reese continues her dominance 22 games into the season, finishing with her 22nd double-double in a row.
Georgia came ready and shot extremely well from the field, but when Angel Reese got it going late in the 4th quarter and into overtime their was no answer for her presence in the paint.
Reese lead the Tigers with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Alexis Morris had a huge second half with 15 points including two big clutch free throws to close out the victory. Sa'Myah Smith came through with 10 much needed points off the bench.
In the first quarter we saw a constant rotation in the lineup as Mulkey's frustration started to boil as the turnovers piled up.
It was a strong quarter for Georgia but LSU would keep things close by finding their way to the line and getting into the bonus late in the period. Georgia still managed a 15-10 lead as we headed to the second period.
LSU needed some type of spark and that's exactly what Mulkey got when she inserted two of her bench players. Last-Tear Poa and Smith played several minutes, scoring huge baskets, sparking a 9-0 run to start the second quarter.
As we approached the four minute mark, we were tied up 23-23.
LSU struggled with Georgia's zone but kept finding their way to the free throw line to keep pace. As we
approached halftime, Alexis Morris found herself scoreless after her huge Monday night performance.
Georgia held the lead, 30-29 going into halftime. Smith was LSU's leading scorer with 8 points.
In the third period LSU started to find success in the paint and that's where the Lady Tigers lived for
the majority the rest of the way.
Morris wouldn't join the scoring until the six minute mark in the third quarter, coming through with some big baskets late in the contest.
LSU showed their toughness as they faced some adversity in the third period, getting out hustled while shooting poorly.
Georgia continued to bring the fight, going on a 6-0 run to close out the third with all the momentum, leading 55-50.
The Bulldogs found themselves building their biggest lead of the night in the final period, holding a 9 point lead, putting LSU in a huge hole.
But the Lady Tigers didn't blink as they went to work finding Angel in the paint, followed by a huge three pointer by Morris, cutting the lead to four.
The rest of the way the PMAC crowd of 8,716 came alive, helping to fuel LSU down the stretch.
Reese and Morris began to take over late, fighting and scratching as they pulled the ballgame even, 66-66 with less that a minute remaining.
LSU had a huge defensive stop with under ten seconds allowing everyone to breathe. Morris then had an opportunity to win the game in regulation, but her shot fell short sending the contest into overtime.
Both teams entered the overtime period in foul trouble and in the bonus.
LSU went ahead by three with 3:43 remaining following a Morris steal and score.
But Georgia stormed right back to tie the game at 74-74 after back to back LSU turnovers.
The biggest shot of the night came from LSU's senior leader Alexis Morris, delivering when needed the most, giving LSU a three point lead with 49 seconds remaining.
It was all guts this night as Flau'jae Johnson and Morris each sank free throws to put the game on ice and close out the 82-77 victory for LSU...
With the win, the 3rd ranked Lady Tigers now shift their attention to their third game of the week as they will hit the road to take on Texas A&M on Sunday, Feb 5th.
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