Da Boot Sports
By: David Penn
BATON ROUGE, LA - If you haven’t been a part of the electric atmosphere at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, you still have a chance. The Athletic Coach of the Year and LSU Lady Tigers Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey is set to lead the #3 seed Lady Tigers into battle after posting a 25-5 record in her first season in Baton Rouge. The 8th ranked Lady Tigers will host the 14th seeded Jackson State Lady Tigers in Baton Rouge on Saturday March 19th in the PMAC.
This will be LSU's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2018...
The LSU Lady Tigers are led by Khayla Pointer who has averaged 19 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. Alexis
Morris has averaged 15.8 ppg. On the glass, Autumn Newby and Faustine Aifuwa combined for 433 rebounds with Newby averaging 8.1 rpg and Aifuwa grabbing 6.6 rpg, the Lady Tigers average 43.5 rebounds a game while allowing 34.6 rebounds to the other team.
Coach Mulkey was recently named a semifinalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award and Pointer was named a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award.
Coach Mulkey had this to say about the NCAA tournament, “You just get excited for the people sitting there that are going
to get to see first and second round deal here at the PMAC and for those players that have never been a part of this and that’s my excitement. Certainly the competitive spirit comes out of me as we get closer to the games, but great crowd there for the announcement and it’s here, this is going to be fun. No matter how it ends, when it ends, what happens it’s fun.”