BATON ROUGE – Favorite road trip playlists will be the theme music for the LSU women’s basketball team over the next two weeks. The Lady Tigers will be away from Baton Rouge for four of the next five SEC games, beginning with No. 22 Texas A&M on Thursday, February 14, in College Station. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network Plus from Reed Arena.
LSU will take on the Aggies, Vanderbilt, No. 17 Kentucky and No. 5 Mississippi State over the next two weeks with a home game against Florida in the middle of the road sandwich on Thursday, February 21.
The Lady Tigers are 14-8 and 5-5 in the SEC following last Thursday night’s win over Arkansas at the PMAC. Junior Ayana Mitchell picked up her 12th double-double of the season with 21 points and 17 rebounds. She is second in the SEC in double-doubles this season and has 23 over her career, ranking fourth among current league players. Senior Shanice Norton pitched in 13 points and sophomores Karli Seay and Khayla Pointer each contributed 10 points each in the 71-34 victory.
Mitchell is shooting 56.0 percent from the field to lead LSU. She is fourth in the SEC in rebounds per game at 10.0 on the season. Mitchell also ranks 19th in the league with 13.3 points per game and eighth in steals per game (1.9).
Pointer ranks fourth in assists per game (4.6) and is 11th in assist-turnover ratio at 1.4. She is also ninth in steals (1.8), 14th in minutes played (31.4) and 26th in points (12.1) per game.
Faustine Aifuwa is eighth in the SEC in blocked shots per game at 1.2 and is second on the team in rebounding at 5.7 boards per game.
LSU’s scoring defense is currently ranked eighth in the nation and is first in the SEC at 54.3 points per game. The Lady Tigers have held opponents to fewer than 50 points in a game seven times this season and under 60 16 times.
Texas A&M is 18-5 (7-3 SEC) going into Thursday’s matchup. The Aggies are led by the SEC’s leading scorer Chennedy Carter, who is averaging 22.2 points per game. Kayla Wells (14.0) and Ciera Johnson (12.1) are also scoring in double figures for A&M.
This will be the 27th meeting between the schools. The series is tied at 13-13 with LSU winning in Baton Rouge on January 6, 63-52. The Aggies have won the last five meetings in College Station and are 7-1 since the loss in Baton Rouge.
Patrick Wright will call the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Fans can listen in Baton Rouge on Talk 107.3 FM and audio broadcasts are available online at LSUSports.net/live. Affiliates KDBS/KSYL (Alexandria), WWWL (New Orleans), KRUS (Ruston), and WFCG (Franklinton) will carry the game.
Mike Wright and Steve Miller will call the game on the SEC Network.
* Sophomore Rakell Spencer will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered against Arkansas last week.
* Basketball Travelers, Inc. announced the field for the 2019 Junkanoo Jam on Wednesday. LSU will be joined by Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Memphis, Michigan State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and Vanderbilt in the 17th annual Bahamas-based tournament. Dates for the tournament are November 27-December 1, 2019. It will be LSU’s first appearance in the tournament.
How to Watch
Fans can watch the SEC Network through their cable or satellite provider (AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Hulu Live TV, Google Fiber or Suddenlink.
The SEC Network Plus is available through the ESPN app and a link on LSUsports.net or SECsports.com. A cable or satellite subscription with AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Hulu Live TV Google Fiber or Suddenlink is necessary to login to SECN+. The ESPN app is also available through the following OTT streaming devices: Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
LSU is off this weekend before heading out on the road for four of the last six games of the regular season. The Lady Tigers’ next game will be at Texas A&M on Thursday, February 14.
Group and single game ticket information:
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. – Play4Kay/Pink Game – vs. Florida
Geaux Clear at the PMAC
Fans are reminded that the Geaux Clear Policy will be in effect for all LSU women’s basketball home games. Diaper bags must be clear and no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”. Backpacks, including drawstring/synch bags are strictly prohibited.
Fans with medically-necessary items will be allowed to enter the PMAC following a more thorough search at the designated inspection points. The lower level inspection will take place at the southeast corner entrance near the elevator and upper level inspection is available at the S concourse near the Ticket Office.
For other updates, information is available on LSUSports.net.
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