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Instant Analysis: No. 7 LSU women’s basketball stunned on the road against Auburn

LSU women’s basketball’s nation-high 16-game winning streak came to an end in Auburn, Alabama, on Sunday afternoon. Coach Kim Mulkey’s team fell 67-62 to Auburn, falling to 16-2 on the season and suffering its first loss in SEC play after a 3-0 start.

Despite starting SEC play with an 0-3 record, Auburn gave LSU all it could handle from the jump. It led by eight after the first quarter, though it relinquished that lead before halftime.

LSU still led by one entering the fourth quarter, but it scored just 10 points in the final frame as it shot an abysmal 2 of 11. Still, Angel Reese had a shot down two in the final seconds, but a turnover sealed the Tigers’ fate.

They shot just 41.8% from the field in the game and didn’t hit a single three. LSU relied heavily on free throws, of which it made 16 of 25, but that still wasn’t enough.

Reese (24 points, 11 rebounds) and Aneesah Morrow (12 points, 15 rebounds) both recorded double-doubles, but Flau’Jae Johnson was the only other player to score in double figures with 12 points.

LSU suffered its first SEC loss of the year despite winning the rebounding and turnover battles.

Now, the Tigers will only have a couple of days to lick their wounds before they return to the court to take on Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Thursday night.

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