LSU women’s basketball holds on to get revenge over Auburn

It was a bit close for comfort, but LSU’s women’s basketball team was able to weather the storm to get revenge over the Auburn team that beat it last month, winning 71-66 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Thursday night.

The game was tight in the first quarter, but the Tigers stretched a 10-point lead at the half. In the third quarter, Auburn outscored LSU, but coach Kim Mulkey’s team still held a nine-point lead entering the final frame.

That’s when things got a little bit dicey. LSU’s stars found themselves in foul trouble, and Auburn managed to cut the lead to just three with under three minutes to play.

However, that was the closest it would make it as the Tigers held on to win their fifth game in a row and avenge one of their three conference losses.

Angel Reese finished the game with 25 points and 20 rebounds despite recording four fouls, but Flau'Jae Johnson (11 points) was the only other starter to score in double figures.

LSU relied on its bench, particularly Last-Tear Poa, who had 13 points in the win, second only behind Reese.

It wasn’t exactly how the Tigers drew it up, but it’s a game they desperately needed to win. Now with just three games left in the regular season, LSU will be back in action on Sunday morning for what will likely be its toughest remaining test on the road against Tennessee.

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