LSU women’s basketball uses strong 4th quarter to beat the Aggies

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The LSU women’s basketball team beat Texas A&M 75-66. It is the second top 25 team that LSU has beaten this season. The Tigers trailed going into the fourth quarter 49-46 but outscored the Aggies 29 to 17 to improve to 14-1 on the season.

Alexis Morris led LSU in scoring with 30 points on 9-for-16 from the field, she also hit 4-of-9 three-point shots. Morris also did a great job getting to the free-throw line converting on 8-of 12 free throws. 23 of Morris’s 30 points came in the second half.

LSU’s leading scorer Khayla Pointer pitched in with 17 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. Jalin Cherry also added ten points for the Tigers.

The Tigers’ defense held the Aggies’ two leading scorers in check. Kayla Wells was held to 13 points on 5-18 shooting from the field. Jordan Nixon shot 1-of-11 from the field and scored just seven points. Texas A&M just shot 32.9% from the field. LSU outrebounded Texas A&M 49 to 39, including 16 offensive rebounds. Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey thought rebounding was key.

“This is going to be the way it is, it’s the SEC,” said head coach Kim Mulkey. “There are a lot of good players, coaches, and teams. I thought rebounding was key when we were not able to make shots and when we were struggling. The crowd got into it, they helped us get over the hump.”

Up next for LSU will be another top 25 against probably the best team in the country South Carolina at home on Thursday. The Gamecocks lost to Missouri on Friday night. The Tigers will need to continue their strong defensive play to be able to beat South Carolina.