SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The LSU women's basketball team travels to the Anaconda Sports "The Rock" Seton Hall Classic for a two-day tournament this weekend as the Lady Tigers take on Massachusetts at 3 p.m. CST Friday and Seton Hall at 3 p.m. CST Saturday in Walsh Gymnasium.
Both games can be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network on 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge and in the Geaux Zone on www.LSUsports.net/live. Live updates can be followed on www.Twitter.com/LSUwbkb and www.Facebook.com/LSUwbkb.
The Lady Tigers (0-2) are seeking their first victory of the season after a pair of losses to quality Big 10 Conference teams. LSU stood toe to toe with seventh-ranked Ohio State on Wednesday night, rallying from an 11-point deficit in the final minutes before losing by a score of 59-55 in the Maravich Center.
UMass (0-2) lost to George Mason in its season-opener on Nov. 12 and they were defeated by Providence, 71-48, last time out on Nov. 14. They are led by senior guard Cerie Mosgrove, who averages 13.5 points and 6.0 rebounds. Mosgrove is one of the top 3-point shooters in UMass history, ranking eighth all-time in that category with 96.
Seton Hall (1-1) is coming off a 72-59 win at home to Temple on Tuesday night. The Pirates feature three double-digit scorers, including junior guard Jasmine Crew (16.5 ppg) and junior forward Kandice Green (11.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg).
LSU has never faced UMass or Seton Hall and it is the Lady Tigers' first trip to the state of New Jersey since taking on Rutgers on Nov. 25, 2007. LSU will return to the Northeast during Thanksgiving weekend for the World Vision Classic hosted by top-ranked Connecticut in Storrs.
Eason, the Southeastern Conference leader in assist to turnover ratio (8.0), scored 12 against the Buckeyes. Webb rallied LSU in the second half as she finished with 16 points, representing the second time in her career that she has reached double-figures in consecutive games. She ranks sixth in the SEC in points per game with 16.5.
The Lady Tigers' front court has been paced by junior forward Taylor Turnbow. Turnbow is averaging 7.0 points and a team-high 7.0 rebounds in two games. She ranks third in the SEC in blocks with six.