Lady Tigers to Host Final Exhibition Tuesday
BATON ROUGE - The LSU women's basketball team faces one final exhibition tune-up prior to the start of the regular season as the Lady Tigers host Division II school North Alabama at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Admission to the exhibition is free of charge. Doors to the Maravich Center open at 6 p.m.
Live streaming video is available to members of the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/live. There will be no radio broadcast to accompany the video of the exhibition games. Non-members can join the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/join and watch 15 women's and eight men's games this season.
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LSU used a solid defensive effort to blowout Xavier of Louisiana, 75-34, in its first exhibition game on Thursday. All five Lady Tiger starters recorded double-digit scoring, including a game-high 18 points from senior guard Adrienne Webb. The Gold Nuggets shot only 24.1 percent, but Webb said the Lady Tigers could be better from a rebounding standpoint.
"We want to continue to carry over what we have done in practice this week into the game," said Webb. "We didn't do so well boxing out in the first game and that led to second-chance points."
Head coach Nikki Caldwell is expected to go with the same starting lineup as the first exhibition, one that included Webb, Jeanne Kenney, Bianca Lutley, Theresa Plaisance and Shanece McKinney. The Lady Tigers will have a full roster of 10 players on Tuesday as freshmen Danielle Ballard, Kuaneshia Baker and Derreyal Youngblood return after serving a one-game suspension.
"Danielle Ballard is a crafty scorer," said Webb. "She knows how to get open, get around the defense and get other people open."
North Alabama, a member of the Gulf South Conference in NCAA Division II, returns six letterwinners from a team that went 15-13 last season. The Lions were defeated by Tennessee State, 69-58, in its lone exhibition on Nov. 1.
LSU officially opens the season against Wichita State at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Maravich Center. Doors to the Maravich Center open at 1 p.m.