Women's Hoops Returns from Break to Face JSU
BATON ROUGE – The No. 16 LSU women’s basketball team returns to action following a 10-day holiday break and looks to begin a new winning streak Monday when Jackson State visits the Maravich Center.
Monday’s tip time is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be carried by Cox Sports Television with Lyn Rollins and Victor Howell will call the action. The LSU Sports Radio Network will broadcast the game on Talk 107.3 FM in the Baton Rouge. Live video and live audio also will be available for Geaux Zone subscribers at LSUsports.net/live. Patrick Wright, the voice of the Lady Tigers, will have the radio call.
Tickets are on-sale at www.LSUtix.net starting as low as $2. The Jackson State game is the first of a four-game holiday package that can be purchased for $20 which also includes a 200-level reserved ticket to LSU’s first three SEC home games against Texas A&M (Jan. 9), Florida (Jan. 12) and Auburn (Jan. 23). The first 1,000 fans to Monday’s game will receive a set of team trading cards.
Last time out, LSU (9-2) had its seven-game winning streak come to close during an 89-79 setback at North Carolina State. The Wolfpack led for a majority of the contest, shot 52.5 percent from the floor and compiled a 40-22 advantage in points in the paint.
The Lady Tigers have won 10 of the previous 12 meetings with Jackson State (2-7) which includes six straight since the 1994-95 season. The two teams are meeting for the first time since the 2008 NCAA Tournament First Round, a 66-32 LSU win.
LSU has won all five of its home decisions this season by an average of 20.6 points per game. The Lady Tigers have won 20 of 23 games at the Maravich Center under head coach Nikki Caldwell.
LSU is being led by Raigyne Moncrief’s 13.4 points per game which is second among SEC freshmen. She is the only Lady Tiger to start in all 11 games and has poured in 10-plus points eight times. On the defensive end, Moncrief is third nationally among freshmen and has posted 28 steals.
Theresa Plaisance has provided a spark off the bench during LSU’s last four games. She has secured 14.0 points per game over that stretch and is coming off an 18-point effort at North Carolina State. Plaisance also has hauled in a team-leading 7.2 rebounds per game.
LSU has had five additional players average over 5.0 points per game. Jeanne Kenney will look to build on a season-high 17 points during the NC State game. She also dished out five assists to go along with four steals. Rina Hill exploded for a career-high 15 points and was 7-of-8 from the floor against the Wolfpack.
Jackson State has dropped all six of its road decisions on the season and is coming off an 83-48 loss to Western Kentucky on Dec. 15. Ayanna Hardy-Fuller has secured a team-leading 11.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
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