Women's Hoops Face Texas Tech in Big 12/SEC Challenge
BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s basketball team (3-3) will face Texas Tech in the leadoff game of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Lubbock, Texas. The challenge event is in its fourth season and the second season in which 10 SEC squads play every team from the Big 12. Three games will be contested on Thursday with the remaining seven games played over the following three days.
Thursday’s game will be livestreamed on FOX Sports Southwest Plus and broadcast worldwide on the LSU Sports Radio Network and locally in Baton Rouge on flagship station Talk 107.3 FM. Links to audio, video and live stats are available at LSUSports.net.
This will be the 10th meeting between LSU and Texas Tech (3-2). LSU has the series lead, 8-1 with the last meeting occurring on Nov. 13, 2005, a 76-68 victory. The teams have two common opponents this season in Texas and Texas A&M. LSU lost to the nationally-ranked Longhorns, 75-66, last week in Las Vegas, while the Lady Raiders lost to the Aggies on Sunday, 90-56.
Senior Raigyne Louis is averaging 18.0 points per game to lead LSU. She recorded her 22nd consecutive double-digit scoring performance on Nov. 25 against Saint Louis with 23 points in the 71-59 win. It was also the second game in a row that Louis and junior Chloe Jackson scored 20 or more points in a game. Against nationally-ranked Texas on Nov. 24, Jackson scored a team-high 23 points, while Louis scored 20. Jackson also scored 23 points against Saint Louis on Saturday.
Louis is getting close to another LSU milestone. She needs four assists to become the fifth Lady Tiger with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 steals and 275 assists in a career. The preseason All-SEC Coaches selection goes into the Texas Tech game with 1,323 points, 595 rebounds, 242 steals and 271 assists.
The freshmen class is making the most of their opportunities early on with this young team. Three true freshmen have made at least one start so far this season. Khayla Pointer and Raven Farley have started the last three LSU games, beginning with Nicholls on Nov. 21. Jailin Cherry made her first collegiate start in a Lady Tiger uniform on Nov. 10 against No. 23/22 USF. Redshirt freshman Faustine Aifuwa has made two starts, against Southeastern Louisiana and Northern Colorado. Aifuwa leads the team in field goal shooting at 63.0 percent.
LSU takes a nine-day break for Fall semester finals. The Lady Tigers will return to action at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 with a road trip to Tulane. The game in New Orleans will be televised on COX Sports Television and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network with Patrick Wright bringing the play-by-play action.
The Lady Tigers next home game is set for Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. against UL Lafayette. There are several promotions lined up for the final women’s basketball home game before the holidays. The annual Toys For Tots drive will take place along with a Tiger Girl Clinic and Girl Scouts Day. Fans will receive an LSU scarf as they enter the arena.
What’s New This Season at the PMAC
Fans are reminded that the Geaux Clear Policy will be in effect for all LSU women’s basketball home games. An change to the policy is the inclusion of diaper bags. Diaper bags must be clear and no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”. Backpacks, including drawstring/synch bags are strictly prohibited.
Fans with medically-necessary items will be allowed to enter the PMAC following a more thorough search at the designated inspection points. The lower level inspection will take place at the southeast corner entrance near the elevator and upper level inspection is available at the S concourse near the Ticket Office.
For other updates, information is available on LSUSports.net.
Cool Promotions and Great Ticket Discounts
Fans can check out this season’s full schedule of LSU women’s basketball promotions and giveaways at LSUSports.net/promotions. The schedule is highlighted by the annual Gold Game on Sunday, Jan. 7, Pack the PMAC on Sunday, Jan. 28, and the annual Play4Kay Pink Game on Thursday, Feb. 15. The annual Alumni Day game will be held on Mardi Gras weekend, Sunday, Feb. 11.
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