Women's Basketball Hosts Ole Miss in Play4Kay Game
LSU Sports Interactive
BATON ROUGE, La. – It is mid-February which means LSU women’s basketball fans get to wear their pink Lady Tigers gear for the annual Play4Kay game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The LSU women’s basketball team (16-7, 8-4 SEC), coming off a big upset of nationally-ranked Texas A&M, hosts Ole Miss on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the annual game to raise awareness and funding for women’s cancer research and honor female cancer survivors.
Cancer survivors will be admitted to the game for free and recognized during the game. Guests of survivors may purchase $2.00 tickets.
Game time on Thursday evening is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on the SEC Network Plus, and broadcast worldwide on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Lyn Rollins and Victor Howell will call the action for SECN+, while Patrick Wright handles the radio duties. Links to audio, video and live stats are available at LSUsports.net.
It will also be Throwback Thursday at the PMAC as the first 1,000 fans will receive pink yo-yos.
Pregame will also feature recognition of LSU assistant coach Mickie DeMoss being named to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
This will be the 57th meeting between LSU and Ole Miss (11-14, 1-11 SEC). The Lady Tigers lead the series 34-22 and hold a 15-9 edge in Baton Rouge.
Ole Miss is led by junior guard Madinah Muhammad, who is averaging 17.0 points per game. Junior point guard Alissa Alston is averaging 15.1 points and 4.5 assists per game, while sophomore Bree Glover averages 5.0 rebounds per game.
LSU is currently in a three-way tie for fifth place with Missouri and Texas A&M in the SEC standings. LSU has seen its rating percentage index (RPI) jump from 61 going into SEC play to 25 following the victory over Kentucky, putting the Lady Tigers in the national conversation for an NCAA bid. LSU’s RPI is currently 25.
The trio of everyday starters Raigyne Louis, Chloe Jackson and Ayana Mitchell continue to lead the Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers are currently 13-4 over the past two seasons when Louis, Jackson and Mitchell score 10 or more points in the same game. When Mitchell scores 10 or more points in a game, LSU is 18-7.
Jackson, a top 10 candidate for the inaugural Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, leads LSU with 18.0 points per game. That number jumps to 20.9 points per game in SEC play this season. The junior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has scored 20 or more points in eight of LSU’s 12 SEC games this season, including a season-high 27 against Texas A&M on Feb. 11. Jackson is also tied for the LSU lead in steals with 48.
Louis is averaging 16.3 points per game and bolstering the team scoring with 87 assists on the season. Louis is tied with Jackson in steals with 48.
Mitchell leads LSU with 7.8 rebounds per game to go along with her 9.5 points per game. Louis also has 5.6 boards per game and Jackson averages 4.8 per game.
Redshirt freshman Faustine Aifuwa is making her presence felt in the paint. Aifuwa leads the team with 36 blocked shots and averages 5.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates – vs. Ole Miss
Thursday’s game against Ole Miss will be carried on flagship station WBRP, Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge and the following LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates:
- Alexandria – KDBS – 1410 AM
- Bogalusa – WBOX – 92.9 FM
- Lake Charles – KXZZ – 1580 AM
- New Orleans – WWWL – 1350 AM/103.7 FM
- Natchez, Miss. – KZKR – 105.1 FM
- Tylertown, Miss. – WFCG – 107.3 FM
Fans can get tickets ahead of time for the Lady Tigers home finale at the Maravich Center. Single game tickets and group packages are available at LSUtix.net. Follow the LSU Ticket Office on Twitter at @LSUtix for updates.
- Feb. 25 vs. Alabama – Senior Tribute: Join us as we honor senior Raigyne Louis in her final home game; Alumnae Game
PMAC Game Policies
Fans are reminded that the Geaux Clear Policy will be in effect for all LSU women’s basketball home games. A full listing of acceptable items to bring into the PMAC is available on LSUsports.net. Fans can also follow LSU Game Operations on Twitter at @LSUGameOps.
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