Lady Tigers On The Road at Ole Miss
BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s basketball team heads out on the road to take on SEC foe Ole Miss on Thursday, January 10, at 7 p.m. in Oxford. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network Plus (SECN+).
The Lady Tigers are 10-4 (1-1 SEC) on the season following Sunday’s big home win against then-No. 21 Texas A&M, 63-52. Sophomore Khayla Pointer poured in 22 points for the Lady Tigers, while junior Ayana Mitchell posted her seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Mitchell is shooting 58.0 percent from the field and is fourth in the SEC in rebounds per game with a 10.1 average. She also ranks 18th in the league with 13.4 points per game and is tied for 10th with 1.9 steals per game.
Pointer is second on the squad at 12.6 points per game. She also ranks fifth in the SEC with 4.9 assists per contest and is shooting 48.2 percent from the field.
Sophomore Faustine Aifuwa rounds out the trio of every-game starters and is averaging 8.9 points and 6.0 boards per game with 18 blocked shots.
LSU’s scoring defense continues to be among the tops in the nation, currently eighth, and is second in the SEC by holding opponents to 52.1 points per game. The Lady Tigers have also won or tied the battle of the boards in 12 of 14 games this season.
Ole Miss is 6-10 on the season and 0-2 in SEC play. The Rebels are led by redshirt senior Crystal Allen who is averaging 18.3 points per game and is the only player to start all 16 games this season. Redshirt senior Shandricka Sessom leads the squad with 5.7 rebounds per game after missing the majority of last season with a knee injury.
This will be the 58th meeting between the schools. The Lady Tigers hold a 35-22 lead in the series and won last year’s only meeting 84-55, in Baton Rouge on Feb. 15. LSU has won the last four games in the series and 10 of the last 11 games.
Patrick Wright will call the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Fans can listen in Baton Rouge on Talk 107.3 FM and audio broadcasts are available online at LSUSports.net/live. Affiliates KXZZ (Lake Charles, Louisiana), KVPI (Ville Platte, Louisiana) and KASR (Little Rock, Arkansas) will also carry the game.
Richard Cross and Lindsay Roy will call the game on the SEC Network Plus.
How to Watch
Fans can watch the SEC Network through their cable or satellite provider (AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber or Suddenlink.
The SEC Network Plus is available through the ESPN app and a link on LSUsports.net or SECsports.com. A cable or satellite subscription with AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber or Suddenlink is necessary to login to SECN+. The ESPN app is also available through the following OTT streaming devices: Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
LSU returns home on Sunday, January 13 against nationally-ranked South Carolina. Game time is set for 4 p.m. in the PMAC
Group and single game ticket information for the Sunday, January 13 game against South Carolina is available at LSUtix.net.
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