LSU Women's Basketball Report - Jan. 6

LSU's Jeanne Kenney
LSU's Jeanne Kenney
Steve Franz
Matt Dunaway
Matt Dunaway

Overall Record: 12-2
SEC Record: 1-0
SEC Standings: Tied for 1st
AP Top 25 Ranking: No. 12

Last Week
Dec. 30 – Jackson State [W, 72-45]
Jan. 2 – at No. 5 Tennessee [W, 80-77]
Jan. 5 – at Tulane [W, 63-35]

This Week
Jan. 7 – Nikki Caldwell Show [7 p.m. at T.J. Ribs on Acadian; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge,]
Jan. 9 – Texas A&M [6 p.m.; TV: CST; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge,]
Jan. 12 – Florida [12 p.m.; TV: ESPNU; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge,]

Nominee for SEC Player of the Week

Jeanne Kenney, G, 5-8, Sr., Baton Rouge, La.
Kenney led LSU to a 3-0 week highlighted by a road victory over defending SEC champion and No. 5 Tennessee. It was LSU’s first road win over a Top 5 opponent since the Lady Tigers knocked off then No. 1 Tennessee on Feb. 14, 2008 coupled with the Lady Vols first loss during a SEC opener since the 1996-97 season, a run of 16 consecutive wins. Kenney posted 17.7 points, 4.7 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. Her 14 assists enabled her to surpass 300 for her career. She was 15-of-26 from the floor highlighted by 12 three-pointers and a flawless 11-for-11 effort at the foul line. Kenney matched a career-high 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting aided by a career-best six triples versus Jackson State. The Baton Rouge native tacked on 14 points, five assists and three rebounds during the Tennessee game. The senior point guard fueled LSU’s offense to 80 points which is most allowed by the Lady Vols this season. Kenney knocked down a quartet of three-balls in the first 3:10 of the contest to vault LSU to a 12-0 advantage at Tulane. She finished with a game-leading 17 points, five assists and three rebounds. 

Weekly Totals


Notes on the Tigers
No. 16 LSU picked up three victories last week highlighted by an 80-77 win at No. 5 Tennessee to open SEC action to run its record to 12-2 for the season. It was the Lady Tigers first win over Tennessee since the 2008-09 season, and the program’s first road win over a Top 5 opponent since a 78-62 victory over then No. 1 Tennessee on Feb. 14, 2008. LSU also snapped a three-year losing streak to Tulane and held the Green Wave to 11 field goals during an impressive 63-35 win over the Green Wave. The Lady Tigers had four players average double figures led by Jeanne Kenney’s 17.7 points and 4.7 assists per game. She came away with 22 points to match a career-high highlighted by a career-best six triples against Jackson State. Kenney hit four straight three-pointers to begin the Tulane game and finished with 17 points to go along with five assists. The Baton Rouge native also surpassed 300 career assists. Theresa Plaisance tacked on 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. She compiled her third double-double of the season, 15 points and 14 rebounds, against Tulane. She also secured a 15-point effort at Tennessee. Danielle Ballard added 11.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game. She exploded for 25 points to equal a career-high and eight of her career-best 11 field goals came on layups versus Tennessee. DaShawn Harden chipped in 10.0 points per game off the bench. She scored all 17 of LSU’s bench points at Tennessee and recorded 11 points against Tulane. It was the first time since opening weekend that Harden has posted consecutive 10-plus scoring performances. The Lady Tigers will play host to Texas A&M [Thursday – 6 p.m. on Cox Sports Television] and Florida [Sunday – 12 p.m. on ESPNU] this week at the Maravich Center. 





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