LSU Women's Basketball Report - Jan. 20

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

Overall Record: 14-4
SEC Record: 3-2
SEC Standings: Tied for 3rd
AP Top 25 Ranking: No. 15
RPI Ranking: No. 4

Last Week
Jan. 16 – at Missouri [W, 87-60]
Jan. 19 – at No. 24 Vanderbilt [L, 79-70]

This Week
Jan. 23 – Auburn [7 p.m.; TV/Audio:; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM]
Jan. 26 – at Ole Miss [1 p.m.; TV: SEC TV; Radio: Talk 107.3 FM,]

Nominee for SEC Player of the Week

Jeanne Kenney, G, 5-8, Sr., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kenney notched a balanced 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per set as LSU moved up two spots into a third-place tie in the SEC standings. The senior guard exploded for a career-high 30 points which enabled the Lady Tigers to wipe away an early 10-point hole at Missouri. The last time a LSU player amassed 30 points in a game was Allison Hightower against Ole Miss during the 2009-10 season. Kenney equaled a career-best and buried six of LSU’s single game program record 13 three-pointers, a record that dated back to the 1994-95 season. She also knocked a career-high 10 free throws during the win. Kenney tacked on nine points, six rebounds and three assists at Vanderbilt.   

Weekly Totals


Notes on the Tigers
No. 14 LSU took down Missouri before falling to No. 24 Vanderbilt during its road games last week. The Lady Tigers are now 14-4 overall, 3-2 in SEC action and sit in a four-way tie for third place in the league standings. During the Missouri game, LSU erased a 10-point deficit in the first half. The Lady Tigers buried 13 three-pointers which was a program single game record. The previous LSU single game mark was 12 triples against Jackson State on Feb. 9, 1995. LSU’s defense surrendered a 52 percent shooting clip to Vanderbilt. In three of the four losses for the Lady Tigers on the season, the opponent has hit over 50 percent from the floor. LSU has three players average in double figures last week. Jeanne Kenney led the way with 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Kenney poured in a career-best 30 points ignited by a career-high tying six three-pointers at Missouri. It was one of eight 30-point performances by an SEC player this season. Theresa Plaisance, the only SEC player named to the Wooden Award Midseason List, secured 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Her 15 points at Missouri enabled her to become the 31st player in program history to surpass 1,000 career points. The New Orleans native enters this week’s action with eight straight games with 10-plus points, and she’s also six rebounds away from 500 for her career. Danielle Ballard came away with 12.5 points, 5.0 rebound and 4.0 assists per game. Ballard racked up 23 points versus Vanderbilt, her second-highest scoring output of the season. In fact, Ballard has had her two highest scoring efforts playing in her home state of Tennessee. Anne Pedersen recorded a career-high 13 points fueled by a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point territory at Missouri. It was the first time in her career to reach double figures. LSU returns home to face Auburn [Thursday – 7 p.m.] before traveling to face Ole Miss [Sunday – 1 p.m. on SEC TV].




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