Lady Tigers Close Out Pre-Conference Play at Home
BATON ROUGE -- The LSU women's basketball team seeks to bounce back against New Orleans in its final non-conference game of the season on New Year's Eve Monday at 2 p.m. CT in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The game will be carried on the LSU Sports Radio Network on 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge and to members of the Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net/live. Geaux Zone members can also watch live HD video of the game. In-game updates are available via Twitter at www.Twitter.com/LSUwbkb.
Doors to the arena open at 1 p.m. The first 500 in attendance will receive free Lady Tiger New Year's Eve celebration hats.
The Lady Tigers (8-4) suffered a 76-70 loss at Florida Gulf Coast, one of the nation's top mid-major programs, on Friday in Fort Myers, Fla. LSU faces one final tune-up on Monday prior to beginning its Southeastern Conference slate, which will feature five road games in the month of January.
The Privateers (1-12) have lost 10 consecutive games and recorded their only win of the season on Nov. 20 by a score of 68-58 to Arkansas-Monticello. LSU leads the all-time series with UNO, 21-5, and the Lady Tigers have won the last six in a row. UNO has not defeated LSU since March 1, 1993.
LSU's balanced scoring attack features four double-figure scorers led by Theresa Plaisance, who continues to be the SEC's top scorer with 18.1 points per game. Plaisance scored a team-high 19 points in 27 minutes at Florida Gulf Coast before fouling out with less than nine minutes to play.
Following her eighth double-digit game in her last nine contests, freshman Danielle Ballard has taken over second on the team in scoring with 14.3 points per game. Ballard is now tied for the SEC lead in freshmen scoring with Tennessee's Bashaara Graves. Both are ninth overall in the league in scoring.
Junior guard Jeanne Kenney ranks among the top six in the SEC in assists with a team-high 4.4 per game.
As a team, LSU continues to shine offensively having produced five consecutive 70-point games. The Lady Tigers are posting 73.8 points per game and shooting 44.3 percent.
Following Monday's game, LSU will prepare for its SEC opener as Ole Miss comes to Baton Rouge for a 7 p.m. tipoff on Thursday, Jan. 3.