Women's Hoops Hosts No. 14 Texas A&M For Mardi Gras
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women’s basketball team (15-7, 7-4 SEC) hosts No. 14/14 Texas A&M in a return game on Sunday, Feb. 11. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. CT at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Sunday’s 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.
With Mardi Gras season in full swing, fans attending Sunday’s game will receive a Mardi Gras beads t-shirt, beads and King Cake will be served. Before the game, the Lady Tigers will host a Mommy & Me Clinic at 12:15 p.m. in the Women’s Basketball Practice Gym.
Pre-game will also feature a game ball presentation to Raigyne Louis for scoring her 1,500th career point on against Tennessee on January 28. Louis is the only player in Lady Tigers’ history to record 1,500 points, 600 rebounds, 250 steals and 300 assists in a career.
This will be the 24th meeting between LSU and Texas A&M (19-6, 8-3 SEC). The Aggies leads the series 12-11 following a 69-59 win over the Lady Tigers in College Station on Jan. 22. LSU holds a 6-4 edge in Baton Rouge.
Texas A&M is led by freshman guard Chennedy Carter. Carter averages 21.5 points per game for the Aggies. Senior Khaalia Hillsman averages 15.1 points and 7.6 boards per contest, while junior Anriel Howard averages a double-double with 11.4 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.
LSU is currently in a tie for sixth place with Missouri 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 27.
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 17.6 points per game. That number jumps to 20.4 points per game in SEC play this season. The junior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has scored 20 or more points in seven of LSU’s 11 SEC games this season, including a season-high 26 against Auburn on Jan. 18. Jackson is also tied for the LSU lead in steals with 48.
Louis is averaging 15.8 points per game and bolstering the team scoring with 84 assists on the season. She is averaging 7.0 assists per game in the last three contests. Louis is second on the team in steals with 47.
Mitchell leads LSU with 7.9 rebounds per game to go along with her 9.5 points per game. Louis also has 5.5 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 5.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.
LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates – vs. Texas A&M
Sunday’s game at Auburn 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
Fans can get tickets ahead of time for the two remaining Lady Tigers home games 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. 15 vs. Ole Miss – Annual Play4Kay Pink Game: Cancer Survivors receive free admission to the game. It is also Student Point Night
- 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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