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Women's Basketball Travels to No. 16/17 Texas A&M

Judy Willson
Judy Willson
Communications Associate

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women’s basketball team (12-5, 4-2 SEC) takes on nationally-ranked Texas A&M on Monday, Jan. 22, in the first of three consecutive games against Top 25 teams. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. CT at Reed Arena in College Station.

 

Monday’s game will be televised on the SEC Network, and broadcast worldwide on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Brenda VanLengen and Carol Ross 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.

 

This will be the 23rd meeting between LSU and No. 16/17 Texas A&M (15-5, 4-2 SEC). The series is tied at 11-11 with the Aggies holding the edge in College Station, 7-3. Texas A&M is led by freshman Chennedy Carter with 21.3 points per game. Three other Aggies are also averaging double figures, senior Khaalia Hillsman with 15.9, junior Danni Williams at 14.9 and junior Anriel Howard with 11.2 points per game. Howard is averaging a double-double with 12.5 rebounds per game, while Carter adds to the scoring with 98 assists.

 

The teams split last season’s pair of games with both games decided by less than five points. A&M won the game in College Station, 54-52 exactly a year ago on Jan. 22, while the Lady Tigers took the game in Baton Rouge, 67-63 on Feb. 16, 2017.

 

LSU is currently 11-2 when every day starters Raigyne Louis, Chloe Jackson and Ayana Mitchell score 10 or more points in the same game. When Mitchell scores 10 or more points in a game, LSU is 16-5.

 

Jackson leads LSU with 17.4 points per game. That number jumps to 22.0 points per game in SEC play this season. The junior from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has scored 20 or more points in five of LSU’s six SEC games this season, including a season-high 26 against Auburn on Jan. 18, with 11 points in the sixth game. Jackson also leads LSU in steals with 39.

 

Louis is averaging 15.4 points per game and bolstering the team scoring with 60 assists on the season. Mitchell leads LSU with 6.9 rebounds per game to go along with her 8.6 points per game. Louis also has 5.4 boards per game, followed by Faustine Aifuwa with 5.1 per game.  Aifuwa, who recently moved into the starting lineup, also leads the team with 29 blocked shots.

 

We Back Pat Week

The Lady Tigers’ game at Texas A&M is one of many being played in the SEC and around the nation this week as a part of We Back Pat Week. In partnership with The Pat Summitt Foundation, teams are raising awareness to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. LSU will host its annual We Back Pat game on Sunday, Jan. 28 against Tennessee at Noon in the Maravich Center.

 

LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates – at Texas A&M

Monday’s game at Texas A&M will be carried on WBRP, Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge.

 

What’s New This Season at the PMAC

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.

 

Plan Ahead

Fans can get tickets ahead of time for the five remaining Lady Tigers home games at the Maravich Center. Single game tickets and group packages are available at LSUtix.net.

  • Jan. 28 vs. Tennessee – We Back Pat & Pack the PMAC: Tickets are available for $1 and fans will receive a poster honoring the 2008 Women’s Final Four team. It is also Dads and Daughters Day
  • Feb. 1 vs. Georgia – National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Girls and women of all ages will receive tickets for $2
  • Feb. 11 vs. Texas A&M – Alumni Game: Giving away white Mardi Gras t-shirts on National White Shirt Day
  • 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

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