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Women's Basketball Hosts 'We Back Pat' Game

Judy Willson
Judy Willson
Communications Associate

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women’s basketball team (12-6, 4-3 SEC) takes on nationally-ranked Tennessee on Sunday, Jan. 28, in the annual We Back Pat game. Tipoff is set for Noon CT at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.


Sunday’s game will be televised on the SEC Network, and broadcast worldwide on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Cara Capuano and Steffi Sorensen will call the action for SECN, while Patrick Wright handles the radio duties. Links to audio, video and live stats are available at


For the seventh consecutive year the SEC and its 14-member institutions have organized a We Back Pat Week to focus on bringing awareness and recognition to The Pat Summitt Foundation and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease. This Sunday wraps up the week and the LSU staff will be wearing We Back Pat shirts for the game.


It is also Pack the PMAC Day. Tickets are available for $1 for all fans and members of the Dads and Daughters program get in free to the game. The first 1,000 fans will receive a 2008 Women’s Final Four commemorative poster. Teams of Tomorrow (TOTS) will perform at halftime.


This will be the 63rd meeting between LSU and No. 10/10 Tennessee (17-3, 5-2 SEC). The Lady Vols lead the series 48-14, holding the edge in Baton Rouge, 15-7. The Lady Vols won last year’s meeting in Knoxville, 77-58 on Feb. 2, 2017.


Tennessee is led by seniors Jaime Nared with 17.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game and Mercedes Russell with 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Russell is eighth in the nation with a 64.1 field goal shooting percentage.


LSU is currently 11-3 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 16-6.


Jackson leads LSU with 17.2 points per game. That number jumps to 20.9 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 seven 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 40.


Louis is averaging 15.6 points per game and bolstering the team scoring with 62 assists on the season. Mitchell leads LSU with 6.8 rebounds per game to go along with her 8.8 points per game. Louis also has 5.2 boards per game, followed by Faustine Aifuwa with 4.9 per game.  Aifuwa, who recently moved into the starting lineup, also leads the team with 31 blocked shots.


LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates – at Texas A&M

Sunday’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


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

  • 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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