Women's Basketball Celebrates Girls & Women in Sport
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women’s basketball team (13-6, 5-3 SEC) takes on nationally-ranked Georgia on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the annual National Girls & Women celebration game. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Thursday’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.
Prior to the game, fans will have an opportunity to hear from LSU female athletics administrators and coaches as they share their experiences of working in intercollegiate athletics. The panel begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Women’s Basketball Practice Facility.
Female fans of all ages will receive a $2 ticket for the game and the first 1,000 fans will receive a commemorative photo of the 2018 team. At halftime, LSU student-athletes who have earned a 3.0 or better will be recognized.
This will be the 46th meeting between LSU and No. 17/18 Georgia (19-2, 7-1 SEC). The Lady Bulldogs lead the series 25-20, while the Lady Tigers hold a 10-7 advantage in Baton Rouge. Georgia won last year’s meeting in Athens, 70-65 in overtime, on Feb. 19, 2018.
Georgia is led by senior Mackenzie Engram and junior Caliya Robinson with 13.3 and 13.2 points per game, respectively. Robinson also leads the Lady Bulldogs in rebounding with 7.8 boards per game and with 38 total steals.
Jackson leads LSU with 17.4 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 six of LSU’s eight SEC games this season, including a season-high 26 against Auburn on Jan. 18. Jackson also leads LSU in steals with 42.
Louis is averaging 15.7 points per game and bolstering the team scoring with 63 assists on the season. Mitchell leads LSU with 7.3 rebounds per game to go along with her 8.8 points per game. Louis also has 5.4 boards per game, followed by Jackson with 5.1 per game. Faustine Aifuwa, who recently moved into the starting lineup, leads the team with 32 blocked shots and averages 4.8 rebounds per game.
LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates – at Texas A&M
Thursday’s game versus Georgia will be carried on WBRP, Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge and the following LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates:
- Jena – KJNA – 102.7 FM
- Lafayette – KVOL – 1330 AM
- Lake Charles – KXZZ – 1580 AM
- New Orleans – WWWL – 1350 AM/103.7 FM
- Ruston – KRUS – 1490 AM
- Natchez, Mississippi – KZKR – 105.1 FM
- Tylertown, Mississippi – WFCG – 107.3 FM
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 get tickets ahead of time for the three remaining Lady Tigers home games at the Maravich Center. Single game tickets and group packages are available at LSUtix.net.
- 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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