Lady Tigers Complete Road Trip at Nicholls
THIBODAUX, La. - The LSU women's basketball team will play its fourth game in five days when the Lady Tigers conclude their November road trip at Nicholls State at 6:30 p.m. CST Tuesday in Stopher Gymnasium.
The game will be carried live on the LSU Sports Radio Network on 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge and in the Geaux Zone on www.LSUsports.com. Please note that the game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and not 7 p.m. as previously listed.
LSU (4-4) traveled via commercial air to New Orleans on Monday following a tough 81-51 loss to top-ranked Connecticut in the World Vision Challenge championship game on Sunday in Storrs. The Lady Tigers were within striking distance in the first half, but the two-time defending national champions pulled away outscoring 35-15 in the final 20 minutes.
Sophomore guard Adrienne Webb carries a streak of four consecutive double-figure scoring games into Tuesday. Webb is averaging a team-high 14.6 points per game and she has knocked down at least four three-pointers in seven of eight games. The Madison, Ala., native leads the entire Southeastern Conference with 24 made treys.
Junior forward LaSondra Barrett has lifted her average to 10.6 points per contest, while junior forward Taylor Turnbow continues to lead the Lady Tigers in rebounding with 5.9 boards. As a team, LSU is shooting 38.2 percent and opponents are faring only 35.1 from the floor.
Tuesday's game will be a special one for freshman forward Theresa Plaisance. Plaisance, a Houma native, is the daughter of Nicholls head coach DoBee Plaisance. Plaisance was a McDonald's All-American and a two-time Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year at nearby Vandebilt Catholic. She led the school to its first state championship in 2010.
LSU brings a perfect 10-0 record all-time against the Colonels dating back to the first meeting between the two in 1975. The Lady Tigers are playing in Thibodaux for only the second time and the first since a 95-75 victory on Dec. 2, 1981. All-American Joyce Walker had 21 points in that game to lead LSU.
All 10 meetings in the series history LSU has won in double-digit fashion, including an 86-49 blowout of the Colonels last November in Baton Rouge. Four Lady Tigers had 10 points or more sparked by 12 points apiece from Webb and Bianca Lutley.
Following Tuesday's game, LSU will break for its concentrated study period and final exams. The Lady Tigers return to the Maravich Center on Tuesday, Dec. 14 when Texas Southern comes to town for a 7 p.m. tip.